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25/10/2007
Areopolis


Areopolis is the seat of the Municipality of Oitylos, and lies 72 km from Sparta. It stands in the centre of Mani, at an altitude of 250 m, with the gulf of Messenia to its west. This place played an important role during the 1821 War of ....

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25/10/2007
Vatheia, Mani


Vatheia is a typical Mani village, built on the peak of the hill. It flourished in the ....

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Monemvasia


In his book “Lakonika,” the historian Pausanias refers to this rocky outcrop as “akra Minoa” (i.e. Cape Minoa). This indicates that the rock of Monemvasia, at least in ....

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25/10/2007
Sparta


Today’s Sparta has 14,000 residents and is built in the upper valley of the River Eurotas, in the position of ancient Dorian Sparta, on the town plan of 1834. In other words, it ....

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25/10/2007
Geography of Laconia


Laconia is the geographical region that covers the southeast section of the Peloponnese, and is bordered by the Parnon (1,935 m) and Taygetus (2,404 m) mountain ranges. Between the two mountain ranges runs the River Eurotas (82 km), crossing...

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