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 LACONIA (Gr. AaKWVLK1]) - Online Information article about LACONIA (Gr. AaKWVLK1])
Alaric devastated Laconia, and subsequently it was overrun by large bands of Slavic immigrants.
Greece," on the east coast, and Passava near Gythium.
Athens undertook a systematic investigation of theancient and medieval remains in Laconia.
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 Laconia - Knowledgebase, Definition at Mpageni.com
Laconia (Λακωνία), also known as Lacedaemonia, was in ancient Greece the portion of the Peloponnesus of which the most important city was Sparta.
It is the tallest mountain in Laconia and the Peloponnese.
It is bounded by the Taygetus mountains to the west with Messenia, Arcadia to the north and with the Parnona mountains to the northeast, the Myrtoan Gulf to the east and the Gulf of Laconia and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
www.pageni.info /definition/?title=Laconia   (365 words)

 Alternative Greece: PREFECTURE OF LAKONIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Prefecture of Laconia is a museum of natural history and tradition, as it combines natural beauty with monuments of the antiquity, medieval castles, Byzantine churches, monasteries and towers.
The Homeric Lakedaimona, with its capital city the legendary gate of Sparta, the castle-city of Monemvasia, the Byzantine City of Mystras, the renowned Geraki, Homer’s Pellana, the “untamed” Mani, Gythio (the land of the gods) with its unique sea coasts, the charming Neapolis and Elafonisos with its picturesque coastline.
Laconia’s natural allure, splendid coastline, spellbinding scenery, mountains, lakes and rivers, is combined with superb weather conditions for ideal holidays year-round.
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It was the greatest military force in Greece and played a catalytic role in the history of nation.
Geraki is a traditional village which situates at the foot of mount Parnonas, near the medieval 13 th century castle.
Itilo is a village of a homonymous community and district of the prefecture Laconia with approximately 500 inhabitants.
www.web-greece.gr /laconia.htm   (973 words)

 laconia hotels, lakonia apartments, rooms for rent, restaurants, car rentals lakonia peloponnese greece
Laconia is situated on the northeastern part of Peloponnese and covers an area of 3.636 km.
From an administrative aspect the prefecture of Laconia consists of four provinces: Gythio (its capital Gythio), Epidavros Limira (its capital Molai), Lacadaemon (its capital Sparta) and Itilo (its capital Areopolis).
Sparta is the capital of the Laconia prefecture with an excellent city plan and stands on the site of the ancient city built by the decree of 1834 signed by King Otto and designed by Staufehrt.
www.united-hellas.com /tourism/pelop/laconia/index.php   (1229 words)

 Population & Local Government
Hence people by that surname now living in the rest of Laconia and in Arcadia are all likely to trace their ancestry to Karitsa.
In the first subdivision of liberated Greece into administrative regions in 1833 councils could be formed by villages of 300 or more people.
Records from that era show Karitsa to be a distance of two hours travelling time, on muleback or by donkey, from Geraki the capital of the new area council whilst nine hours was the denoted travelling time to Sparti, the capital of the prefecture of Laconia.
karitsaeng.tripod.com /people.html   (2655 words)

 Peloponnesos, Greece: Corinth and the Argolis
The citadel town of Monemvasia on the Eastern Peninsula of the Peloponessos is Greece’s answer to the Rock of Gibraltar.
South of Gythion and Monemvasia on the easternmost peninsula of the Peloponessos the port of Neapolis has a long sandy beach and is pretty authentically Greek.
Laconia is a largely agricultural area with high mountains, beautiful beaches and small towns and villages all with their own charm.
www.greecetravel.com /peloponessos/laconia.htm   (2167 words)

 Ancient Greece Sparta
MYTH AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE concludes with Vernant's authoritative genealogy of the study of myth from Antiquity to structuralism ancient greece sparta and beyond.
Geraki (Laconia), Greece - Geraki (Greek, Modern: Γεράκι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -ion) is a village in the evrotas plain, southwest of Sparta, Lakonia, Greece.
Paul Cartledge ancient greece sparta and his team of contributors ask what it was like for an ordinary person to partake in "the glory that was Greece." They examine the influences of the environment ancient greece sparta and economy; the experience of workers, soldiers, slaves,...
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 Mani - History - 1821 to present
George was condemned to death, there were, after all, over 30 witnesses to the murder, and was executed on the morning of 22 October 1831, kneeling before the window of Petrobey's prison window to be blessed by his incarcerated father before walking calmly to the main square where he was shot by firing squad.
Greece had been a country wracked by deep social and political divisions before the war and after the traumas of the Italian and the then much more draconian German occupation these tensions exploded in 1944-5 into tragedy.
Many tourists to Greece are surprised to hear that there was a very nasty Civil War which raged until 1949 and in which hundreds of thousands died.
www.zorbas.de /maniguide/indmod.html   (7313 words)

