far as it concerns the etymology and the meaning of
the name Siatista, several opinions have been articulated by
researchers who had in mind something of the history and some
special feature of our land.
Therefore, i.e some of them, by making a connection
with the first habitants, the "vlachous" shepherds they relate it
with the Latin "sitis" = thirst, so, Siatista means, according to
them, city with lack of water (rather impossible for the era of the
Some others, by relating it with our history during
the time of the Turkish domination, the natural entrenchment of the
city, the absence of Turks, and the repulse of all the invasions,
they connect it with the Turkish word "set" (= fort).
Recently another researcher, relates the settlement of
the people of Siatista in the cities of the Central Europe during
the 17th and the 18th century and their
with the German words Schatz (= treasure) and Stadt (= city), which
pronounced together give our articulation of the city-name and
remind the meaning of: flourochori (city of coins).
for us, Siatistians, regardless to the theories and
opinions and how much and which of them is scientifically
accurate, our city with its name means and it is the un-slaved
Siatista, the old Flourochori, the "beautiful and strange
motherland", according to the words of the poet.