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When the lepers arrived i

When the lepers arrived in Spinalonga they had to go through from one of the two entrances of the fortress. This entrance was a long, wet and dark tunnel. People gave the name "The Dante's Gate" to the entrance because they didn't know what was expecting them at the other side. ___________________________________ #spinalonga #plaka #nisi #lasithi #greece #lifo #lifo_greece #ig_greece #mysticgreece #wu_greece #super_greece #amazinggreece #greecetravelgr1 #igers_greece #igersgreece #athensvoice #explore #amazing_greece #kings_greece #hdr_greece #greece_hero #gf_greece #travel_greece #team_greece #perfect_greece #greece_lovers #mysticcrete #cretanlandscape #creteisland #cretantrails

Suyun te yakasndan gnaydn

Suyun te yakasndan gnaydn herkese! Bugn 15 Austos Meryem Ana yortusu. Yunanistan'n en nemli dini bayramlarndan. Yunan adalarnda ise 14 Austos akam insanlar en gzel giysilerini giyip kilisenin nnde buluup ayini dinledikten sonra bayramlayorlar. Bugn ayrca Panagiotis, Maria ve Despinalar'n isim gn. Bu isimde arkadalarnz varsa isim gnleri kutlamay unutmayn. Yunanistan'da isim gnleri doum gnlerinden bile nemlidir ! ____________________________________________________ #yunanistan #suyunoteyakasi #travel_greece #wu_greece #gununkaresi #gununfotografi #reasonstovisitgreece #greecetravelgr #topgreecephoto #kings_greece #visitgreece #seyahat #cokgezenlerkulubu #ig_greece #travelphotography #travelblogger #traveldiaries #colorsofgreece #great_greece #great_captures_greece #greecestagram #perfect_greece #igers_greece #kimolos #syk_kimolos #greekislands #yunanadalari #kiklad #cyclades_islands #hurriyetseyahat

Ma anche in Grecia per i

Ma anche in Grecia per i panni colorati si utilizzer l'apposito detersivo? Intanto qua a Roma l'obl della lavatrice ha smesso di girare, la montagna di vestiti si sono gi asciugati al sole. Manca solo la fase "daje de vapore". Dalla vostra tintoria di fiducia tutto. Passo e chiudo. #cicladi #Cyclades #perfect_greece #perfect_countries #super_greece #greecelover_gr #greecestagram #greecetravelgr1_ #wu_greece #ilovegreece #welovegreece_ #feelgreece #thegreeceguide #reasonstovisitgreece #greece_is_awesome #great_captures_greece #life_greece #kings_greece #travel_greece #team_greece #igers_greece #urban_greece #ae_greece #photocontestgr #loves_greece #gf_greece #great_captures_greece #unlimitedgreece #ig_greece #exquisite_greece #greece

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There is some uncertainty over the origin of the medieval name "Morea", which is first recorded only in the 10th century in the Byzantine chronicles. Traditionally scholars thought the name originated from the word morea (), meaning morus or mulberry, a tree which, though known in the region from the ancient times, gained value after the 6th century, when mulberry-eating silkworms were smuggled from China to Byzantium. The British Byzantinist Steven Runciman suggested that the name comes "from the likeness of its shape to that of a mulberry leaf."

After the conquest of Constantinople by the forces of the Fourth Crusade (1204), two groups of Franks undertook the occupation of the Morea. They created the Principality of Achaea, a largely Greek-inhabited statelet ruled by a Latin (Western) autocrat. In referring to the Peloponnese, they followed local practice and used the name "Morea". The most important prince in the Morea was Guillaume II de Villehardouin (12461278), who fortified Mistra (Mystras) near the site of Sparta in 1249. After losing the Battle of Pelagonia (1259) against the Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus, Guillaume was forced to ransom himself by giving up most of the eastern part of Morea and his newly built strongholds. An initial Byzantine drive to reconquer the entire peninsula failed in the battles of Prinitza and Makryplagi, and the Byzantines and Franks settled to an uneasy coexistence. In the mid-14th century, the later Byzantine Emperor John VI Kantakouzenos reorganized Morea into the Despotate of the Morea. Sons of the emperor with the rank of despotes were usually sent to rule the province as an appanage. By 1430, the Byzantines eventually recovered the remainder of the Frankish part of the Morea, but in 1460 the peninsula was almost completely overrun and conquered by the Ottoman Empire. In July 1461 the last holdout, Salmeniko Castle, was taken. The peninsula was captured for the Republic of Venice by Francesco Morosini during the Morean War of 168499. Venetian rule proved unpopular, and the Ottomans recaptured the Morea in a lightning campaign in 1714. Under renewed Ottoman rule, centered at Tripolitsa, the region enjoyed relative prosperity. The latter 18th century was marked by renewed dissatisfaction. Armed bands of the klephts emerged, undeterred by the brutal repression of the Orlov Revolt. They waged guerrilla war against the Turks, aided both by the decay of Ottoman power and the emergence of Greek national consciousness. Ultimately, the Morea and its inhabitants provided the cradle and backbone of the Greek Revolution.

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