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Avlona

COUNTY: Messinia MUNICIPALITY: Trifylia

Clouds
26ºC

Population

100 - 500

Distance from nearest city

10-35km

TL;DR

One of the most picturesque villages of Trifylia, with a stone church and an ancient city nearby.

A mountainous village on an altitude of 589 metres, 20 kilometrs northeast of Kyparissia. It used to be called Karamoustafa around 1500, named after the Turkish agha Kara-Moustafa who had his seat there. It took its modern name in 1922 because of the ancient city of Avlona, found nearby.

The village is built on two hills of the Nomia Mountains. Its 150 residents are engaged in animal husbandry and agriculture. Noteworthy is the stone church of Agios Georgios, and the village is one of the most picturesque of Tryfilia municipality.