Photographer's Note

The region always belonged in the state of ancient KLEITORAS. Here existed the ancient cities Nasos - Skotani - Paos. The name Strezona as toponymio and settlement exists from the 7th century and it is attributed in their Slavous that came in the region. In 1250 [Strezoba] is written in the papers of Francs of conquerors of Peloponnese. In other written source [Strezoba] is presented in the French Chronicle of [Moreos] [to]1265 A.D. with the French name Estranses ([Estranses]) and belonged in [timario] [Kerpinis] ([Gortynia]) that with this line [timario] belonged in [Baroneia] of [Akoba], in the dame Daisy of [Passaba]. At the 11th-13th century it is built above [Strezoba] in Afrodisio terms ([Korakofolia]) the Monastery of [Eyaggelistrias], where village and Monastery have anymore parallel course, because and the privileges that had the monasteries on Ottoman domination. Does [Strezoba] present continuously and more the period of revolution of 1821, where it stars in offers of military forces of fights and supplies. It participated with her lads under the head [Pitsoyna] in the first winbattle of Lebidioy, in the battle of Patras and in general participated with foods and supplies from that season was considered the granary of central Peloponnese. In 1928 [Strezoba] was renamed as Dafni from the myth of love his daughter Ladona Daphni with the god Apollo that was uncovered on the banks of the river Ladon.
There are many references to mythology in the Ladon. Here the myth of Lefkipos he wase dressed woman who is close to the nymph Daphne, energy paid with his life when discovered, here bathed the goddess Demeter, here chasing the goddess of hunting Artemis, here was the
place of god Pan. Here, after a successful chase, Herakles caught the goldenhorn deer. Here in the beautiful forests of Afrodissio terms there are ruins of ancient temples and baths of Aphrodite for this the name Aphrodisia - Aphrodite where the mountains meet the illicit lover of the god Mars.

This is the lake of Ladonas river one day with low barometric.

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