The villages of Dropoli (Greece-Albania)

Anastasia Gianniotis By Anastasia Gianniotis, 17th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/bhqmvo-j/
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The villages of Dropoli are located between northern Greece, and southern Albania in between mountains and rivers. The villages go all the way back to the Ottoman empire and till today the village population consists of Albanians and Greeks, which both languages are spoken Albanian and Greek in todays schools.

Dropolis villages

Dropoli is a region of Greece-Albania that consists of this villages: Kalogoratzi, Dervitsani, kossovitsa, kato episkopi, vouliarati, Sofratika, Grapsi, Frastani, vrahogoratzi, Pepeli, Selloi, and Loggos. This villages today speak both languages Greek and Albanian because this region consists of Albanians and Greeks. In the 1800's the villages use to speak another language that was called (vlaxika) and the language is still spoken today in some villages. Dropoli is an amazing mountain region that hides beautiful forests and tradition with lovely orthodox churches all around the villages.

Religion in Dropoli

The religion of Dropoli remains the same as back in the 1800's orthodox with big Orthodox churches and big festivals that celebrate each saint. During the Ottoman occupation Dropoli fought to keep the orthodox religion because the ottomans wanted to turn Dropoli to Muslim. Each village was used for something during the war and still today there are many places and corners that have hidden history and are explained with every detail from start to finish it also has a lot of weapon shacks all over every village from the time war broke out. It is a wonderful region with a lot of history and full of tradition, it is just alluring.

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Albania, Dropoli, Greece, Villages

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