The village of Rakovo was made to change its name by the Greek government
to Krateron. It is about 20 kilometres northwest of Lerin. It is in
the heart of Baba Mountain at 21 degrees 19 minutes longitude and 40
degrees 51 minutes latitude. It is 1,000 metres above sea level and
about 18 kilometres squared in area.
The village borders to the northeast with the village Opsirino, to
the east with the village Bitusham, to the southeast with the village
Gorno Kleshtino, to the south the village Buf, and to the west it borders
with the Bigla Mountain.
Before the start of the Greek Civil War in 1945 about 860 Macedonian
residents lived in the village. The residents were employed in raising
livestock, forestry and agriculture.
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