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AREOPOLIS, PELOPONNESE, S.GREECE #7683B/W

This photograph was entered for the Digital Photographer of the Year Awards 2010, in the Travel category. It was published in the Digital Photographer magazine, Issue 102.

 

Areopolis (Greek: Αρεόπολη) is a town on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Greece. The word Areopolis means "city of Ares", the ancient Greek god of war. It was the seat of Oitylo municipality. The Greek War of Independence was started at Areopolis on the 17th of March 1821 by Petros Pierrakos, also known as Petros Mavromichalis, the last bey of Mani. Now Areopolis has grown into a flourishing town.

 

Areopolis is my father's birthplace. I dedicate this photograph to his memory!

 

Thanassis Fournarakos - Θανασης Φουρναρακος

Professional Photographer, retired.

Athens, Greece

  

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This photograph has achieved the following highest awards:

* **LOVE IT!** SHOWCASE GROUP

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Taken on August 14, 2006