Megali Panagia

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Megali Panagia and Paleochori, Neochori, Arnea are villages in Greece, about 80 km from Thessaloniki.
In the past the village of Megali Panagia was named Revenikia. In 1928 took the current name (means Great Virgin Mary) that related with the near pilgrimage, dedicated to Virgin Mary. The oldest references about the village date back in Byzantine era. In the Ottoman period the village belonged to the Mademochoria Federation. During Greek War of Independence it is burnt by the Turks.