Lakonia

The prefecture of Laconia is the southernmost prefecture of Peloponnese and is washed by the clear blue waters of Myrtoos Sea, the Messinian Gulf and the Laconian Gulf. The place has two mountain ranges, Parnonas and Taygetos and among them there is the famous valley, Evrotas. The capital of the prefecture is Sparta, the diachronic protagonist of the Greek history, built with impeccable design in the place of the ancient city.

In 950 BC Laconia accepted a new wave of immigrants that changed the whole region as the Dorians entered Greece and established Sparta. The bloody Messinian wars that took place during the Archaic period led to the conquest of fertile Messinia. From the legislator Lycurgus until the king Leonidas and the 300 Spartans in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, the region left its mark indelibly in the long history of Hellenism.

The visitor of Laconia cannot get enough of the natural and cultural wealth. The legendary Sparta, Mystras with its imperial grandeur, Monemvasia with its Castle and the wild beauty of Laconian Mani will magnetize him.

The area is famous for its agricultural production, with main products the oranges, the olives, the olive oil and the wine.

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