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Molista (Greek: Μόλιστα) is a settlement in the Ioannina regional unit in Epirus, Greece. It is situated on the northwestern slope of Smolikas, between the villages Monastiri to the southwest and Gannadio to the northeast. It is part of the municipality of Konitsa. In 2001 its population was 67. The GR-20 (Ioannina - Konitsa - Kozani), the old road is approximately 5 km west. The village was formerly known as Messaria (Μεσσαριά).[CN] The village is unhabited during the winter months.[CN]

Population
Year Village population
1981 107
1991 86
2001 67

View of the village Molista. Entrance of Agios Nikolaos church,


History

It is unknown when the village was founded. In the area around 3,000 years old lekythoi containing ashes have been found by archeologists. This may indicate that the first inhabitants were Molossians. Others claim that the village was settled later, during the Byzantine times ir the 17th century. Molista was part of the Ottoman Empire until 1913, when it came to Greece.
See also

List of settlements in the Ioannina regional unit

External links

Molista at the GTP Travel Pages
Several information about the village (Greek)

References

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