The presence of the city in the financial life is
important especially during the 18th century until the
beginning of the 19th century, when in the European
countries the commercial of Siatista people was very successful.
The financial development was based mainly on the
commercial of the merchant from Siatista firstly in Venice and
secondly in the countries of Balkan and Middle west Europe.
The wealth they gained gave to the habitants the
possibility to build in their motherland beautiful houses with
obvious European influence, however adjusted to the local facts,
houses made by Greek builders, houses that remained in history as
(= arhondika Arhondiko:a
stately house), and also churches with wonderful
frescos and icons .
The financial blooming of the 18th century
will be followed by the bankruptcy of the merchant stores and the
financial failure, when the European economic facts are dramatically
However the city resists. The cultivation of the
vineyards and the development of the art of fur are the favorite
fields of Siatista people now.
Afterwards, at the beginning of the 20th
century, many people from Siatista are leaving to America and
Australia searching for a better luck.
Today the city attempts to find its place in the new
The vineyards and the fur keep being the main fields
of financial activity, though with new technologies and prospect. At
the same time the development of tourism gives hopes for better
In the following pages you could have a trip to the
past and present of Siatista, "here" and "abroad". By clicking to
the corresponding subject, see:
Manusi and Arhondiko Zamani-Tati.
: A vaniching culture... and Siatista that resists to the wear and tear of time.
vineyard and fur.