KRAPESHTINA

The village of Krapeshtina had its name forcibly changed by the Greek government to Atrapos. It is about 7.5 kilometres south of Lerin. It is on the southern slopes of the mountain Luta at 21 degrees 25 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 44 minutes latitude. It is 978 metres above sea level and about 10 square kilometres in area.

The village borders with the following settled places: to the north with the village Nevoljani, to the northeast with the village Maala, to the east with the village Dolno Kotori, to the south with the village Lagen, and to the southwest with the village Nered.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War, about 600 residents lived in the village. All were Macedonian and were employed in raising livestock, agriculture and other necessary trades.

In the period 1946-49, the residents actively took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 45 active fighters. 16 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Gelevichin T Kosta
2. Gjurgovski S Sotir
3. Eftimov K Mitre
4. Iliev R Jovan
5. Janev J Gjorgi
6. Janev J Vasil
7. Janev M Stase
8. Joanov R Kole
9. Kalinin F Trpche
10. Kolev J Trajche
11. Mirchev Gjorgi
12. Natev S Kosta
13. Numev R Tomev
14. Dzhaikov G Tanas
15. Dzhaikov R Tanas
16. Shesteovski K Jovan

After the Greek Civil War and after the great emigration and forced emigration from the village Krapeshtina, the number of residents fell significantly. In the official census in Greece in 1991 it was recorded that there are 199 residents in the village.

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