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Limeni (port) of Aeropoli
Limeni (port) of Aeropoli
Areopolis is located in Greece
Coordinates: 36°39.95′N 22°22.90′E / 36.66583°N 22.38167°E / 36.66583; 22.38167Coordinates: 36°39.95′N 22°22.90′E / 36.66583°N 22.38167°E / 36.66583; 22.38167
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitLaconia
MunicipalityEast Mani
Municipal unitOitylo
255 m (837 ft)
 • Population1,014 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
230 62
Area code(s)27330
Vehicle registrationΑΚ

Areopoli (Greek: Αρεόπολη, before 1912 also: Τσίμοβα - Tsimova,[2] from the Doric "Χειμαύα" (from Greek "Χειμαδιών") in the regional Maniot tongue[3] or of Slavic origin (town of devil or little valley)),[4] is a town on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Greece.

The word Areopoli, which means "city of Ares", the ancient Greek god of war, became the official name in 1912. It was the seat of Oitylo municipality. The Greek War of Independence was started at Areopoli on March 17, 1821 by Petros Pierrakos, also known as Petros Mavromichalis, the last bey of Mani. Now Areopoli has grown into a flourishing town. Its tower houses, constructed with field stones, are distinct from the traditional blue and white buildings that characterize many Greek villages.

Street in Areopoli
Stone houses
Saints Taxiarches Church

Areopoli is situated near the west coast of the Mani Peninsula, 1.5 km from its port Limeni. It is 20 km southwest of Gytheio. There is lively open air market in the main square each Saturday, with a lot of local producers present.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 738
1991 759
2001 988
2011 1,014

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ EETAA local government changes Archived November 6, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2014-12-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^

See also[edit]

Media related to Areopoli at Wikimedia Commons