Wednesday, March 27, 2019


Lahi is a village just east of Neapolis which originated around 1600 CE.
From the Byzantines there was the Temple of Theotokos (Kalenia), where in After the failure of the Orlofians, several inhabitants of the village dispersed in other parts of the country and mainly in the Aegean islands.the past it functioned as a monastery.
In 1814, after the permission of the agape of Faraklou, the temple of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary was built.

With the establishment of the newer Greek state in 1836, Lahi was the seat of one of the two municipalities of Vatikas, the Municipality of Voi and which in 1840 merged with the Municipality of Maleos (Faraklos). The two municipalities merged in 1840.
There are a number of explanations for the origin of the village's name: 
*Lashis was a general of the Athenians in the 5th century BC.
*One of the generals of the King of God is reported as Leigh. 
*Georgios Lahis, resident of the region during the Ottoman domination.
 *Las the place name beach at sea.
*Lahia, meaning well-cultivated land and lachos which means stone digging.
*The main activity of the inhabitants in the past was the sea (shipping and fishing) and, in addition, the cultivation of the land.
Photo Exploring Greece


Mesohori is a beautiful little  village full  of trees, with a panoramic view of Neapoli and its bay from above. Visit the village for annual Panagyri held at the church in Mesochori -- notable for its excellent food, prepared by the women of the village. A modest entrance fee covers a generous dinner and music for dancing far into the night. photo Limira Mare Hotel

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Local festivals in Neapolis.

Every year this festivals give  a unique opportunity for visitors to experience it.
March 10  The local Carnival, start at 11:30 am in Neapolis.

Carnival children's program with clowns and jugglers at Neapoli Square, at 13:15

and in case of rain in the event hall of the Old Primary School of Neapolis, at 12:15 pm

March 11

Clean Monday  Local festival In the beautiful Pounta near the ancient city of Pavlopetri
Offering  gourmet dishes and flying kite on the beach of Pounta. 11:00 am



Faraklo, located on the hillside above Neapolis, is called the "Balcony of Vatika." Built around 1480 CE, Faraklo was once the capital of the area. In those days, the small fishing village of Neapolis was vulnerable to raids from marauding pirates. Faraklo was a much safer place to live. The Castle at Agia Paraskevi, originating from the 7th century CE, served as an effective lookout post against raiders. Implicated in a notorious case of art theft, on September 23, 2006, an icon of the Virgin May of Vrefokratossa, which had been stolen from the Monastery of Ellis Arcadia, was discovered in a wooden frame in the wall of a small church in the Monastery of Panatanassa, located in Faraklo.  After returning the icon to its rightful location, the Greek Police paid for an exact replica of the icon to be placed in Faraklo -- accompanied by a festive ceremony. Faraklo boasts an excellent fresh-water spring. See entry entitled Fresh Water Springs.Φωτό