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Alea, Argolis

Alea
Αλέα
Location
Alea
Alea
Coordinates 37°45′N 22°26′E / 37.750°N 22.433°E / 37.750; 22.433Coordinates: 37°45′N 22°26′E / 37.750°N 22.433°E / 37.750; 22.433

Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Argolis
Municipality: Argos-Mykines
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 793
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: AP

Alea (Greek: Αλέα, before 1928: Μπουγιάτι - Bougiati[2]) is a village and a former community in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Argos-Mykines, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] In 2001 its population was 146 for the village and 793 for the community. The seat of the community was Skoteini. Alea is situated in the mountainous northwestern part of Argolis, 5 km southeast of Kandila, 12 km northwest of Lyrkeia, 14 km northeast of Levidi and 27 km north of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 66 (Levidi - Nemea) passes near Skoteini.

Subdivisions

The municipal unit Alea is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

  • Agios Nikolaos (Agios Nikolaos, Exochi, Platani)
  • Alea
  • Frousiouna
  • Skoteini

Population

Year Village population Community population
1981 170 -
1991 115 809
2001 146 793

History

Alea was an ancient city of Arcadia, founded by the mythical king Aleus, a son of Apheidas. It was situated near Stymphalos. The city had temples of Artemis of Ephesus, Athena Alea and Dionysus. Every other year the Skiereia, a celebration for the god Dionysus, were celebrated.[4] Traces of ancient buildings have been found near the modern village.

See also

References

External links

  • Alea at the GTP Travel Pages


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