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History (4)

Antiquity

Historic years

  The wider geographic area is identified with the area of ancient Orestida, where the Orestes - "Macednoi", as Herodotus calls them - lived. Form there the Macedonian Kings started uniting the other states to form the great Macedonian State. During the Roman Empire period the region was dominated by the Romans in 197 BC, who allow the formation of a particular local independence.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Prefecture of Kastoria tourist pamphlet.


Byzantine period (324-1453 AD)

Byzantine era

  In 395 AC, when the Roman Empire was divided, the region was a part of the East Roman State, which was developed in the Greek Byzantine. The natural beauty of the region attracted the Byzantine emperors, while the strategic position of the region constituted the base of operations against the attempts of Bulgarians, the Petsenegoi, the Norman, the crusaders, the Serbs, and for a very little period the Albanians, and finally, in 1385, the Turks.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Prefecture of Kastoria tourist pamphlet.


Ottoman period (1453-1821)

Post-byzantine era

  During the Turkish domination the of Kastoria was turned into a center of Hellenism by keeping unharmed the nation's conscience, the language, the religion, the morals and customs. In this hard period of the Greek Nation, the role of the Church was very significant in keeping the Greek element. During this period that region developed a treat economic and commercial activity and has known a real prosperity in art and letters. This development rendered the region the centre of material and moral support of the pre-Revolutionary movements that leaded to the Greek revolution of 1821 and to the liberating movements of the 19th century.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Prefecture of Kastoria tourist pamphlet.


Modern history events

Macedonian War - Modern History

THE MACEDONIAN WAR
  The region of Kastoria constituted the centre of preparation and action of the armed liberating Macedonian War. In that region the resistance against the Bulgarians is organised and important historic personalities appear, such as Pavlos Melas, Germanos Karavagelis and Ion Dragoumis, who, with their robust attitude, led the War to the liberation of the region in 11 November 1912.

MODERN HISTORY
  During the Balkan Wars (1912-13), the World War I (1914-18) and the World War II (1940-45) the contribution of the region's people to the war against the Italian, the Slavs and the German conquerors. During the civil war (1946-49) - this black page of the Greek history - the area of Kastoria constituted the theatre of progress of the armed bloodshed and the affective social consequences that followed.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Prefecture of Kastoria tourist pamphlet.


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