Vatheia

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Vatheia
Βαθειά
View of Vatheia
View of Vatheia
Location
Vatheia is located in Greece
Vatheia
Vatheia
Coordinates 36°27.2′N 22°28′E / 36.4533°N 22.467°E / 36.4533; 22.467Coordinates: 36°27.2′N 22°28′E / 36.4533°N 22.467°E / 36.4533; 22.467
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Laconia
Municipality: East Mani
Municipal unit: Oitylo
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Village
 - Population: 216
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 180 m (591 ft)
Postal code: 230 71
Telephone: 27330
Website
http://www.dimosoitilou.gr/gr/dd/vathia/vathia.htm

Vatheia (Greek: Βαθειά, Greek pronunciation: [vaθˈja], also Vathia) is a little town in Laconia, Greece, on the Mani Peninsula. It is part of the municipal unit Oitylo. It is famous for its grand towers (pyrgoi). Vatheia is situated in a hilly setting, and is linked with the road running north to Areopoli and Kalamata and south to Cape Tenaro/Matapan. To the north, hills and mountains overlook the town. Farmland and sparse forest cover the valley areas. On the hilltops are abandoned homes, which are colored with earth and topaz along with its rooftops which are like fortresses and were built out of stone south of the place (plateia). Modern buildings exists in the centre. Now Vatheia is a tourist attraction in spring because of its wild flowers that cover the nearby hills and its breathtaking views.

Nearest places[edit]

The tower houses of Vatheia.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population Change
1981 60 -
1991 113 53/46.9%
2001 216 103/91.2%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.