 The Prefecture of Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece
During the Byzantine era, Laconia was a province of the theme of the Peloponnese and suffered numerous attacks by barbarians.
In the 13th century, it fell to the Franks only to return in 1262 to the Byzantines who made their headquarters at Mistra.
Two centuries later (1460) the Turks marched against Laconia and finally conquered the district in the mid 17th century.
www.fluid.mech.ntua.gr /lht/laconia.htm   (1926 words)

 * * * Geraki of Sparta * * *
Geronthrae came to be called Geraki possibly in the Byzantine period.
The present day Geraki is among the very few Greek villages that have retained their population.
The agriculturally co-operative of Geraki disposes of a standardization olive unit, not yet in function.
users.hol.gr /~geraki/firstpageen.htm   (355 words)

 Greek History & Archaeologia
The Canal of Xerxes in Northern Greece: Explorations 1991-2001 - Investigation of the 2 km canal built by King Xerxes across a isthmus on the Athos peninsula in northern Greece to allow his fleet safe access into the Aegean in advance of the Persian invasion of the early fifth century BCE.
Finnish Excavations at Arethousa - Excavations at Arethousa, Greece, conducted by the Finnish Institute at Athens.
Iklaina Archaeological Project - The project studies the emergence of statehood and social complexity in ancient Greece by investigating the area around Iklaina, a district capital of the ancient kingdom of Pylos, in southwest Peloponnese; by the Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
www.hellasgr.com /greek_history.html   (1430 words)

 The Village
In the north-east the village is bounded by the Prefecture of Arcadia, in the south-east by Geraki and due south by Alepohori.
The Prefecture of Laconia and the former Province of Lakedemon clearly bear the name of King Lakedemon.
The neighbouring peaks Mazaraki (1557 m) and Koumaros (1045 m) are on Geraki lands while Malevos (1937 m) the highest peak of Parnonas is to be found in Arcadia.
karitsaeng.tripod.com /village.html   (2384 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.03.02
The locations of cemeteries are evidence that protogeometric and geometric Sparta lay only in the Limnai area, east of the acropolis, and expanded across the northern part of the present-day town only in the archaic period.
Her paper is rich in valuable data, and it is exciting to read of the many ways in which current work is revising the history of the city.
Laconia, as this important volume of papers makes abundantly clear, remains a region pregnant with possibilities for multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2002/2002-03-02.html   (3645 words)

 Sparta, Greece
Sparta, chief town of Laconia, lies in the fertile Evrótas plain, which is enclosed between the Taygetos range (2,404m/7,888ft) and Mt Párnon (1,937m/6,355ft) and bounded on the south by the sea.
The street was re-founded on the ancient site in 1834 by King Otto, with streets laid out at right angles around a large central square.
Unauthorized duplication in part or whole without prior written consent prohibited by international laws.
www.planetware.com /greece/sparta-gr-pel-spart.htm   (330 words)

 Laconia - JustGreece.com
Up till the time of Alexander Sparta and Athens were the most powerful city-states in Greece.
During the Byzantine era, Laconia was a province of the Peloponnese and suffered numerous attacks by barbarians.
Approaching Mistras (5 km from Sparta) the visitor feels as though he is making a pilgrimage to Byzantine Greece.
www.justgreece.com /peloponnese/laconia.php   (1927 words)

Since the sealing system that was used is so similar to that in other centres of Greece, there must have been regular contact and exchange with the rest of Aegean, showing that Geraki was truly part of the wider Aegean world.
During the first two campaigns of the Geraki project, in 1995 and 1996, the fields on and around the acropolis have been surveyed.
It has been a pleasure to work in Geraki for all the members of the project and we are all looking forward to going there again in June.
users.hol.gr /~geraki/dutch.htm   (2607 words)

 The Peloponessus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The mountainous and broken landmass in southern Greece, defined by the Gulf of Corinth to the north, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Aegean Sea to the east.
In the 18th century the region was granted considerable autonomy under a series of Ottoman Beys appointed from the populace; a vain effort by the Turks, since the Maniot insurrection of 1821 was one of the chief sparks leading to the War of Independence for Greece.
After 146, the region was Roman territory, but by this time, the city, so long dominated by Sparta or Corinth, had declined in importance to such a degree that it fell into an abandoned state, and is today a half-forgotten set of ruins adjacent to the modern village of Sikióna.
www.hostkingdom.net /pelop.html   (1894 words)

