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Archaia Nemea

Archaia Nemea is a village about 27 km southwest of Corinth in Greece named after the nearby ruins of the ancient town of Nemea. The old name of this place was Koutsoumadhi and Iraklion. At the 2011 census, it had 559 inhabitants. There is an anc ...

                                               

Areopoli

Areopoli (Greek: Αρεόπολη, before 1912 also: Τσίμοβα - Tsimova, is a town on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Greece. The word Areopoli, which means "city of Ares", the ancient Greek god of war, became the official name in 1912. It was the seat of Oi ...

                                               

Arfara

Arfara is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kalamata, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 87.615 km 2. Popula ...

                                               

Argos-Mykines

Argos-Mykines is a municipality in the Argolis regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Argos. The municipality has an area of 1002.508 km 2.

                                               

Cape Zonchio

Cape Zonchio is the name given by the Venetian cartographers to the cape north of Pylos on the western coast of Messenia on the Ionian Sea, in present-day Greece. Its Latin name was Coryphasium.

                                               

Dervenakia

Dervenakia is a small village in Corinthia, in northeastern Peloponnese. It is situated on the old national highway from Nafplio to Corinth. Dervenakia is part of the community of Archaia Nemea. The name is derived from the Turkish word derven, m ...

                                               

Derveni, Corinthia

Derveni is a coastal town in Corinthia in the Peloponnese peninsula, Greece. It was the seat of the former municipality Evrostina. Its population stands at 1.080 2011 census but rises dramatically during the holiday season and many of the houses ...

                                               

Doliana

Doliana is a community of the municipality North Kynouria, in eastern Arcadia, Greece. It consists of the villages Kato Doliana, Ano Doliana, Dragouni, Kouvlis, Prosilia and Rouneika. The population of the community is 846. The largest village of ...

                                               

Dorio

For the Italian city, see Dorio, Lombardy; for the ancient city of Cilicia, see Doron. Dorio is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Oichalia, ...

                                               

Drosopigi, Laconia

Drosopigi or "Tserova" is a small village in Mani, Laconia, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit of Gytheio. Drosopigi is built on a mountain around 400 metres above sea level. Drosopigi has historic towers and because of its stoned houses, i ...

                                               

East Mani

East Mani is a municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Its seat of administration is the town Gytheio. The municipality covers the southeastern part of the Mani region. It is a mountainous and rocky area. Its economy relies on fishing, oliv ...

                                               

Elos

Elos is a village and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Evrotas, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 117.577 km 2. The popul ...

                                               

Ermionida

Ermionida is a municipality in the Argolis regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Kranidi. The municipality has an area of 421.118 km 2.

                                               

Evrotas (municipality)

Evrotas is a municipality in the Laconia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece. It is named after the river Eurotas. The seat of the municipality is the town Skala. The municipality has an area of 811.734 km 2.

                                               

Falanthos

Falanthos is a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Tripoli, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 208.545 km 2. In 2011 its popula ...

                                               

Feneos

Feneos is a village and a former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Sikyona, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 226.201 km 2. Its p ...

                                               

Georgitsi

Georgitsi is a village in the Taygetus mountain range 28 km away from the city of Sparta in southern Greece. Georgitsi belongs to the municipal unit of Pellana, situated in the state of Laconia, in southeastern Peloponnesus. It is situated at an ...

                                               

Gerolimenas

Gerolimenas is a picturesque small coastal village and a community in the municipal unit of Oitylo, at the southern end of the Mani Peninsula, in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. The name, which means "Old Harbour", is thought to derive from the anc ...

                                               

Gortynia

Gortynia is a municipality in the Arcadia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Dimitsana. The municipality has an area of 1.050.882 km 2.

                                               

Iraia

Iraia is a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it became a municipal unit of the municipality of Gortynia. The municipal unit has an area of 144.002 km 2. It consists of 27 villages. Populat ...

                                               

Kalo Nero

Kalo Nero or Kalonero is a village and a community of the Trifylia municipality, Messenia, southern Greece. The population of the entire community is 686, the main village alone 543, the remaining 143 living in the smaller settlements Ano Kalo Ne ...

                                               

Karyes

Karyes is a village of the Peloponnese peninsula, which is located in the southern part of Greece. The Peloponnese is made up of a number of states and Karyes belongs to the state of Laconia in which Sparta is the capital. Karyes gets its officia ...

                                               

Kastania, Laconia

Kastania is a town in Mesa Mani, in Laconia, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit Sminos. In 1770, after the Orlov Revolt failed, the Ottomans wanted to punish the Maniots for their support of it. They attacked the two Maniot fighting towers ...

                                               

Kelefa

The castle of Kelefa is located about half-way between the current village of Kelefa and the Bay of Oitylo. It was built in 1679 by the Ottomans, in order to contain the Inner Mani region. Some years later, in 1685, the Maniots besieged the castl ...

                                               

Kiato

Kiato is a town in the northern part of Corinthia in the Peloponnese, Greece. It is the seat of the municipality of Sikyona. Kiato is situated on the Gulf of Corinth, near the mouth of the river Asopos. It has much tourist activity mainly in the ...

                                               

Kitta

Kitta or Koita is a village in the Mani peninsula, Laconia, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit of Oitylo. It is built on top of a hill, overlooking the sea. Kitta is known for its many Maniot pyrgoi. Partially abandoned, the village had a p ...

