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 (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 793
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 2001 its population was 146 for the village and 793 for the community. 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


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. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  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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