Asine (Laconia)

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Asine was an ancient town in the Laconia region of Greece.

In the Mycenaean period of Greece, there was thought to be a town called Vorthona, now submerged. In Ancient Greece, the town was called Asine. It was under Spartan control. In 218 BC, the inhabtitants of Asine defeated the army of Philip V of Macedon who was besieging the town. During the Roman period it belonged to Sparta although most of the other towns in the area were part of the Union of Free Laconians.

The site was resettled in 1451 as Skoutari.