Petalioi

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Petalioi
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Map of Petalioi
Petalioi is located in Greece
Petalioi
Petalioi
Geography
Coordinates38°00′42″N 24°15′49″E / 38.0116°N 24.2636°E / 38.0116; 24.2636Coordinates: 38°00′42″N 24°15′49″E / 38.0116°N 24.2636°E / 38.0116; 24.2636
Total islands10
Administration
Greece
RegionCentral Greece
Regional unitEuboea
Demographics
Population1 (2011)
Petalioi archipelago

Petalioi Greek: Πεταλιοί is an island complex in south-east of Euboea, in the homonymous gulf. It consists of 10 small islands and islets almost all uninhabited. The total area of the complex is 22.5 square kilometers. They belong to Karystos municipality, in Marmari municipal unit. The islands of the complex are: Megalonisos, Chersonisi, Avgo, Lamperousa, Louloudi, Makronisi, Pontikoniso, Praso, Tragos and Founti.[1][2] The largest of them is Megalonisos. It has an area of 17 Km2 and is uninhabited. The most of them are private islands and belong to Greek shipowners.

History[edit]

The name Petalioi derives from the name of the largest island Megalonisos that was being named Petalios in antiquity. In modern times the islands were a property of Greek royal family. In 1915 or 1916, the prince George II sold the islands to Greek shipowner Maris Empeirikos.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Οι Πεταλιοί". Foundation of the Hellenic World, student projects. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Πεταλιοί". e-karystos.gr. Retrieved 26 February 2015.