The peaceful lagoon of Vouliagmeni lies 16-km. northwest of Loutraki
and was caused by the subsidence of the ground to α kind of trench.
The lagoon is 2 km. long and up to 1 km. wide. Its depth is estimated
at 40 m. Α channel of 6-m. width provides an outlet to the sea.
In ancient times, it was called Eschatiotis (meaning the “last” part
of the promontory) or Corgopis (from the mother of Megareus, who was drowned in
its waters). No trace has survived of the ancient Megarean colony of Aegeirus
which stood to the north of the lagoon.
A settlement dating back to the early Helladic I period was discovered
by the archaeologist J.M. Fossey about 30 m. west of the channel from the lagoon
into the Gulf of Corinth
Another settlement, of early Helladic 11, has come to light to the
north-west, and 300 meters from this an ossuary of the same period yielded the
bones of 10 dead and some 500 vessels. It can be concluded from the scattered
finds of sherds that in the third and second millennia BC, families of farmers
and fishermen sparsely inhabited the area.
Municipality of Loutraki Perachora WebPage
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Type of location: Settlement
Other Names: GORGOTIS (Ancient), LAKE ESCHATIOTIS (Bibliography)
Postal Code: 20300
Tel +30 27440
Altitude: 5 meters
Longitude: 22o 53' 02.41" E
Latitude: 38o 01' 46.22" N