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Prousos (Greek: Προυσός) is a village and a former municipality in Evrytania, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Karpenisi, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Population 2,253 (2001).


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Division of the municipality

  • Prousos / Δ.δ. Προυσού [511]
    • Prousos / ο Προυσός [249]
    • Ano Esochoria / τα Άνω Εσωχώρια [78]
    • Iera Moni Prousou / η Ιερά Μονή Προυσού [40]
    • Koulion / το Κούλιον [101]
    • Tsiknaiika / τα Τσικναίικα [43]
  • Alestia / Δ.δ. Αλεστίων -- τα Αλέστια [127]
  • Aspropyrgos / Δ.δ. Ασπροπύργου [308]
    • Aspropyrgos / ο Ασπρόπυργος [288]
    • Vrysoula / η Βρυσούλα [12]
    • Parigoris / ο Παρηγόρης [8]
  • Velota / Δ.δ. Βελωτών -- τα Βελωτά [62]
  • Esochoria / Δ.δ. Εσωχωρίων [80]
    • Esochoria / τα Εσωχώρια [65]
    • Isomata / τα Ισώματα [15]
  • Kastanea / Δ.δ. Καστανέας -- η Καστανέα [307]
  • Katavothra / Δ.δ. Καταβόθρας [321]
  • Prodromos / Δ.δ. Προδρόμου [124]
  • Sarkini / Δ.δ. Σαρκίνης [108]
  • Stavrochorion / Δ.δ. Σταυροχωρίου [39]
  • Tornos / Δ.δ. Τόρνου -- ο Τόρνος [266]

Proussos

Monastery Proussos (or Prousos) (Iera Moni Prousou), with the village Proussos in the Background

The Monastery of Proussos was named after the Icon of Panagia Prousiotissa from Prousa in Minor Asia, according to a legend painted by Luke the Evangelist. It is 31 km north of Karpenisi. It was build in the 9th century (some say 12th century). According to a legend the monastery was founded during the period of the Byzantine Emperor Theophilos (829-842) who was an iconoclast ( against the use of icons). To protect the icon it was decided by supporterts of the use of icons to move it to a safe place. The two persons responsible to find a place for the icon who came in Proussos decided to stay here and to build a monastery, and they were the first monks who changed their names to Dionysios and Timotheos. According to legends they decided the place due to miracles that happened due to the icon and because they could not move the icon to another place.

Part of the monastery was destroyed 1587 by a fire. During the Greek war of independence it was a refuge place of various heroes such as Giorgos Karaiskakis, Markos Botsaris or Lambros Katsonis. A large part of the monastery was destroyed , including many books and documents, by fire set by German troops in the second world war.

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

Municipalities of the Evrytania Prefecture

Agrafa | Aperantia | Aspropotamos | Domnista | Fourna | Fragkista | Karpenisi | Ktimenia | Potamia | Proussos | Viniani

Municipalities and communities of the Kozani Prefecture

Agia Paraskevi | Aiani | Askio | Dimitrios Ypsilantis | Elimeia | Ellispontos | Kamvounia | Kozani | Mouriki | Neapoli | Ptolemaida | Servia | Siatista | Tsotyli | Velventos | Vermio

Vlasti | Livadero | Pentalofos

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