Gerolimenas

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Gerolimenas
Γερολιμένας
Gerolimenas is located in Greece
Gerolimenas
Gerolimenas
Coordinates: 36°28′59″N 22°23′56″E / 36.483°N 22.399°E / 36.483; 22.399Coordinates: 36°28′59″N 22°23′56″E / 36.483°N 22.399°E / 36.483; 22.399
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Laconia
Municipality East Mani
Municipal unit Oitylo
Community[1]
 • Population 99 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Gerolimenas (Greek: Γερολιμένας) is a picturesque small coastal village and a community in the municipal unit of Oitylo, at the southern end of the Mani Peninsula, in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Τhe name, which means "Old Harbour", is thought to derive from the ancient "Ιερός Λιμήν" (Ieros Limen), meaning "Sacred Harbor". One of the remotest settlements in the Peloponnese, until the 1970s it was reached mainly by boat. In the past it was a major fishing center, and featured substantial infrastructure such as a shipyard, ice supplies, and a fish market. Today the main industry is tourism. Αccording to the 2011 census its population was 99 inhabitants (including the village Ochia).[1]

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