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Old April 17th, 2005, 11:18 PM   #1
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Φλώρινα | Florina

Florina is a name not usually mentioned in the tourist guides. It is a small town in western Macedonia







































































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Old April 17th, 2005, 11:39 PM   #2
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Είναι αλήθεια ότι η Φλώρινα είναι σχεδόν άγνωστη στους περισσότερους. Η πόλη δε λέει και πολλά όμως τα περίχωρα (και κυρίως οι πρέσπες ) είναι πανέμορφα!
Και κάτι άλλο...
Η Φλώρινα είναι γνωστή και για την εξαιρετική παραγωγή φασολιών ! Τα φλωρινιώτικα φασόλια είναι τα καλύτερα σε όλη την Ελλάδα και όχι μόνο!
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Old April 18th, 2005, 02:56 PM   #3
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Very nice nature surrounding the city. I have been there only once, MANY years ago, and I don't remember a lot, but I liked the area. Nice girls, too
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Old April 18th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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very nice!
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Old April 19th, 2005, 12:11 PM   #5
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the colors of outmne are amazing, nice landscape people wath is that lake in the lost pic?
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Old March 20th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #6
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Why is this thread so neglected?

It seems like an interesting small town.Although i've never been there,it looks nice and beautiful in photos.

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Old March 20th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #7
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nice photos! Florina is indeed a very special town and its inhabitants are a very unique people.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #8
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I wonder,why you say that?

Anyway,some more photos of the town:









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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #9
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bravo southern se merika xronia ta ktiria ama den ta kanoun tipota tha ginoun kai afta polykatikees
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Old March 21st, 2008, 12:10 AM   #10
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The buildings near the small river look beautiful but some are in urgent need or restoration. I hope that they are listed buildings so what arxeos fears will never happen. And this brings another question: When the city or government enlists your building shouldn't it provide you with some funds/subsidies/cheap loans to restore it? Because what is your advantage if the guys in other regions of the city build "polykatoikies" on their properties - making good money - and you just watch it rotten because you know that the investment will hardly pay-off. Or why the government imposes you something that is advantageous to the whole city (improving of course the looks and preserving the heritage) but costs money only to you?


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It is also interesting how they tried to give an old - traditional west macedonian look to the building of the prefecture of Florina but I am not so sure that they succeeded.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 02:45 AM   #11
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The city approved last year to renovate the historic buildings along the river. Once they are renovated, they will turn into small shops, cafes, and clubs. They already renovated the street and bridge, and made a new walkway for a pedestrian zone. The whole point of this is to make this part of town a new social center for young people to gather and hang out, while the already existing pedestrian zone in the center of the town is to be reserved for the "older" generations. I myself am very excited about the project.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 01:53 PM   #12
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Why are you excited about it?
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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:38 PM   #13
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I just thought that its a great improvement for the town, why are you asking me?
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 04:15 AM   #14
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nice photos! Florina is indeed a very special town and its inhabitants are a very unique people.

How are they unique? Because some of the people are Slavophones?

Anyway, I was in Florina in 1999 when I was on my honeymoon. My wife's family is from Kastoria (my mother is from Kozani). I enjoyed the three or four days I stayed there.




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The people are very friendly.

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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 05:14 AM   #15
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I find the culture and feel of Florina quite different from other Greek towns, perhaps its because the people are Slavic like you mentioned, I dunno. Anyway, I called the the city "special" because its my hometown BTW I can't recall a statue like that near the city (in your last pic), in fact I don't think that photo was taken in Florina.

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 05:39 AM   #16
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I was right, that photo was not taken in Florina, but in Lisbon - Portugal Let me remind you that this thread in on a small town in northern Greece, its not on the capital of Portugal

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It was taken in 2004 at the Euro Cup in Lisbon, the boy clearly has a message from Florina.
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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I find the culture and feel of Florina quite different from other Greek towns, perhaps its because the people are Slavic like you mentioned, I dunno. .
It does have more of a Balkan feel than any other part of Greece I've been to that's for sure, but the inhabitants of Florina are not all Slavophones by any means.

And about their national sentiment......

A village near Florina....

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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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omg....just OMG!
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I find the culture and feel of Florina quite different from other Greek towns, perhaps its because the people are Slavic like you mentioned, I dunno. Anyway, I called the the city "special" because its my hometown BTW I can't recall a statue like that near the city (in your last pic), in fact I don't think that photo was taken in Florina.
I come from Florina. So your saying I'm Slavic like you?

Your right, you don't know. So next time before you say something stupid, best to think twice and resist the urge to say something stupid.

And btw, he did not say the people are Slavic, so stop trying to twist things. Your propaganda and lies don't work here.
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