From the past years of Ottoman ruling, Prastós had begun to share its importance with Leonidio which was already the second place of residence of Prastiótes.
Proof of this is important way of living are the famous mansions of Tsikalioti, Efstathiou, Katsikogianni, Hatzipanayioti, dating to the early years of the 19th century and also the remains of the three districts beautifully decorated with tall towers, beautiful churches, aqueducts, stately mansions which still standing and testify of the great History and culture of Prastós.
During the 18th century and the first years of the 19th, Prastós was flourishing,
with the population of over 7000 inhabitants.
At that time flourishing trade and navigation were very prosperous and the goods of Prastós were traded all the way to Istanbul, Russia, Turkey, Egypt and France.
The local goods and products were usually shipped by boats through Hydra and Spetses ports and the major shareholders were Prastiótes merchants.
Because of this lucrative trade Prastós had developed a significant economic power
and had become the historic capital of Tsakoniá.
The three districts, the strength and luster of the old Prastós, was extinguished in 1826 following a fire by Ibrahim.
The Prastiótes trying to escape from the destructive onslaught of Ibrahim fled to Leonidio "the safe place", according to Theodoros Kolokotronis.
They brought several of their wealth and built their new mansions there.
Great and important was the participation of Prastiotes, at the start of the revolution of 1821 headed by Captain Giorgakis, and the rich ship owners (Hadjipanayiotis, Trochanis ) offered many ships and money during this war.
The picture is taken under heavy rain and you can see the fog coming down the hill in the background.
It is also a picture dedicated to my mother.
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Romano46 (5988) 2013-01-30 11:29
questa di oggi ci porta il profumo della primavera che si avvicina a grandi passi.
Tu l'hai anticipata con questa composizione nella quale i verdi saturi fanno un ottimo comtrasto con i tetti delle case. Peccato per il cielo grigio, per via della nebbia che si intravede sulla collina, ma a ravvivare il tutto ci hanno pensato i fiori di rosa dell'albero, gradevoli nel contrasto con i rami cupi.
Ciao e buona serata
pajaran (36906) 2013-01-30 11:39
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na drvo sa cvetovima i kuce ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepi cvetovi i kuce.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Nice view of the tree with flowers, and home ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Beautiful flowers and house.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Gigidusud (8332) 2013-01-30 12:26
Beautiful spring composition with excellent POV and well framed with flowering trees.Well done!
danos (74518) 2013-01-30 13:04
Ελένη γεια σου,
όορφη πρώιμη Ανοιξιάτικη φωτογραφία με τα μπουμπούκια των δένδρων και των φυτών να κυριαρχούν κάνοντας το όλο σκηνικό τόσο ενδιαφέρον και μοναδικό.Να υποθέσω ότι είναι το χωριό σου λόγω της αφιέρωσης;
chrislo (2179) 2013-01-30 14:01
This is the kind of delightful image I'm longing for as winter always seems too long and boring to me. Your picture really conveys a somehow optimistic and friendly atmosphere to the viewer. The blossom covered branches produce a fine sense of depth add a spring vitality to this scenery. The fresh green grass looks superbly bright and makes the red roofs nicely stand out. A very pleasant reminder of those days which, I hope, will be coming soon.
TopGeo (38000) 2013-01-30 22:59
Μια όμορφη ματιά σε ενα χωριό της Αρκαδίας με πρώτο πλάνο λουλουδιασμένο και μία σημείωση με ιστορικά στοιχεία ,αλλά και χρώματα της υπαίθρου γοητευτικά!
Silvio1953 (99199) 2013-01-31 0:30
Ciao Eleni, profuno di primavera, granbel POV sul delizioso villaggio, bella composizione con l'albero in fiore in primo piano, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (27118) 2013-01-31 4:23
Great shots can be done in bad weather like what you did. Good job! Specks of bold reds catch attention and urge viewers to explore deeper boosting the overall effect to this wonderously rural landscape. Even without a hint of sunlight but still a breathtaking view with lots of lively colors, beautiful natural farming in the fg, and the glimpse of foggy distant. Wonderful shot and tx for sharing, Congrats.
jhm (123140) 2013-01-31 4:54
The blossom covered branches produce a fine sense of depth add a spring vitality to this scenery.
Perspective and depth are wonderful, a pity of the white sky.
Excellent composition, you chose a very well angle.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
maria-v1981 (10409) 2013-01-31 5:12
Αυτά τα χωρία κάνουν την ελληνική επαρχία να είναι τοσο ξεχωριστή και όμορφη. Και ιδιαίτερα για σένα που ήταν το χωρίο της μητέρας σου. Οι αμυγδαλιές ξεφυτρώνουν παντού και χρωματίζουν την σύνθεση όπως οι κεραμιδένιες σκεπές.
cornejo (18714) 2013-01-31 5:22
Hola amiga Eleni, muy bonita foto de este encantador lugar con los almendros en flor, me encanta la naturaleza y los bonitos pueblos rurales y de montaña. Una bella estampa bien encuadrada y con calidad. Muy buen y bonito trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones. Gracias por compartir esta bonita postal.
Buen dia y feliz fin de semana.
Un cordial abrazo.
ikeharel (38090) 2013-01-31 7:15
I enjoy eading notes with interesting history enfolded.
Even with rain the pic. is a vivid scenery, with the Almond trees in great white, seasonally blosom on march, like here in Israel.
Nice red-roof-tops and i especially looked into the archi.-details on the houses.
saxo042 (31862) 2013-01-31 8:24
The combination of green grass and red roofs is very attractive. Furthermore, the tree is a very good addition to the picture as it provides depth and very pleasant colours of all the blossoms in early spring. Interesting to see how the mist is covering the top of the hills across.
mesutilgim (68620) 2013-01-31 12:10
Hello dear Eleni,
Very nice spring landscape with very good layout.
Nice ideato keep this beautiful flourishing tree at right.
TFS and best regards
fabianoleite (9098) 2013-01-31 12:44
Hi, Eleni. I like the division of this picture in two dimensions, branchjes with flowers and red-rrofed houses, I like the contrast. Simple but nice, good work and regards!
dip (21961) 2013-01-31 23:58
Γεια σου Ελένη,
όμορφα ανοιξιάτικα χρώματα και καλό καδράρισμα,
πολύ καλή η ιδέα σου να συμπεριλάβεις στο πρώτο πλάνο το ανθισμένο δέντρο,
Καλή σου μέρα,
Cricri (87288) 2013-02-01 11:03
Une autre jolie vue de cette belle région joliment cadrer avec l'arbre en fleurs, les toits rouges qui ressort de paysage assez verdoyant
un bel hommage a ta maman ( sorry pour hier)
tomi1 (1932) 2013-02-04 14:16
This ridge is very similar to one in Portugal called (Piódão). People at such places are different from the ones who are used to the urbanism. In Piódão there are goats spread which give the milk and cheese. Try to localize the place I am talking about to compare. Most houses in Piódão are made of stone while here I find a connstruction more recent. But I liked to live in such places because life belongs me and is only one. However the local people may be kind or not. This tree in blossom seems to be a almond one but I am not sure. Warm regards. Tomi. (António Domingos)