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On the left bank of Kerynitis river the residents of Fteri who dealt with cotton cultivation founded Mpoufouskia village. The village demonstrated rich action during the Ottoman domination and the Greek Revolution. According to tradition there was a “concealed school” in the village and the whole area was a suitable and safe shelter for the Greek fighters. Those rocks and caverns, suitable for defence then, are the result of the big earthquake of 373 BC. The origin of the village name has a lot of versions. The tradition attributes the name comes from a big bird gawk (mpoufos in greek) that covered with its shade (skia in greek) the village every time it flew around; Pouqueville, a famous sightseer, says its etymology is “Gouffre de beuf”.
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This photo is a panorama of 10 vertical shots. no tripod.

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  • Copyright: STEFANOS MARTIMIANAKIS (stefanos_m) (29)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-03-31
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-05-07 7:18
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