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Karkavitsas, Andreas (1865 - 1922)

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Andreas Karkavitsas (Greek: Ανδρέας Καρκαβίτσας, Lechaina, Greece 1866 - Marousi October 10, 1922) was a Greek writer, he was also a naturalist in Greek literature along with Alexandros Papadiamantis. He was born in the town of Lechaina in the modern Ilia Prefecture. He studied medicine and, as an army doctor, travelled across a great range of villages and settlements, from which he recorded traditions and legends. He died on October 10, 1922 of laryngeal cancer. He is honoured in a street that runs west of Papaflessa and Polytechneiou Streets (the old GR-9, Patras - Pyrgos - Kyparissia) to the western portion near the road to Lechaina Beach. By the intersection in a small square, a statue was also erected in bronze and marble....

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