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Administrative Region : East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit : Kavala

Panagia (Παναγιά) Kavala

Panagia (until 1964 Kato Akrovouni) is a village in the Municipality of Paggaio in the regional unit of Kavala, in the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. According to the 2011 census, it has 655 inhabitants. It is located at an altitude of 180 meters, at the foot of Paggaio. The Virgin Mary was originally built on the Acrovouni site, but its inhabitants relocated to their current location during the 1950s.


In the place "Tsakil Bair", 2.5 km southwest of the village, is the Holy Hero Horseman Avlonitis, of the Hellenistic-Roman period. Two kilometers to the northeast, and 700 meters west of the village, in the place "Two Fountains", a settlement of prehistoric and historical times has been found. In the nearby location "Plagia", illegally excavated box-shaped tombs have been found. [1]

At the beginning of the 20th century, Kotsani (name of the village until 1928) [2] had a predominantly Muslim population, reaching 250 inhabitants, according to the statistics of the Greek Army of 1911, and according to the 1920 Greek census, Kotsani had 214 inhabitants. [3] After the population exchange, 78 refugee families settled in Akrovouni, with the village gaining a pure refugee population. [4] The refugees came from Eastern Thrace and specifically from the Democrats, the Pasoks, the Sokias, the Pontus and very few Karamanlides. [5] In the 1928 census, Akrovouni had 353 inhabitants and in the 1940 census it had 455 inhabitants. [3]

The inhabitants of Akrovouni relocated to Kato Akrovouni during the 1950s. [5] Kato Akrovouni was recognized as a settlement in 1961 and was annexed to the community of Kipia until 1966, when it was annexed to the municipality of Eleftheroupoli, where it remained with the Kapodistrias program. [6] The settlement was renamed Panagia in 1964. [7]


The village has a football club called the Sports Association of Akrovouni "Atromitos", [8] which is based in the stadium of Akrovouni.


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"Kotsani - Acrovouni". Receiver. National Documentation Center. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
"The population of the Pravi (Eleftheroupoli) area". Dimitris Lithoxou. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
"Refugee settlement - Kavala (Kavala) Office". Dimitris Lithoxou. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
"Municipal Unit of Eleftheroupoli". Municipality of Paggaio. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017. Retrieved on February 18, 2017.
"Panagia (Kavala)". Administrative changes of settlements. ΕΕΤΑΑ. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
"Kato Akrovounion - Panagia". Receiver. National Documentation Center. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
"EXPERIENCED PROGRAM MUNICIPAL PROGRAM" (PDF). Municipality of Paggaio. Retrieved on November 13, 2017.


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