The history of the area
Τhe village of Eleftheres lies on the slopes of Simvolo mountain, overlooking the fishing village of Peramos and this is where the famous grapes used for wine and raki come from. From all parts of the village, one can see the coastline and the Vrasidas peninsula, known from the ancient history. Most residents came to the area in 1923, from Asia Minor and Eastern Thrace. Their main occupation is viticulture. The village has its roots in ancient times. One version says that "the ancestors" of the local residents were Oisymians, who, after the decline of their city , proceeded towards the interior and built a new town which was named Eleftheroupoli. The Oisymi or Esimi that has existed since the 7th century BC is one of the oldest cities. This is stated in Homer's Iliad. It was a colony of Thassos, but was conquered by the Athenians and became an ally until the 424 AC . It was that year that Oisymi left the Athenian League and joined Vrasidas, the General of Sparta. This is the place where General Vrasidas arrived with his ships when fighting against the city of Amphipolis . This is the reason that the small peninsula adjacent to Oisymis, was named Vrasidas.
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