Dafni, Laconia

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Not to be confused with the village of Dafni or Kaminia in the neighbouring Sparta municipality.
Dafni
Δαφνί
Location
Dafni is located in Greece
Dafni
Dafni
Coordinates 36°55′N 22°32′E / 36.917°N 22.533°E / 36.917; 22.533Coordinates: 36°55′N 22°32′E / 36.917°N 22.533°E / 36.917; 22.533
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Laconia
Municipality: Evrotas
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 969
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Postal code: 23057
Auto: AK

Dafni (Δαφνί) or Dafnio (Δαφνίο) is a small town of Laconia in the municipality of Evrotas, and to the Krokees municipality before the 2011 Kallikratis reform. In the 2001 census its population was registered as 969.

The current residents of the village originate from the nearby village of Lykovouno, a medieval settlement. The name Dafni may originate in turn from the ancient settlement of Aphidnae, or otherwise simply from the prevalence of laurels in the area (δάφνη is the Greek word for laurel). The village is notable for its agricultural produce, as well as the annual "Vlach Wedding" (Βλάχικος Γάμος) and wine festival.



Associations:

Cultural Association of Dafni (Πολιτιστικός Σύλλογος Δαφνίου) established in 1929 and has:


- Chess Group

- Music Group

- Dance Group

- Youth Group

Athletic Association of Dafni ( Αθλητικός Όμιλος Δαφνίου) established in 1959 and has:

- Football Team of men

- Youth Football Team


Athletic Association "Olympiada Dafniou" ( Αθλητικός Σύλλογος "Ολυμπιάδα Δαφνίου" has:

- Men Basketball Team



Notable people[edit]

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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.