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Nea Kios is the historical continuation of Kios in Asia Minor a city of 20,000 inhabitants. Kios was situated in the inlet of the Blue Gulf in Propondis, it was the See of Nikea and the seaport of Proussa. The history of Kios spreads from mythology throughout the centuries and reaches the defeat and Catastrophe of the greek cities of Asia Minor. The inhabitants of Kios took part in all the fights of Mother Greece from 1821 to the Balkan wars. Kios is the birthplace of some of the most eminent Greek teachers, authors and poets. The author Euristhenis Laskaridis who comes from Kios recorded the history of Kios in two volumes entitled «KIANA». There is the three volumes work by V. Kouligas entitled «KIOS». You can also find several references in books written by famous foreign authors.
Nea Kios was inhabited in 1927 by people who arrived in free Greece from Kios after the defeat and Catastrophe of the greek cities of Asia Minor.It is the only self-sufficient society of refugees in whole Peloponnese. The settlement of the refugees in the area of Ancient Timenio was really hard. In fact the area was a big swamp and it took a lot of time, effort and sacrifice so that it becomes nowadays a model of large village .

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