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Arnissa (Greek: Άρνισσα; Bulgarian: Острово, Ostrovo,[1] before 1926: Όστροβον - Ostrovon[2]) is a town in the Pella Prefecture of Macedonia, Greece. It is located near the Lake Vegoritida and Mount Kaimakchalan and is the seat of the Vegoritida Municipality. It has a population of 1,550 (as of 2001).


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History

The Battle of Ostrovo was fought near the town in 1041. In 1845 the Russian Slav scholar notes Ostrovo as a nice village situated near a lake and populated by Bulgarians and Turks.[1]


References

^ a b Ocherk puteshestvia po evropeyskoy Turcyi, Viktor Grigorovich (Russian)
^ Name changes of settlements in Greece

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