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The village is first mentioned by its present name in 1285 in monastery documents.

 

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The village is first mentioned by its present name in 1285 in monastery documents. The old reports as Repanidion or Rapanidi, are repeatedly mentioned from the 13th to the 16th century and we find them again in Community documents of the 19th century in the forms: Repanidion, Rapanidi, Ropanidi.

Consequently, the name of the village derived rather from the ragweed Repanidi, so it is a name of a plant. The first inhabitants of Repanidi came from Hephaestus, which around the 12th century was begun being abandoned by its inhabitants.  

The neomartyr Athanasios descended from Repanidi. He was arrested by the Turks in 1846 and led to Constantinople by boat. However, the martyr never reached there, because during the journey and while they were sailing to the Hellespont, the guards threw him chained into the sea and drowned him, knowing that they should probably be found innocents in superior court, by not have committed any crime.      

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