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Laconia is an experience that engages all of your senses and more. A land of honour, it encompasses both lowlands, highlands, and the sea. Its people possess admirable virtues, and its natural beauty is captivating. It's a must-visit destination that you will want to take advantage of. Laconia is truly a paradise.

It constitutes the southernmost prefecture of the Greek and, of course, the European mainland. With good reason, it is considered a must-go tourist destination thanks to its morphology of the land, on the one hand, since it ideally combines the mountain and the sea, and to its rich history on the other, as it preserves a wealth of findings from prehistoric times and culture monuments from ancient times until today.

Ancient temples and theatres, monasteries, castles, caves, nature reserves, alpine trails, and breathtaking beaches are only but a few of Laconia’s sights, which bewitch and lure even the most discriminating visitor. Its neighbours are Messenia in the west and Arcadia in the east. Laconia Bay in the south, Messenia Bay in the west and Myrtoo Sea in the east, all awash in its coastline.

Demography & Economy

Four boroughs comprise the administration of Laconia: Lacedaemon Borough with its capital Sparta, Gytheion Borough with its capital Gytheio, Epidavrou Limiras with its capital Molaoi, Itilo with its capital Areopolis.

Laconia’s population reaches 100,000 people, a significant percentage of which is the “blood donor” of the agricultural economy. Laconia’s land is renowned for its produce, most of all for its olive oil, which is of exceptional quality known worldwide, its citrus produce (oranges, tangerines, lemons), its farm produce (tomatoes, peppers, aubergines), its honey and its wines.

The morphology of its land offers variety to the landscape, enabling the visitor to enjoy tall mountain ranges, such as Taygetos, with the highest peak in Peloponnese (2.407m) and Parnon (1.961 m), along with the rich plains around Evrotas River, the rocky coastline of Mani and the sandy expanses in the coastline of southeastern Laconia. Laconia’s climate is temperate with minor local changes. Hot summers with cooling winds in the highland, mild autumn and winter, and a unique spring landscape make up its main characteristics.

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