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For rivers in Greece and Asia Minor, see Asopus. For city in Asia Minor also with this name, see Laodicea on the Lycus.
Asopos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 36°44′N 22°52′E / 36.733°N 22.867°E / 36.733; 22.867Coordinates: 36°44′N 22°52′E / 36.733°N 22.867°E / 36.733; 22.867
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Laconia
Municipality Monemvasia
 • Municipal unit 94.36 km2 (36.43 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 3,840
 • Municipal unit density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Population 1,031 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AK

Asopos (Greek: Ασωπός; also Latinised as Asopus) is a village and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Monemvasia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 94.360 km2.[3] Population 3,840 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Papadianika.


In antiquity, Asopos (Ancient Greek: Ἀσωπός) was a town of the Eleuthero-Lacones in Laconia, on the eastern side of the Laconian gulf, and 60 stadia south of Acriae. It possessed a temple of the Roman emperors, and on the citadel a temple of Athena Cyparissia. At the distance of 12 stadia above the town there was a temple of Asclepius.[4] Strabo speaks of Cyparissia and Asopus as two separate places; but it appears that Asopus was the later name of Cyparissia. Pausanias says that at the foot of the acropolis of Asopus were the ruins of the city of the Achaei Paracyparissii.[5] Strabo describes Cyparissia as a town with a harbour, situated upon a chersonese.


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. 
  4. ^ Strab. viii. p. 364; Paus. iii. 21. § 7, 22. § 9; Ptol. iii. 16. § 9;Hierocl., s.v. Ἀσώπολις, p. 647.
  5. ^ Paus. iii. 22. § 9.