Parori, Boeotia

Parori (Greek: Παρόρι), formerly Beskeni (Greek: Μπεσκένι, named after a local Ottoman-era agha) is a small village located about 27 kilometres north of Livadeia, the capital of Boeotia in Central Greece. Today, Parori is inhabited by only a small number of full-time residents, the main occupations of the inhabitants are with farming and livestock.

Parori

Παρόρι
South view of village
South view of village
Parori is located in Greece
Parori
Parori
Coordinates: 38°33.8′N 22°45.2′E / 38.5633°N 22.7533°E / 38.5633; 22.7533Coordinates: 38°33.8′N 22°45.2′E / 38.5633°N 22.7533°E / 38.5633; 22.7533
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Greece
Regional unitBoeotia
MunicipalityLivadeia
Municipal unitDavleia
Highest elevation
165 m (541 ft)
Lowest elevation
150 m (490 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Rural
228
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
350 15
Area code(s)+30 22610
Websitehttp://paroriviotiass.blogspot.com

EtymologyEdit

Located east of Davleia at the foot of Mount Parnassus. The village was named Bescheni until 1930, when it was renamed to Parori. With its stone houses, narrow cobbled streets, beautiful tiled roofs and traditional decorative elements, the village is a good example of traditional local architecture. It is worth seeing the traditional stone floors for cereals.

The name Parori become from two possible scenarios. The first theory posits that it derives from its location at the foot of Mount Parnassus (παρά το όρος, i.e. "near the mountain"), and the second from its location in the borders of two regional units Boeotia and Phthiotis (παρά τα όρια, "near the border").

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PopulationEdit

Year 1920 1928 1940 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Population 619 627 689 663 573 526 454 362 342 228

HistoryEdit

The oldest testament of the village's existence is the church of St. Nicholas, which is dated by a stone inscription to 1360.

From 1930 to 1998, the village was a separate community. In 1998 it was integrated into the Municipality of Davleia, and with the 2011 Kallikratis plan, it came under the Municipality of Levadeia.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.