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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 (2001)[1]
 • Rural 216
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 with the road running north to Areopoli and Kalamata and south to Cape Tenaro/Matapan. 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 place (plateia). Modern buildings exists in the centre. Now Vatheia is a tourist attraction in spring because of its wild flowers that cover the nearby hills and its scenic views.

Nearest places[edit]

The tower houses of Vatheia.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population Change
1981 60 -
1991 113 53/46.9%
2001 216 103/91.2%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.