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Tripoli or Tripolitsa or Dropololitsa is located in the center of the Peloponnese and is the capital of the Prefecture of Arcadia and the administrative center of the Region.

During the Turkish occupation Tripoli was severely tested by the conditions of slavery and by the Turkish conquerors.

The development of the city, however, proceeded rapidly during its brief occupation by the Venetians, when it became a center of commerce due to its geographical location.

Tripoli gained more political and later economic importance during the years of the second Turkish occupation, when it was established in 1715 by the Turkish Commander of Moria.
In 1770, the revolution of Orlov broke out after Catherine II's incitement to revolt the Morayites against the Turks. In April 1770 the Orlov brothers urged the Greek revolutionaries to besiege Tripoli as it happened.
The Turks then rushed to call for strong Albanian remuneration. They thus began to prevail, even defeating the besieged Greeks and Russians in Trikorfa. Eventually, the siege was abolished on Good Monday, with tragic consequences for the Greeks. After this failure and destruction, the Orlov brothers fled the Peloponnese, leaving its inhabitants helpless at the mercy of the Turks. The Morayites paid dearly for their uprising. The Turks sent a large army of Albanians and killed thousands of Greeks.

In later years the Turks fortified the city and turned it into their main military base.

The siege (from the beginning of June 1821) and the occupation (September 23, 1821) of Tripolitsa were a decisive milestone in the course of the Greek Revolution, as it resulted in its stabilization and the prevalence of Greeks throughout the Peloponnese.
The success is due to the insight and perseverance of Theodore Kolokotronis, who managed to convince chieftains and proponents of the need to occupy the Peloponnese capital, and prepared him with victories in Valtetsi, Doliana and Granana.

At an altitude of 660 meters and below Mount Mainalo, it has experienced economic boom in recent years. The University operating in the city has offered fresh air to the area. From Tripoli you can visit its surroundings such as the ski resort of Mount Mainalo and its villages, Stemnitsa, Dimitsana, Vitina etc. which are beautiful and visitable all year round. You can go to Astros and Megalopolis as well as the archaeological site of Tegea which has important archaeological finds.

It has held all its nobility and is a model of development on the one hand and tradition on the other. With a great commercial and productive history, it is at the same time a welcoming, warm, humane city with a unique color.

 



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