Archaies Kleones

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Cleonae (Argolis))
Jump to: navigation, search
Archaies Kleones
Αρχαίες Κλεωνές
Location
Archaies Kleones is located in Greece
Archaies Kleones
Archaies Kleones
Coordinates 37°49.3′N 22°45′E / 37.8217°N 22.750°E / 37.8217; 22.750Coordinates: 37°49.3′N 22°45′E / 37.8217°N 22.750°E / 37.8217; 22.750
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Corinthia
Municipality: Nemea
Municipal unit: Archaies Kleones
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Community
 - Population: 1,092
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Archaies Kleones (Greek: Αρχαίες Κλεωνές), (see old name before 1963 [2]) is a settlement in the municipality of Nemea, Corinthia, Greece with a population of 1092 residents according to 2011 census. It is situated on a hillside, 8 km east of Nemea and 14 km (appox: 9 miles) southwest of Corinth.

History[edit]

Archaies Kleones was named after the ancient town Cleonae (Ancient Greek: Κλεωναί). It was a city of ancient Argolis, situated on the road from Argos to Corinth. Cleonae was a small town, mainly known for the Nemean Games that took place in its territory. According to mythology, Heracles killed the brothers Eurytus and Cteatus near Cleonae.[3]

Wine region[edit]

Archaies Kleones settlement is located in the Peloponnese in the area of Nemea, approximately 14 kilometers southwest of Corinth. Today, the appellation of Nemea is the most important red wine AOC of southern Greece and arguably of all of Greece. In the region of Nemea, the indigenous Greek Agiorgitiko grape is used and produces wines famous for their deep red color with violet and blue hues, complex aroma and long, velvety palate.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^  Smith, William, ed. (1854). "Cleonae". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography 1. London: John Murray. p. 634. 
  4. ^ All About Greek Wine : Winemaking Regions

See also[edit]