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Municipality of Gargaliani


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  The Municipality of Gargaliani is located in the southwest of the Peloponnese, stretches on the west axis of Messinia Prefecture and it is one of the largest Municipalities of the Prefecture with a total area of 122,680 m².
  The bas-relief of the area varies and is considered flat from the seashore on the areas west of the Municipality, the town of Gargaliani until the commune of Pirgos inclusive, while on the east there is the mount Aegaleo, at the foot of which there is the commune of Mouzaki, a semi-mount area with extremely beautiful local beauty. The natural scenery of the area of the Municipality is mainly full of olive-trees and forest areas.   During the summer the population of the Municipality increases considerably due to ex-residents' of the Municipality choice to spend their holidays at their place of birth and also due to the increasing tourism (both Greek and foreign). It has been estimated that the number of people - both tourists and residents- during High season is approximately 15,000 people.

This text is cited Oct 2003 from the Municipality of Gargaliani URL below


Gargaliani constitute an important financial centre for west Messinia nowadays, and can be found on a plateau 300 km high, and have a dense olive grove. They have a very «healthy» climate and a view of the Ionian Sea which is 7 km away. The area was inhabited from the Protohellenic Era (2600-2200 B.C.) on the basis of the findings at Anemomyli, Tsoukna, Kanalos and Lagos. During the venetian rule (1685-1715)it belonged to the area of Arkadia of the province of Methoni while during the years of the Orlofikon events (1770) it was looted by Moustapha Pasha of Larisa. During the Revolution of 1821, many fighters from the area were recruited to confront Ibrahem Pasha, while Tellos Agras set out from Gargaliani to reinforce the Macedonian struggle against Bulgary in 1905.

This extract is cited March 2003 from the Messenia Prefecture Tourism Promotion Commission URL below, which contains image.


Next to Golden Sand beach of Galgaliani and opposite the island of Proti is Marathoupoli, which is a small village with an excellent view; a fishing village with an abundance of fresh fish which tends to become very popular among tourists as there's the appropriate foundation (hotels, rooms, camping e.t.c.)

This extract is cited March 2003 from the Messenia Prefecture Tourism Promotion Commission URL below, which contains image.



Present location


The town is mentioned only by the geographer Claudius Ptolemeus (3,14) and was probably located 5kms to the SW of Gargaliani.

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