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Dalamanara

COUNTY: Argolis MUNICIPALITY: Argos-Mycenae

Clouds
15.05ºC

Population

500 - 1,000

Infrastracture

Gas Station,

Distance from nearest city

0-10km

TL;DR

A lowland settlement of Argolida near Argos, a trade nexus of the area, with five noteworthy churches and two associations organising events.

A lowland settlement of 677 residents in the plains of Argolida, on an altitude of 20 metres, 5.1 kilometres southeast of Argos. The village used to be called Manara, possibly having a Venetian source. The surname Manara comes up many times in the Greek sources about the Venetian rule, though another version about the name is that it comes from the Venetian word that means axe, spelt the same way. That word has even found its way to the local dialect, "maniara" meaning axe.

Today, Dalamanara is an important trade nexus of the area, because of its location between the two great cities of Nafplio and Argos, and its local economy is supported by its many factories and smaller industries. Of course, like most of the settlements of the plains, the residents are also engaged in the cultivation of citrus fruits and olive.

Five churches and chapels, the central being one dedicated to the Zoodochos Pigi, are worth a visit. The town also has a cultural centre and an ecclesiastical association, both organising many events throughout the year, and it even has its own soccer team,called Panionios of Dalamanara.