Sarakini

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Sarakini
Σαρακίνι
Sarakini is located in Greece
Sarakini
Sarakini
Coordinates: 37°32′N 22°00′E / 37.533°N 22.000°E / 37.533; 22.000Coordinates: 37°32′N 22°00′E / 37.533°N 22.000°E / 37.533; 22.000
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Megalopoli
Municipal unit Gortyna
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 8
Community[1]
 • Population 51 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sarakini (Greek: Σαρακίνι meaning Saracen) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Gortyna, western Arcadia, Greece. It is situated on a hill above the right bank of the river Alfeios, at about 450 m elevation. It is 2 km northwest of Vlachorraptis, 4 km northeast of Theisoa (Elis), 7 km northwest of Karytaina and 8 km southwest of Dimitsana. In 2011 Sarakini had a population of 8 for the village and 51 for the community, which includes the villages Kryonero and Palaiokastro.

History[edit]

The village of Sarakini is first recorded in 1665, and was built, according to tradition, by settlers from Constantinople.[2] Palaiokastro is the site of a Mycenaean-era settlement (Homer's Phere), with a cemetery and a nekromanteion having been found. The ruins of a nearby medieval fortress have been identified with the Araklovon Castle.[2] The village of Kryoneri is first mentioned in the Ottoman tax registers of 1698/1700, although its present site is more recent, as the village was moved from its original location.[2]

Population[edit]

Year Population Community population
1981 - 156
1991 56 -
2001 37 114
2011 8 51

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ a b c Δήμος Γόρτυνος: Δημοτικά Διαμερίσματα (in Greek). Municipality of Gortyna. 2003. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 

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