Church of Agios Nikolaos
|Population statistics (as of 2001)|
|Time zone:||EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)|
|Elevation (center):||21 m (69 ft)|
|Postal code:||240 05|
Petalidi (Greek: Πεταλίδι, Katharevousa: Πεταλίδιον), is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Messini, of which it is a municipal unit. Petalidi is situated on the western shore of the Messenian Gulf. The road Greek National Road 82 (Pylos - Kalamata) passes through the north of the municipality. The nearest intercity train stations are in Kalamata and in Aris. It is located SW of Tripoli and Messini, SW of Kalamata, WSW of Sparta, N of Koroni, E of Pylos, ESE of Gargalianoi and Filiatra and SE of Kyparissia .
The municipal unit Petalidi is subdivided into the following communities (2001 population in brackets):
- Achladochori (pop: 356)
- Daras (pop: 458)
- Drosia (pop: 115)
- Kalochori (pp: 209)
- Karpofora (pop: 340)
- Kastania (pop: 43)
- Kokkino (pop: 118)
- Lykissa (pop: 90)
- Mathia (pop: 84)
- Neromylos (pop: 454)
- Paniperi (pop: 339)
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Petalidi has a school, a church, a post office, beaches, banks, hotels, a port and a square (plateia). The length of the town is about 1 km and residential houses and buildings are mainly within the beach. The centre is located near the gulf.
The landscape of Petalidi includes rocky mountains with a few bushes covering much of Petalidi and farmlands are around Petalidi. It also has some forests near the centre which include mostly pine trees.
The small bay located north of Petalidi is named Petalidi Bay.
Petalidi also has a monastery located not far from the centre.
- De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
- Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)