Kalochori, Kastoria

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Kalochori (Greek: Καλοχώρι, before 1926: Δοβρόλιτσα - Dovrolitsa,[1] Macedonian Slavic: Добролишта, Dobrolišta) Добролишча in the Kostur dialect, is a small rural village, part of the municipal unit of Mesopotamia, Kastoria regional unit, Greece. It has a population of about 500 people living there. It has a preschool working. It is 20 miles from Kastoria and 20 miles from Nestorio.


Ottoman Empire[edit]

According to academician Ivan Duridanov etymology of the name of the original patron - ishti that originates from the personal name goodness.

In the 15th century in Kalochori, Kastoria are marked roll 140 heads of households. In the late 19th century Kalochori, Kastoria is a Bulgarian-Muslim village. Sinve Alexander (" Les Grecs de L'Ottoman Empire. Etude et Statistique Ethnographique "), which based on the Greek data in 1878 wrote that in Dovrolisa (Dovrolista) 600 Greeks live. According to statistics Vasil Kanchov (" Macedonia. Ethnography and Statistics ") in 1900 Kalochori, Kastoria has 270 inhabitants Bulgarians 160 Christians and Bulgarian Muslims or Turks.

In the early 20th century, the entire population of Kalochori, Kastoria is under the rule of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, but after the Ilinden uprising in early 1904 passed under the rule of the Bulgarian Exarchate. The same year, the Turkish authorities do not allow teacher A. Naumov of Aposkep open Bulgarian school in the village. According to the Secretary of the Exarchate Dimitar Mishev (" La Macédoine et SA Population Chrétienne ") in 1905 year Dobrolishte has 328 Bulgarians and 32 Exarchists authorities.

Greek statistics of 1905 does not reflect the changes and submit a Greek village with 500 inhabitants. In 1906 the village suffered from Greek andartski attacks Captain Nikolaos Plataniyas (Lahtaras).

In October 1906 Ottoman parts manage to kill in Kalochori, Kastoria chieftain Nicolas Dobrolitski and two rebels.

According to Georgi Konstantinov Bistritski Kalochori, Kastoria before the Balkan War has 50 Bulgarian and 30 Turkish houses, and according to Georgi Hristov and 1 kutsovlashka.

At the outbreak of the Balkan War in 1912 two volunteers from Kalochori, Kastoria in the Macedonian-Adrianople volunteers.


During the war, the village was occupied by Greek troops and remained in Greece after the Balkan War . In 20 years the Muslim population of Kalochori, Kastoria emigrated in Turkey and in its place were settled Pontic Greeks refugees from Asia Minor, which in 1928 were 145 people or according to other data 40 families and 139 people.

In 1926 the village name is translated as Kalohorion in translation good village.

During World War II Kalochori, Kastoria was in the Italian occupation zone in the village was created division of the Central Committee makedonobalgarski, led by family Dobrolitski and detachment of Bulgarian paramilitary organization Security. The village suffered from the Italian squad.

On May 4, 1945 the village was pillaged by the Greek detachment of Ivan Amanatidis, many women and men are abused. At the time of Greek civil war Kalochori, Kastoria gives 22 killed and 42 moved to socialist parties. 13 children moved out of the country by the communist authorities as a refugee. There are nine political killings.


1913 - 468 people 1920 - 434 people 1928 - 455 people 1940 - 634 people 1951 - 585 people 1961 - 520 people 1971 - 458 people 1981 - 475 people 1991 - 459 people

Also the people of tsartsista moved to Kalochori


Coordinates: 40°29′N 21°08′E / 40.48°N 21.13°E / 40.48; 21.13