Loutro, Messenia

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Loutro is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°15′N 22°00′E / 37.250°N 22.000°E / 37.250; 22.000Coordinates: 37°15′N 22°00′E / 37.250°N 22.000°E / 37.250; 22.000
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Municipality Oichalia
Municipal unit Oichalia
Highest elevation 105 m (344 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 • Population 84 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 24002

Loutro (Greek, Modern: Λουτρό) is a small town in the municipality of Oichalia, Messenia, Peloponnese, Southern Greece. There is a small church in the west side of the town and a large square where children play soccer and hide-and-seek. Five other small towns surround Loutro: Filia, Meligalas, Malta, Meropi, and Oichalia. Loutro has two cafeterias.

History [edit]

The earliest reference to the name "Bath" made in 1835 as a municipal district of the municipality Ichalia. The village, however, seems to have been part of the ancient city, since the references are to Oichalia by Pausanias, Strabo and others, the area from the edge to the edge Ichalia kiss allegedly Oichalia. Name Oichalia due to his wife Melanie King, son of Apollo. In the area there was a large temple dedicated to the goddess Demeter and Persephone. In the temple ritual events were similar to the Eleusinian mysteries. Loutro became the first meaningful battle for the liberation of Greece in 1821. On March 20, 1821 at "Mouritses" became a decisive battle for the outcome of the match, after that point was the passage of Kalamata. From Bathroom was even one of the three captains named Petropoulos (Barampos), the family still exists today, was the principal chieftain Papatsonis where after three-hour battle captured all the Turkish name of the village is not listed in excellence that it shall be given the battle of Verga and Almyros from 22 to 24 June 1826. The names are: Yanis Iliakopoulou, Thodorakis Iliakopoulou, Dimitrakis Konstantopoulos, Adam Miller. Also took part in the battle and Liaros, Mafrandras and chieftain Barampos (Petropoulos). Due to the strategic location of the area east of the village and over the position Tsakona has occurred biggest battle reign Franks. In 1265 the battle of Makryplagiou crash that resulted in the Greeks after the betrayal of the Seljuk Turks who were sent from Byzantium. The Greeks and the Slavs of moth Gortynias were lined up on the slopes of the hands (of paradise and Derveni until Ellinitsa), while the Franks with the Seljuks came up from the passage of Tsakonas and the villages of pit or lakkochoria (MEROPI- muse-Tsaousides-TOSKESI (Oichalia)-BATH-kiss). At the time of the Morea, the battle came as a Change and as Tourkoleka (there was an important castle was Gardiki the castle of Oria). The strategic location of Makryplagiou also evident from the report of Spyridon Trikoupis where in his book "THE HISTORY OF THE GREEK REVOLUTION" tells us that Kolokotronis to halt the march of Ibrahim Pasha of Tripoli posted in late May 1825, gunmen in 3000 Makryplagi and other mosque in 1000 (Charandros) located north of the village

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