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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

Gythio | Lakonia Peloponnese | Photo 7 - Photo JustGreece.com Sparta from Mystras (Mistras) | Lakonia Peloponnese 1 - Photo JustGreece.com Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  49 - Photo JustGreece.com Mystras (Mistras) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  28 - Photo JustGreece.com Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  25 - Photo JustGreece.com Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  43 - Photo JustGreece.com Castle Kelefas near Itilos | Mani Lakonia Peloponnese | 2 - Photo JustGreece.com Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  76 - Photo JustGreece.com Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  61 - Photo JustGreece.com Mystras (Mistras) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  24 - Photo JustGreece.com Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  88 - Photo JustGreece.com Mystras (Mistras) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  8 - Photo JustGreece.com Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  16 - Photo JustGreece.com Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  8 - Photo JustGreece.com Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponnese | Greece  83 - Photo JustGreece.com

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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


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