The city of Chora is built on the green basin which separates Pylia from Trifylia and where the kingdom of the homeric King Nestoras was located. During the byzantine era its name was Ligouditsa and with the communities of Kavelargia and Tsifliki the contemporary city of Chora was formed. The name means «head village» - commercial centre. The city is very important in terms of transportation and is a financial centre, as well. It is both a historical and aarchaeological place, while the museum of the city exhibits 4000 archaeological findings which are visited every year by a host of people. In the area of Eglianos, 4 km south of the city, there is the palace of king Nestoras as well as the domed tomb attributed to Nestoras. In the east of Chora there is Maniaki, which is the place where the hero and one of the leaders of the Greek Revolution of 1821, Papaflessas was killed while heroically fighting with a few others against Ibrahem Pasha on the 20th May 1821. .
This text is cited March 2003 from the Messenia Prefecture Tourism Promotion Commission URL below, which contains image.
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