                                               

Kontovazaina

Kontovazaina is a village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Gortynia, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 137.496 km 2. ...

                                               

Gulf of Kyparissia

The Gulf of Kyparissia is a long, curving indentation along the western coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, Greece. It lies between Cape Katakolo at the north end and Cape Konello to the south. Near the northern extreme is the city of Pyrgos, wit ...

                                               

Laconian Gulf

The Laconian Gulf, is a gulf in the south-eastern Peloponnese, in Greece. It is the southernmost gulf in Greece and the largest in the Peloponnese. In the shape of an inverted "U", it is approximately 58 km wide east-west, and 44 km long north-so ...

                                               

Lefktro

Lefktro is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality West Mani, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 222.981 km 2. Its ...

                                               

Loutro, Messenia

Loutro is a small town in the municipality of Oichalia, Messenia, Peloponnese, Southern Greece. There is a small church in the west side of the town and a large square where children play soccer and hide-and-seek. Five other small towns surround ...

                                               

Mavrovouni, Laconia

Mavrovouni is a village in the Mani Peninsula, Greece, south of Gytheio. Mavrovouni is a small village about 2 km south of the town of Gytheio, in Laconia, Greece. It is located on a steep hill of dark rock and is a place for summer vacations. Th ...

                                               

Midea, Greece

Midea is a village and a former municipality in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nafplio, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 178.306 km 2, and a po ...

                                               

Molaoi

Molaoi is a town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Monemvasia, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 193.167 ...

                                               

North Kynouria

North Kynouria or Voreia Kynouria is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece. It is located in the eastern part of the regional unit, between the northwestern shores of the Argolic Gulf and northern Laconia. Its land area is 576.981 km². Its population ...

                                               

Oichalia, Messenia

Oichalia is a village and a municipality in Messenia, Greece. The seat of the municipality is in Meligalas. Oichalia is known for its rich expanse of olive trees and fig orchards. At its height the village boasted several cafes, a bustling farmer ...

                                               

Oneia Mountains

The Oneia Mountains are a low mountain range in Corinthia, northeastern Peloponnese, Greece. The range extends 9 km from west to east, starting west of the village of Solomos, passing south of the village of Xylokeriza and ending near the Bay of ...

                                               

Palaio Loutro

Palaio Loutro is a small mountain village in Messenia, Peloponnese, Southern Greece. It is located a few kilometres from Chora, the site of Nestors Palace, and the seaside port of Pylos. Palaio Loutro means "old bath" in reference to the river th ...

                                               

Palaiopyrgos

Palaiopyrgos is a village in the municipal unit Levidi, Arcadia in Greece. Its mediaeval name was Bodia or Bodea. It is best known as the source of the syrtos botiakos, a popular variety of the syrtos dance.

                                               

Papaflessas, Messenia

Papaflessas is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pylos-Nestoras, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 42.137 k ...

                                               

Parasyros

Parasyros is a village of the municipality of East Mani. Before the 2011 local government reform it was a part of the municipality of Gytheio. Parasyros is part of the community of Skoutari. Parasyros is located 2 km west of Skoutari, 9 km east o ...

                                               

Petrovouni, Messenia

Petrovouni is a small village on the escarpment above Kardamyli on the Mani Peninsula in Messenia on the southern Peloponnese peninsula of Greece. It is the home to the Karaveli Monastery and the Faneromeni Monastery of Mani.

                                               

Pisia

Pisia is a village and a community in northeastern Corinthia, Greece. Part of the municipality Loutraki-Perachora-Agioi Theodoroi, it is situated south of the Alkyonides Gulf. The community consists of the villages Pisia, Agia Sotira, Vamvakes, M ...

                                               

Pistamata

Pistamata is a hill village in northern Monemvasia municipality, Laconia, Greece. The village is located on a small peninsula off the east coast of the Peloponnese on the road between the villages of Charakas and Lampokampos. Before the governmen ...

                                               

Prastos

Prastos is a settlement in Arcadia, Greece. Formerly, Prastos was the premier town of the Tsakonian region, but declined in importance after its devastation by Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt during the Greek War of Independence and a general economic mig ...

                                               

Proti Island

Proti Island of Messenia is an island in the Ionian Sea, on the west coast of the Peloponnese; it is counted as one of the Ionian Islands, though administratively, it is part of the municipality of Gargalianoi, in the regional unit of Messenia. T ...

                                               

Pylos-Nestor

Pylos-Nestoras is a municipality in the Messenia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Pylos. The municipality has an area of 554.265 km 2.

                                               

Pyrgos Dirou

Pyrgos Dirou is a town in Mani, Laconia, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit of Oitylo. It is around 26 kilometres from Areopoli.

                                               

Sellasia

Sellasia is a village in Laconia, Greece. It was the seat of the former municipality Oinountas. Since 2011, it is part of the municipality of Sparta. Sellasia is situated on the edge of the Eurotas valley, 10 km north of Sparta. The Greek Nationa ...

                                               

Sikyona

Sikyona is a municipality in Corinthia, Greece. The seat of the municipality is in Kiato. Sikyona takes its name from the ancient city Sicyon, which was located in the same territory.