 Opera Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Aims to contribute to the history of architecture in the ancient Mediterranean by investigating the influence of the socio-economical and cultural transformations in the Archaic Greek society on the formation of art and architecture.
Excavations at Arethousa, Greece, conducted by the Finnish Institute at Athens.
The Canal of Xerxes in Northern Greece: Explorations 1991-2001
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 Anfy preview
During this time, I was involved in fieldwork in Greece in Lavda (Arcadia) with the Netherlands Institute under the direction of Professor G.J. Te Riele; in Torone (Halkidike) with the Australian School under the direction of Professor A. Cambitouglou; and in Malia (Crete) with the French School under the direction of Professor A. Farnoux.
During these years, I was also involved as topographical surveyor with the archaeological survey and excavations at Geraki, Laconia, which are directed by Professor Crouwel.
In: Proceedings of the international conference "The economy of the Iron Age Levant" held in honour of Professor Franken in Leiden 5 November 2000.
www.nia.gr /biografieGWenglish.htm   (605 words)

 MagBaz Travels - 2003 May (Greece)
May Day, a public holiday in Greece when everyone goes out for a picnic (or lunch if more affluent), gathers wildflowers, now at their very best, and makes a garland to put on their front doors (or car bonnets - a newer custom).
A couple of miles to the Hrisafa turning from the Geraki road, then a steady climb of about 1,500 ft for 8 miles, arriving in the village as the church clock chimed 11.30 am.
It was the first capital of modern Greece (1829-34) when the Bavarian Prince Otto became Greece's first (puppet) king, and where Capodistrias, the first Prime Minister, was assassinated by a vengeful Maniot.
www.magbaztravels.com /content/view/224/80   (6785 words)

This is the kind of writing you find in travel magazines from first-time visitors to Greece or professional travel writers.
Mystras is about a three hour drive from Athens so you could actually do it as a day-trip with George the Famous Taxi Driver, stopping in Corinth or Nemea on the way back.
The archaeological ruins of the town of Geraki, on the site of the ancient city of Geranthrai, 45 kilometers east of Sparta are also worth seeing.
greecetravel.com /peloponessos/mistras/index.htm   (1336 words)

 Laconia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Molaoi to Leonidi Road, E, NE Greece Interstate 82, W
Greece Interstate 86, S, E, SE, Gytheio - Monemvasia
Politeia FM - 90.7 FM and 91.5 FM Radiofonias Notias Lakonias (Southern Laconia Radio) - 93.5 (Gytheio)
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Many children here in Greece and in the Greek Diaspora don’t even know who Kolokotronis was, therefore it is vital that we don’t allow the same thing to happen to our children.
There were many who came from other parts of Laconia as well as other parts of Greece.
The end of the year is fast approaching, which means that many organizations and societies will be having their annual dinner dances or end of the year parties.
www.mani.org.gr /kzaharias/arthra2000/31_usa.htm   (2865 words)

 Ancient Greece
Greece in the Archaic Age: Political Structure 750 - 499 BCE
Ancient Greece: The Theban Hegemony: 371-362 BC - not Sparta, seperate
A Geological Companion to Greece and the Aegean
members.aol.com /TeacherNet/AncientGreece.html   (2417 words)

 Ambassade van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in Griekenland
The NIA represents the Dutch Universities in Greece and provides information about Dutch research as well as information on study opportunities in the Netherlands.
In addition the NIA offers Dutch scholars and students the opportunity to conduct research in Greece and present their results through lectures, seminars and colloquia.
Under its aegis two archaeological projects are being carried out, one at Geraki (Laconia) by the University of Amsterdam and one at Ancient Halos (Thessaly) by the University of Groningen.
www.dutchembassy.gr /educationandscience_nia_gb.htm   (393 words)

 The Ellada Site - Peloponisos (Laconia)
Additional details can be found in various books printed on Greece, such as the 'Blue Guide to Greece.' The names of places conform to the accented Greek pronounciation which would be the one a traveller would face upon a potential visit.
This way, the Mani became the only place in Greece where very few things got passed by the marrauding armies.
A small village with many well kept churches, near the site of the 5th century Agios Georgos (St. George) church, ruins of which are in evidence.
www.ellada.com /pelopo04.html   (1366 words)

 Grecia case in affitto mare vacanze isole appartamenti Greece vacation rental   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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The equipments for the immersions (bottles and compressori of air) must be declared to the income in Greece and can be used alone in the zones where do not exist some prohibition of immersion only with the permission of the harbour Authorities of zone.
For the immersions to educational scope, escursionistico, during marine routes, and for the course specific they are present on all the territory Diving Centers and schools of immersion that decide of boats adapted to these activities.
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 Deree College - Academics - The faculty - Publications and Achievements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Continued her project as pottery analyst at the Geraki excavation.
Published her third preliminary report on the historical period pottery from Geraki as part of the article "Geraki, an Acropolis Site in Laconia: A Preliminary Report on the Tenth Season (2004)" in Pharos 12, 2004.
Organized and chaired the panel "Writing Hellas: Modern Greece in 20th Century Travel Narratives" at Borders and Crossings VI, the 6th International Conference on Travel Writing at the University of Palermo, Italy, September 7-9, 2006.
www.acg.edu /deree/publications.shtml   (2109 words)

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