Alea, Argolis

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Alea is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°45′N 22°26′E / 37.750°N 22.433°E / 37.750; 22.433Coordinates: 37°45′N 22°26′E / 37.750°N 22.433°E / 37.750; 22.433
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Argolis
Municipality Argos-Mykines
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 660
 • Population 103 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AP

Alea (Greek: Αλέα, before 1928: Μπουγιάτι - Bougiati[2]) is a village and a former community in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Argos-Mykines, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] In 2011 its population was 103 for the village and 660 for the municipal unit. The seat of the community was Skoteini. Alea is situated in the mountainous northwestern part of Argolis, 5 km southeast of Kandila, 12 km northwest of Lyrkeia, 14 km northeast of Levidi and 27 km north of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 66 (Levidi - Nemea) passes near Skoteini.


The municipal unit Alea is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):


Year Village population Community population
1981 170 -
1991 115 809
2001 146 793
2011 103 660


Alea was an ancient city of Arcadia, founded by the mythical king Aleus, a son of Apheidas. It was situated near Stymphalos. The city had temples of Artemis of Ephesus, Athena Alea and Dionysus. Every other year the Skiereia, a celebration for the god Dionysus, were celebrated.[4] Traces of ancient buildings have been found near the modern village.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  4. ^ Pausanias Description of Greece 8.23.1

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