Sphacteria

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Sphacteria
Native name: Σφακτηρία
Sfakteria.jpg
Sphacteria from Pylos
Geography
Coordinates 36°55′48.49″N 21°39′56.61″E / 36.9301361°N 21.6657250°E / 36.9301361; 21.6657250Coordinates: 36°55′48.49″N 21°39′56.61″E / 36.9301361°N 21.6657250°E / 36.9301361; 21.6657250
Area 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Country
Greece
Region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2011)
Density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Sphacteria from the East

Sphacteria (Greek: Σφακτηρία - Sfaktiria, in 19th century context also Sphagia)[1] is a small island at the entrance to the bay of Pylos in the Peloponnese, Greece. It was the site of three battles:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Purdy, John (1826). The new sailing directions for the Mediterranean sea, the Adriatic sea ... London: R.H. Laurie. p. 213. 
  2. ^ Diodorus Siculus, 12.61-63