The Evrotas River

According to the mythology Evrotas was the third king of Laconia. He had a daughter, Sparta. The city of Sparta is said to have been named after her. According to the tradition, the king constructed a canal in order to remove stagnant water from around the city of Sparta to the sea and this is how the river was formed and named after him.

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The Vasilopotamos River

The Vasilopotamos river is a smaller river, streaming from the centre of the town of Skala, which debouches into the Evrotas river. The endemic species of Gold Menida (Tropidophoxinellus spartaticus) fish of fresh water lives in this area.

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Beaches in the Municipality of Evrotas

The coastline of the Municipality Evrotas, about 17 km from Trinisa to Kokkinia beaches are an important breeding habitat of the sea turtle Caretta Caretta. In the sea of the Lakonian Gulf, whales and dolphins have been seen, as well as the green turtle Mydas which is reproduced in the Eastern Mediteranean sea.

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Forest of Vasilakio

The pine forest of Vasilakio, in the vicinity of the village of Vasilakio, lies at the foot of Mt. Taygetos. In ancient times, the forest served as a passage and a means of communication between the kings.

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Forest of Kremasti

On the massif of Mt. Parnonas, at an altitude of approximately 800 metres, stretches the densely wooded forest of Kremasti, situated close to the village with the same name. This fir forest is home of the “Black fir”, which grows only in North eastern Laconia and Kefalonia.

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The Cavern Avgon (the cavern of eggs)

The Cavern Avgon is in Makria Lakka (area near Niata) and is beautifully decorated with stalagmites and stalactites. The most impressive, are the ones that are in the shape and colour of eggs and this is the reason the speleologists named it after. The explored part is 194m long.

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