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Coordinates: 36°55′48.49″N 21°39′56.61″E / 36.9301361°N 21.6657250°E / 36.9301361; 21.6657250

Sphacteria from the East
Sphacteria from Pylos.

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:


  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