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Administrative Region : Peloponnese
Regional unit : Korinthia

Sofiko (Σοφικό) is a village in the Corinthia Regional Unit, Greece.


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Sofiko participated in the Greek war of independence. During the civil war Sotiris Notaras was imprisoned. His son Ioannis Notaras an opponent of Theodoros Kolokotronis attacked and destroyed the village in the summer of 1826. During WWII Italian soldiers were in Sofiko since June 1941. The commander of the submarine Papanikolis Milton Iatridis helped British soldiers and soldiers from New-Zealand who participated in actions against the Germans/Italians to escape to Crete. Italians left Sofiko in 1943 and a group of the Greek resistance army of ELAS entered in Sofiko. In May 1944 Germans started operations against the rebels in Argolis and Corinthia and they entered in Sofiko in 23 May 1944 after resistance by ELAS. The priest Georgios Karvounis was able to stop the Germans destroying the village as punishment for the resistance.

There are many christian monuments in the region of Solygeia, such as the Monastery Koimiseos tis Theotokou tou Steiri from the 11th century, Church ton Taxiarchon from the 12th century , Church of Agia Trias from the 13th centuty, Church of Agia Paraskevi from 1617 .

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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