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Boundaries

MEGALI RACHI (Mountaintop) FILIATES

Megali Rachi is separated from the Mt. Tsamanta to the N by the Xanthos river, which flows to the W in Albania.


Commercial WebPages

ELEA (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

PERDIKA (Community) THESPROTIA

PERDIKA (Small town) THESPROTIA

PLATARIA (Village) EPIRUS

Plataria

(Following URL information in Greek only)


SOULI (Province) THESPROTIA

Syvota

(Following URL information in Greek only)


TITANI (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

Commercial WebSites

PARAPOTAMOS (Municipality) THESPROTIA

THESPROTIA (Prefecture) EPIRUS

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

FANOTI (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

Phanote

  Eth. Phanoteus, (Pol.). A strongly fortified town of Chaonia in Epirus, and a place of military importance. It stood on the site of the modern Gardhiki, which is situated in the midst of a valley surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains, through which there are only two narrow passes. It lies about halfway between the sea and the Antigonean passes, and was therefore of importance to the Romans when they were advancing from Illyria in B.C. 169.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited May 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Cestrine

  Cestrine (Kestrine, Thuc. Paus.; Kestrinia, Steph. B. s. v. Kammania; Kestria, Steph. B. s. v. Troia), a district of Epeirus in the south of Chaonia, separated from Thesprotia by the river Thyamis. (Thuc. i. 46.) It is said to have received its name from Cestrinus, son of Helenus and Andromache, having been previously called Cammania. (Paus. i. 11. § 1, ii. 23. § 6; Steph. B. s. v. Kammania.) The principal town of this district is called Cestria by Pliny (iv. 1), but its more usual name appears to have been Ilium or Troja, in memory of the Trojan colony of Helenus. (Steph. B. s. v. Troia.) The remains of this town are still visible at the spot called Palea Venetia, near the town of Filiates. In the neighbourhood are those fertile pastures, which were celebrated in ancient times for the Cestrinic oxen. (Hesych. s. v. Kestrinikoi Boes; Schol. ad Aristoph. Pac. 924.) The inhabitants of the district were called Kestrenoi by the poet Rhianus (Steph. B. s. v. Chaunoi). (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. pp. 73, 175.)

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited August 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


TITANI (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

Gitanae

A town of Epirus, described by Livy as being near Corcyra, and about 10 miles from the coast. (Liv. xlii. 38.) It is not mentioned by any other ancient writer, and it has therefore been conjectured that the word is a corrupt form of Chyton, which Ephorus spoke of as a place in Epirus colonised by the Clazomenii.


Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Cestrine, Kestrine

A district of Epirus, separated from Thesprotia by the river Thyamis. It was said to have taken its name from Cestrinus, the son of Helenus, having previously borne the appellation of Cammania.


Cocytus

A river in Epirus, a tributary of the Acheron. Like the Acheron, the Cocytus was supposed to be connected with the lower world, and hence came to be described as a river in the lower world.


Links

SOULI (Province) THESPROTIA

Local government Web-Sites

FILIATES (Municipality) THESPROTIA

Municipality of Filiata


PARAMYTHIA (Municipality) THESPROTIA

Municipality of Paramythia


PERDIKA (Community) THESPROTIA

Community of Perdika


SAGIADA (Municipality) THESPROTIA

Municipality of Sagiada


THESPROTIA (Prefecture) EPIRUS

Prefecture of Thesprotia


Local government WebPages

ACHERODAS (Municipality) SOULI

Municipality of Acheron

The 67.343.000 m2 Municipality, takes up the eastern section of the valley of Kokytos, with natural boundaries towards A the river Acheron and towards B the mass of the mountains of Paramythia. The valley of Kokytos, which is considered the wealthiest region in stone tools in all of Greece, dating back to the Earlier Paleolithic period up to the Copper Period, comprised one of the most important habitation area of the prehistoric man in Thesprotia.


FILIATES (Municipality) THESPROTIA

Municipality of Filiates

The largest in size Municipality of the Prefecture of Thesprotia, takes up 1/3 of its total size, covering almost all of it - with the exception of the section of the Municipality of Sagiada - the homonymous province, between the river Kalamas and the Greek-Albanian borders. It covers an area of 490.430.000 m2 and has a population of 9.758 residents.. Indications for the first presence of man in the region, are the stone tools of the end of the Paleolithic period from the cave west of G(T)itani and earthen pots of the Earlier Neolithic period from the cave of Sideris. Potsherds, which may date back to the Copper Era, were found on the NW side of the hill, where the city of Filiates is situated. During the Historic times at the southern part of the region, the N.Kastrini, lived the Kestrinians, in the middle -with Fanoti (Doliani) being the center- lived the Fanotians and on the north, at the borders with Molossia, lived the tribe of the Onopernoi Thesprotoi, a total of about 20.000/25.000 residents.


PARAMYTHIA (Municipality) THESPROTIA

Municipality of Paramythia


PARAPOTAMOS (Municipality) THESPROTIA

Municipality of Parapotamos

The smallest in size - 49.788.000 m2 - and in population - 1.335 residents - Municipality of Thesprotia, is situated by the riversides of Kalamas, between the three larger in size Municipalities of the Prefecture.


PERDIKA (Community) THESPROTIA

Community of Perdika

On the South-western edge of Thesprotia, bordering towards the S and the E with the province of Parga of the Prefecture of Preveza, it covers an area of 34.605.000 m2 and has a population of 1.730 residents. The semi-mountainous region, with the mountains and the hills ending up by the sea, has, for all that, some of the most beautiful beaches of Thesprotia


PERDIKA (Small town) THESPROTIA

The village


SAGIADA (Municipality) THESPROTIA

Municipality of Sagiada

The Municipality in the most North-Western edge of continental Greece, occupies the coastline - flat and hilly - region north of the old mouth of Kalamas, up to the Greek-Albanian borderline. It covers an area of 87.803.000 m2 and has a population of 2074 residents, while its seat is Asprokklisi.


