Agios Nikolaos, Voies

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Agios Nikolaos
Άγιος Νικόλαος
Agios Nikolaos is located in Greece
Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos
Coordinates: 36°28.5′N 23°6.2′E / 36.4750°N 23.1033°E / 36.4750; 23.1033Coordinates: 36°28.5′N 23°6.2′E / 36.4750°N 23.1033°E / 36.4750; 23.1033
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Laconia
Municipality Monemvasia
Municipal unit Voies
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Community[1]
 • Population 650 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AK
Website www.agiosnikolaos.net

Agios Nikolaos is a village in Laconia, southern Greece, part of the municipality Monemvasia. Its population in 2011 was 650.[1] The original name of the village dating back in the 17th Century was "Panagia" from a homonymous temple of Virgin Mary. Most of the inhabitants trace their ancestry from the Western parts of Crete that was occupied by the Ottomans in 1669 resulting to a wide refugee influx in the Vatica area. Moreover, people from the island of Kythera started populating the village from the early 19th Century and onwards. Known families include "Nychas" family presumably indigenous since the 17th Century, "Pavlakis" Cretan ancestry and "Michaletos" Venetian ancestry coming from Crete as well. The village has a strong diaspora concentrated in Australia and Pretoria -South Africa.

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