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Koulentia

COUNTY: Laconia MUNICIPALITY: Monemvasia

Rain
12.17ºC

Population

0 - 100

Distance from nearest city

10-35km

TL;DR

A small village that’s the growing place for Linum Hellenicum, and a perfect base for exploring nature.

Koulentia is a small village in the southeastern Laconia, built on the southern side of Maleas cape at an altitude of 550m. Only 18km from Monemvasia, the residents engage in agriculture and animal husbandry. It is a green village with running waters that is also called Elliniko. At an altitude of 300m there is a semi-abandoned tower that used to be an observatory to notify the residents in advance in case of pirate invasion. Koulentia village is the only place in the world that the rare flower “Linum Hellenicum” grows. The region was firstly inhabited in 1400 and it is of great interest for those who love exploring nature.