SOULI (Community) THESPROTIA

Community of Soulion

The fourth in size - 93.230.000 m2 - Local Authority of the Prefecture of Thesprotia with a population of 1.000 residents, as the especially mountainous region, at the borders of the Prefectures of Thesprotia and Ioannina, has been severely blighted by emigration


SYVOTA (Municipality) THESPROTIA

Municipality of Syvota

The small in size - 72.439.000 m2 - Municipality of Syvota, with a population of 2.627 residents, occupies the plain and hilly regions around the bays of Plataria and Syvota. The two small with lush greenery islands at the entrance of the bay of Mourtos - named after the pirate who had made it his base of operations - are considered, according to tradition, as the Syvota islands which are mentioned by the historian of the Peloponnisian war, Thucydides, in connection with the naval battle of 433 B.C. between the Korinthians and the Kerkyraioi, although more recent research considers that they are in a more northern location.


    Mourgana

    Beginning from the village Vavouri, on the steep mountainsides of Mourgana, one can get there after an uphill rout to the highest peak of the mountain at 1.806m.
    The view towards Thesprotia is fantastic. Towards Albania, one can clearly see the mansions of the village Sotira below a beautiful forest of fir-trees. In the general area of Mourgana, one can visit the famous monastery of Kamitsiani, which survives in a very good condition, and the folklore museum of Tsamanta with hundreds of every-day-life objects of the past, sets of clothes and an extensive photograph archive.
    At the village Lia, an organized guest-house operates.

    This text is cited July 2003 from the Thesprotia Prefecture Tourism Promotional Committee URL below, which contains images.


    Maps

    PERDIKA (Community) THESPROTIA

    THESPROTIA (Prefecture) EPIRUS


    Ministry of Culture WebPages

    Prefecture of Thesprotia

    In the following WebPages you can find an interactive map with all the monuments and museums of the Prefecture, with relevant information and photos.


    Names of the place

    The village was named after the ancient people of the Cestrinians, who inhabited the area.


    Perseus Project index

    THESPROTIA (Ancient country) EPIRUS

    Present location

    FANOTI (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

    Doliani castle

    The ancient city is presumed to be at this site (Doliani). The castle stands on a hill that acted as a natural fortification, beside the Kalamas River and between the villages of Agios Georgios and Geroplatanos.


    FOTIKI (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

    Limbomi

    A roman colony and, afterwards, a byzantine city.


    KERKYRAIKI PEREA (Ancient city) EPIRUS

    Lygia peninsula

    The city was founded by Corcyreans colonists to the N of the gulf of Igoumenitsa during the classical period.


    OZDINA (Byzantine settlement) PARAMYTHIA

    This Byzantine city (Ozdina) was built on a rocky hill called Paleochora, on an unknown ancient settlement. On the site there are also two well-preserved post-Byzantine churches.


    The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

    ELINA (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

    Elina

      A port in Epeiros near Arpitsa. The top of a steep hill is fortified by a strong circuit wall ca. 1900 m long, and further fortifications descend to the side of Arilla Bay, which has a sandy beach suitable for small craft. There are remains of house foundations, a temple, and probably a theater. The harbor is well sited for trade with Kerkyra and with coastal shipping.

    N.G.L. Hammond, ed.
    This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.


    FANOTI (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

    Phanote (Raveni)

      A site mentioned by Livy (45.26.37) on the Kalamas river in Epeiros. A steep hill in the fork between the Kalamas and a tributary is defended by a circuit wall ca. 800 m long, containing gateways and towers. It controls the narrows between the lower and upper reaches of the Kalamas.

    N.G.L. Hammond, ed.
    This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.


    FOTIKI (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

    Photike

      Identified by inscriptions (CIL III, Suppl. 2. 12299), it is N of Paramythia in S Epeiros. A city of Roman and Byzantine times stood on the watershed between the Acheron valley and the Thyamis valley. Its predecessor of Greek times, situated above Paramythia, was strongly fortified then and later (Procop. Aed. 4.1.34); there are remains of ancient walls, gateways and rock cuttings, which indicate a circuit wall ca. 2100 m long.

    N.G.L. Hammond, ed.
    This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.


    KERKYRAIKI PEREA (Ancient city) EPIRUS

    Torone

      On the coast of Epeiros at the head of Plataria Bay, where there is a small fortified acropolis. Ptolemy mentions it (3.14).

    N.G.L. Hammond, ed.
    This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.


    TITANI (Ancient city) THESPROTIA

    Gitana (Goumani)

      A meeting place of the Epirote League (Livy 42.38.1). A spur near Philiates between the Kalamas river and a N tributary is fortified with a circuit wall ca. 3000 m long, and the acropolis has a fine semicircular tower. A small theater, towers, and gateways are visible. The Kalamas may have been navigable to this point.

    N.G.L. Hammond, ed.
    This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.


    Tourism Organization WebPages

    MARGARITI (Municipality) THESPROTIA

    Municipality of Margariti

    The Municipality of Margariti covers an area of 141.579.000 m2, with a population of 3.324 residents. Margariti is the seat of the Municipality. A region rich in stone tools of the Mid Paleolithic period (Morfi, Mazarakia, etc.) comprised one of the areas of Thesprotia, where the prehistoric man lived.


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