SETINA

The village of Setina was made to change its name by the Greek government to Skopos. It is about 24 kilometres northeast of Lerin on the Kajmakchalan Mountain and very close to the Macedonian - Greek border. It is in the basin at 21 degrees 39 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 52 minutes latitude and 760 metres above sea level.

The village borders to the northeast of the village Papadija, to the west with the village Krushoradi, to the east with the Kajmakchalan and Piperka Mountains, and to the south with the Visima Mountain. The Stara River runs through the village dividing it in two.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 1,140 Macedonians residents lived in the village. The residents were employed in agriculture, raising livestock and other necessary trades and activities.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents actively took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 250 active fighters. 61 gave their lives. The list also includes the fighters killed during the time of ELAS and SAG (1941-1949).

They were:

1. Ajtov Risto Atanas
2. Beikov Mike Lambo
3. Beikov Mike Kosta
4. Beikov lljo Vane
5. Beikov Iljo Spase
6. Bekjarova Risto Pelagija
7. Bechakov Gele Lazo
8. Bechakov Lazo Trajko
9. Bozharov Natse Gele
10. Bozharov Tashe Jane
11. Bozhinov Vasil Petre
12. Bozhinov Vasil Vangel
13. Bozhinov Gjorgi Iljo
14. Vitkov Krste Gjorgi
15. Vitkov Krste Blazhe
16. Vitkov Stevo Sime
17. V'chkov Tane Risto
18. V'chkov Natse Gjorgi
19. Gashtarov Alekso Lazo
20. Gashtarov Gjorgi Lazo
21. Golov Iljo Lambo
22. Golov Iljo Petre
23. Golov Kole Trajko
24. Gruev Pavle Dimitar
25. Gudov Lazo Kole
26. Gudov Lazo Gjorgi
27. Dimovchev Kole Vane
28. Dinakov Tane Boris
29. Dinakov Kosta Gele
30. Dinakova Boris Fana
31. Donakov Lazo Vasil
32. Donakov Iljo Mitse
33. Juntev Stevo Tane
34. Juntev Vane Petre
35. Krkachov Tome Tane
36. Kulibanov Gele Mitse
37. Kulibanov Tashe Manoli
38. Kulibanov Petre Ruse
39. Lembanovski Natse Nushe
40. Lembanovski Natse Risto
41. Lembanovski Stevo Trajko
42. Malov Ruse Spase
43. Mishkov Mitse Kole
44. Mulev (Frfelov) Iljo Alekso
45. Muchov Kosta Jordan
46. Muchov Gjorgi Pandil
47. Piskachov Petre Mihail
48. Smugrev Risto Gjorgi
49. Trenova Vasil Marionka
50. Torbakov Gjorgi Risto
51. Torbakov Stojan Trajko
52. Trpchevski Gele Petre
53. Trpchevski Krste Tane
54. Chekalov Lazo Krste
55. Chokrev Stevo Dimitar
56. Dzholevski Natse Todor
57. Dzholevski Natse Krste
58. Dzholevski Mitse Bladzhe
59. Shilev Mitse Bladzhe
60. Shilev Mitse Lambo
61. Shilev Lazo Gule

The details were obtained from Gashtarov Alekso from the same village, a fighter 1941-49.

Of the fallen fighters who gave their young lives there were 58 men and 3 women.

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents fell significantly. The 1991 census in Greece recorded 189 residents in the village.

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