Agios Nikolaos, Voies

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Agios Nikolaos
Άγιος Νικόλαος
Location
Agios Nikolaos is located in Greece
Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos
Coordinates 36°28.5′N 23°6.2′E / 36.4750°N 23.1033°E / 36.4750; 23.1033Coordinates: 36°28.5′N 23°6.2′E / 36.4750°N 23.1033°E / 36.4750; 23.1033
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Laconia
Municipality: Monemvasia
Municipal unit: Voies
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Community
 - Population: 836
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 200 m (656 ft)
Auto: AK
Website
www.agiosnikolaos.net

Agios Nikolaos is a village in Laconia, southern Greece. The original name of the village dating back in 17th Century was "Panagia" from a homonymous temple of Virgin Mary. Most of the inhabitants trace their ancestry from the Western parts of Crete that was occupied by the Ottomans in 1669 resulting to a wide refugee influx in the Vatica area. Moreover people from the island of Kythera started populating the village from early 19th Century and onwards. Known families include "Nychas" family presumably indigenous since 17th Century, "Pavlakis" Cretan ancestry and "Michaletos" Venetian ancestry coming from Crete as well. The village has a strong diaspora concentrated in Australia and Pretoria -South Africa.

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  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.