Fatsa is a seaside town situated between Unye (Gr: Oinoy) and Ordu (Gr: Kotyora). In ancient times the region was known as Fadisani (or Fadissa) a name which the locals retained until more recent times. In the early part of the 20th century, the town had a population of 3,000 of which approximately 1,000 were Turks and the remainder were Greeks, both Orthodox and Evangelists. There was also a small number of Armenians living in the region. The Greeks of Fatsa belonged to the Diocese of Neocaesarea and Ineos while the Evangelists belonged to the Diocese of Merzifon. The majority of the Turks living in Fatsa were from Surmene, Rize and Georgia while the Greeks of Fatsa moved there from Argyroupolis, Unye, Ordu and Surmene. The Greeks resided in the two Greek precincts; Rum Machlesi and Yiali Yeni Rum Machlesi in the south-west part of the town. The Greeks of Rum Machlesi supported the operation of an 8-grade boys' and girls' school and a 6-grade school for the Evangelical community. The majority of the Greeks of Fatsa were involved with merchant trades and shipping. After the exchange, the Greeks of Fatsa settled primarily in the region of Pierias in Greece.  

A list of the Greek villages of ΦΑΤΣΑ - FATSA

Τμήμα Φάτσας – Section Fatsa

Φάτσα - Fatsa
Αλάκερις - Alakeris
Γιαϊλατζίκ - Yaylatsik
Καγιάκιοϊ - Kayakioy
Κιζιλότ - Kizilot
Κιόλκιοϊ - Kiolkioy
Μερί - Meri
Ντερέκιοϊ - Derekioy
Οσμάνκιοϊ - Osmankioy

Τμήμα Τσαμάς – Section Tsama

Αϊζούναλι - Aizounali
Άκκερις - Akkeris
Άκτεπε - Aktepe
Γενίκιοϊ – Yenikioy
Γκελτσίνη - Geltsini
Κελίνγιατάκ (ή Τσαϊλίγιατακ) – Kelinyiatak (or Tsailiyiatak)

Τμήμα Έπασας (ή Έπαστης) – Section Epasa (or Epasti)

Αγιαντών - Ayianton
Ελεκίν - Elekin
Εσενλί - Esenli
Καρατζαλού - Karatzalou
Κανάκγιανι - Kanakyiani
Λιφτιάρ - Liftiar
Μπαγτάτ - Bagdat
Ντουμούζκιολου - Doumouzkiolou
Πουγάραλαν - Pougaralan
Τζιμπούλ - Tsimpoul
Χανούτ - Hanout

Τμήμα Πουλαμάν – Section Poulaman

Γενίπαζαρ - Yenipazar
Γουζ - Gouz
Ελέζκιοϊ - Elezkioy
Πικρί - Pikri
Σασού - Sasou
Τεπέμελε - Tepemele
Τουράζ - Touraz
Τσάρμασα - Tsarmasa

This list of the Greek villages of Pontus (or villages where Greeks resided) was compiled by the Center of Asia Minor Studies (Κέντρο Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών) which is based in Greece. The list may exclude some villages which weren't known at the time the study was completed. Source: The History of Pontian Hellenism, Christos Samouilidis, Thessaloniki 1992.

Map below is just a guide and is hosted by an external source.

Go to top

Please consider supporting PontosWorld.com

Amount