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Lakonia - Peloponnese (Greece)

Lakonia (Laconia). Laκonia is one of the seven prefectures of the Peloponnese. Located in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese, it borders to the east with the sea of Myrtoo and Arcadia,  to the north to prefecture Arcadia, to the west to Messenia and to the south to the Gulf of Laconia and the Myrtoo Sea. In Laconia belongs also the islet Elafonisi.

The prefecture of Lakonia is mostly mountainous. Τhere are two mountain ranges, the Taygetos on the west and Parnon οn the east. Between the two ranges lies the basin of Evrotas, the only important river of Lakonia.

the prefecture of Lakonia is a purely rural area. Here are cultivated citrus fruits, cotton, vegetables and strawberries. This region is of one the most fertile regions of Greece. There are also many olive trees, wheat and vines.

In recent decades tourism has developed tremendously,  well loved are the destinations Mystras, Monemvassia, Sparta, Gythio, Mani and the island of Elafonissos.

Photo Gallery Lakonia - Photos of Peloponnese


Mystras (Mistras) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  6 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Gythio | Lakonia Peloponnese | Photo 9 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  43 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Mystras (Mistras) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  36 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Ship Wreck Selinitsa near Gythio | Lakonia Peloponnese | 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  97 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Mystras (Mistras) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  74 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  50 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Bay near Itilos | Mani Lakonia Peloponnese | 5 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  18 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Leonidas of Sparta (Sparti) | Lakonia Peloponnese | 5 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  107 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Mystras (Mistras) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  66 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Mystras (Mistras) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  32 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  93 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk

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Githio - Gythio

Gythio is the largest city in "Mani"; the middle arm of the southern Peloponnese was named to the castle of Mainia.To the east of the department is Lakonia Monemvasia in Greek means one entrance; the long road was and is the only access to the rock.

Mystras

Mystras is located 5km north west of Sparta in the prefecture of Lakonia.


Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee

Average temperature Lakonia
January
10.2°C
February
105.0°C
March
12.2°C
April
15.2°C
May
19.8°C
June
24.1°C
July
26.6°C
August
26.8°C
September
23.4°C
October
19.0°C
November
14.7°C
December
11.6°C


Photos Lakonia - Lakonia pictures

Sparta (Sparti) | Lakonia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Itilos | Mani Lakonia Peloponessos | 2 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 99 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Gythio | Lakonia Peloponessos | Foto 13 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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