Sphacteria

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Sphacteria
Native name:
Σφακτηρία
Sfakteria.jpg
Sphacteria from Pylos
Geography
Coordinates36°55′48.49″N 21°39′56.61″E / 36.9301361°N 21.6657250°E / 36.9301361; 21.6657250Coordinates: 36°55′48.49″N 21°39′56.61″E / 36.9301361°N 21.6657250°E / 36.9301361; 21.6657250
Area3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Administration
Greece
RegionPeloponnese
Regional unitMessenia
Demographics
Population0 (2011)
Pop. density0/km2 (0/sq mi)

Sphacteria (Greek: Σφακτηρία - Sfaktiria)[1] also known as Sphagia (Σφαγία)[2] is a small island at the entrance to the bay of Pylos in the Peloponnese, Greece. It was the site of three battles:

Sphacteria from the East

References[edit]

  1. ^ Purdy, John (1826). The new sailing directions for the Mediterranean sea, the Adriatic sea ... London: R.H. Laurie. p. 213.
  2. ^ Strabo, Geography, 8.4.2
  3. ^ Diodorus Siculus, 12.61-63