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Mykines, Greece

Coordinates: 37°43′N 22°45′E / 37.717°N 22.750°E / 37.717; 22.750
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Mykines is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
Coordinates: 37°43′N 22°45′E / 37.717°N 22.750°E / 37.717; 22.750
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArgolis
 • Municipal unit159.0 km2 (61.4 sq mi)
75 m (246 ft)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
 • Community
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
212 00
Area code(s)27510
Vehicle registrationAP

Mykines (Greek: Μυκήνες, romanizedMykínes), known before 1916 as Charvati (Χαρβάτι),[2] is a village and a former municipality 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] The municipal unit has an area of 159.033 km2.[4] It is located 1 km west of the ancient site of Mycenae and 2 km east of the highway linking Argos and Corinth. It is 9 km north of Argos.


The name Mykines is the modern Greek version of Mycenae. The village is near the archaeological site of Mycenae.

Historical population[edit]

Mykines was historically an Arvanite town.[5]

Year Community Municipal unit
1981 440 -
1991 436 4,412
2001 422 4,349
2011 354 3,388
2021 342 2,885


  1. ^ "Αποτελέσματα Απογραφής Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2021, Μόνιμος Πληθυσμός κατά οικισμό" [Results of the 2021 Population - Housing Census, Permanent population by settlement] (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 29 March 2024.
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 1292/2010, Kallikratis reform municipalities" (in Greek). Government Gazette.
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  5. ^ Zervas, Theodore. "Learning Arvanitic in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Greece: Linguistic Maintenance and Cultural Idiosyncrasies in Greece’s Arvanitic Speaking Communities." Zeitschrift für Balkanologie 50.2 (2014). page