Our respect and admiration for the monuments and our history is evident, when 55 years ago we worshiped the “Holy Space” of the Second National Assembly of the Greeks.
This space can not be taken from us. This space is ours, it belongs to the local community and it does not belong to the managers of the Ministry of Culture, who sit in an office in Tripoli or Athens and decide unjustifiably for something that does not concern them directly.
The locals after the end of the Second National Assembly named the place where the National Assembly took place “Holy Space”, out of obvious respect, for the great contribution it offered to the Greek Nation. Here, for exaggeration, the “sanctuary” does not have a religious meaning but a National meaning, the place was recognized by the inhabitants as very important, as a “Holy Place”. The “sacred space” is modest and imposing, it is a “museum” in itself
The place was open for two hundred years and did not suffer anything. Recently, the Ministry of Culture, which does not do its job, to promote our cultural heritage, only knows how to “protect” too much, unjustifiably locked the place without decision, excessive headache and headache with the neighboring Archaeological Museum of Astros. IT IS HIDDEN FROM OUR MUNICIPALITY from also a headache and a pimp AND IT IS NOT CONTAINED on the website of our municipality, with a photo and two words… mercy anymore.
The 3rd class of the high school of Astros in 1966 in a representation of the 2nd National Assembly of the Greeks (from left Nikos Theodosopoulos, Giannis Barbouletos, Giannis Kourogiorgas, Tassos Dimakos, Stratis Dalianis, Stelios Harbalis and Vassilis K.>
Astros is mainly known in our homeland by all Greeks and to expatriates abroad by the Second National Assembly of the Greeks that took place in 1823, for which the whole world knows us. The “squid” Astrinos, from the squid they used to write in the famous School of Karytsioti, offered much to their homeland during those difficult moments for our nation when everything was hanging by a thread to drown the revolution in blood. But before the National Assembly, the catalytic acquisition of the Karytsiotis School had preceded
The “squid” Astrinos, faithful to the tradition of millennia of people of the Greek measure and national reconciliation, were called at that time by the nation to reconcile the warring camps for a national dialogue and achieved it with results, under the influence and leadership of Agianitis responsible for military security in time of war of the National Assembly, Panos Zafeiropoulos or Akouros. Astros was chosen for the National Assembly, because in Astros there were many squids and it was undoubtedly a place of common acceptance and would better help the nation.
In 1960, 60 years ago, the primary schools of Agiannis and Astros, participate together in the parade of March 25, in a spirit of “national reconciliation”, after the hostilities had stopped since their recent separation, which had taken place about 3- 4 years earlier. The flag bearers Nektarios Dikaios of Astros Primary School and Giannis Kourogiorgas of Agiannis Primary School together in front of the same line… so that there is no doubt… since we were all equal Βασί In front of the drums Vassilis Hasapogiannis and Stratis Kapsalis of the school had not a single drum… ”The photo and the accompanying text were sent to us by John Kourogiorgas.
Teacher Nick Καραμαντζάνης stands out on the right.. The older ones will remember faces and buildings… – with John Kourogiorgas.
In 1965, 56 years ago, 2nd Grade of Lyceum excursion to Ai Giorgis, under Paliopanagia, we sang with passion, “From the morning in the rain and in the liopiri for a bite and a glass and the glory of God”.
In the photo, from left to first, Costas Bournakis, Dinos Pentafronimos, Andreas Koulentianos, Costas Oikonomou, Giannis Kourogiorgas, Stratis Dalianis, Nikos Theodosopoulos, Giannis Maglis, Stelios Harbalis. “
Photos and text were sent to us by John Kourogiorgas
In the school year 1962-1963, in the third grade of Astros High School with the late teacher and our friend Nikos Vlachakis .. I am right fourth in line in the window, as we see in the photo. We are one hundred students in the first grade and we finished 40 in 1966, with some additions and subtractions. The second grade was then called the fourth grade, since the high school had 6 grades, starting from the third and ending in the eighth, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th.
In November 1963, the Center Union emerged as the first party in the national elections and the newly elected Prime Minister and Minister of Education, G. Papandreou, with E. Papanoutsos as his advisor, established free education at all levels. The Gymnasium now had three classes 1st, 2nd, 3rd as well as Lyk ειο had three classes 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Changes were also made to the university admission system. The grades of the last two grades of Lyceum were taken into account in the score for admission to universities.
Then, in order to go to university for a year, your father had to sell a field, if he had… With the educational reform, all the people of toil could now more easily study their children to change their lives. When I finished high school we are 40 students and I think 36-38 went to universities. Only in the Law School did they succeed 6. It goes without saying that there will be many of us today…. without this education reform, which is very important for us.
The photo and the accompanying text by John Kourogiorgas
The Karytsioti school in 1967 and later was the Lyceum of Astros, as we all know, and became the Archaeological Museum of Astros in 1985.
It is incorrectly mentioned for eight years on the website of our municipality that it became a museum in 1959, see in the link below one of the pearls on the website of our municipality, which the mayor and the competent deputy mayor know and will correct one day, it is nothing great Τι .what can we say is also a big job….
On the website of our municipality on the page Archaeological Museum of Astros in the third paragraph it is mentioned:
Archaeological Museum of Astros DiscoverKynouria.gr
“In the following years, it became a school and in 1959, it became an archeological museum. It closed in 2008 due to earthquake damage. “