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Kampos (Laconia)

COUNTY: Laconia MUNICIPALITY: Sparta

Clouds
17ºC

Population

500 - 1,000

Distance from nearest city

50-75km

TL;DR

A village with an interesting tradition for newlyweds, near several churches and chapels.

The locals call the village Dermatianika. It has been lived in since the 19th century, even though the region was first inhabited in the 9th century, according to the findings and the tombs of the Late Mycenaean period. In 1962, human bones dated from the 4th century as well as some fragments from clay vessels were discovered in a school playground during construction. In 1912 the village was named Kampos Voion.

Today it has approximately 650 residents that engage mainly in agriculture. The coastal line of the village is called Neratzona. An important three-naved basilica church of the village is Agios Georgios (St. Georgios); the date of its construction is unknown, but it is placed during the years of the Turkish rule. In the village you will find the “wedding liquor [wine]” or “melitokraso” which is composed of water and three different types of honey. According to the tradition, the newlyweds had to drink it regularly throughout their honeymoon. On the foothills of Kokkinovrahos (Red Rock), outside the village, you can visit the renovated church (2001) of Agios Minas (St.Minas). Other interesting churches of the village are the church of Agios Dimitrios (St. Dimitrios) built in 1982 and the chapel of Ahios Konstantinos (St. Konstantinos).