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View of Vatheia
View of Vatheia
Vatheia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 36°27.212′N 22°27.980′E / 36.453533°N 22.466333°E / 36.453533; 22.466333Coordinates: 36°27.212′N 22°27.980′E / 36.453533°N 22.466333°E / 36.453533; 22.466333
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Laconia
Municipality East Mani
Municipal unit Oitylo
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
 • Population 33
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 230 71
Area code(s) 27330

Vatheia (Greek: Βαθειά, Greek pronunciation: [vaθˈja], also Vathia) is a little town in Laconia, Greece, on the Mani Peninsula. It is part of the municipal unit Oitylo. It is famous for its grand towers (pyrgoi). Vatheia is situated in a hilly setting, and is linked by road north to Areopoli and Kalamata and south to Cape Matapan (Tenaro). To the north, hills and mountains overlook the town. Farmland and sparse forest cover the valley areas. On the hilltops are abandoned homes, which are colored with earth and topaz along with its rooftops which are like fortresses and were built out of stone south of the village square. Now Vatheia is a tourist attraction in spring because of wild flowers that cover the nearby hills and its scenic views. The nearest villages are Gerolimenas to the northwest and Lagia to the northeast.

The tower houses of Vatheia.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 60
1991 113
2001 216
2011 33

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