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Pylos  (Πύλος)
Location
Coordinates 36°54′N 21°41′E / 36.9, 21.683Coordinates: 36°54′N 21°41′E / 36.9, 21.683
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 3 m (10 ft)
Government
Country: Greece
Prefecture: Messinia
Population statistics (as of 2001[4])
City Proper
 - Population: 5,402
 - Area:[5] 143.91 km² (56 sq mi)
 - Density: 38 /km² (97 /sq mi)
Codes
Postal codes: 240 01
Area codes: 27230
License plate codes: KM

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Pylos (Greek: Πύλος, Italian: Navarino), is the name of a large bay and a town on the west coast of the Peloponnese, in the district of Messenia in southern Greece. It is the capital of Pylia Province. Nearby villages include Gialova, Elaiofyto, Schinolakka, and Palaionero. The town of Pylos has 2,561 inhabitants, the municipality of Pylos 5,402 (2001). Greece and the Peloponnese The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus (Greek: Πελοπόννησος Peloponnesos; see also List of Greek place names) is a large peninsula in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth. ... Messenia (Greek: , in Modern Greek Messinia; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a prefecture in the Peloponnese, a region of Greece. ... Gialova (Greek Γιάλοβα) is a village on Navarino Bay in the south-western Peloponnese, Greece, about six kilometres north of Pylos. ... Elaiofyto, also Eleofyto, Elaiofito Eleofito (Greek: meaning olive leaf) may refer to several villages that begin with this name in Greece: Elaiofyto, a village in the Aitolia-Acarnania prefecture Elaiofyto, a village in the Messinia prefecture Categories: | ...


Old Pylos and New Pylos are distinct settlements and castles, several kilometers apart. Old Pylos (Navarino Vecchio) is located on the northwest of the bay, while New Pylos is located in the southeast.


The bay of Pylos was the site of two naval battles: The French battleship Orient burns, 1 August 1798, during the Battle of the Nile A naval battle is a battle fought using ships or other waterborne vessels. ...

Contents

Combatants Athens Sparta Commanders Demosthenes Thrasymelidas Brasidas Strength 50 ships Hundreds of troops 60 ships Unknown troops Casualties Unknown Unknown The Battle of Pylos took place in 425 BC during the Peloponnesian War, between Athens and Sparta. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC - 420s BC - 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC Years: 430 BC 429 BC 428 BC 427 BC 426 BC - 425 BC - 424 BC 423 BC... “Athenian War” redirects here. ... Combatants United Kingdom France Russian Empire Ottoman Empire Ottoman Vilayet of Egypt Ottoman Vilayet of Tunisia Commanders Edward Codrington (C-in-C) Henri de Rigny Login Heyden Ibrahim Pasha (C-in-C) Amir Tahir Pasha (Adm comm) Moharram Bey Capitan Bey Strength 10 battleships 10 frigates 4 brigs 2 schooners... Year 1827 (MDCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Greek revolutionaries United Kingdom France Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire Egyptian Khedivate Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis Alexander Ypsilanti Georgios Karaiskakis Omer Vryonis Mahmud Dramali Pasha ReÅŸid Mehmed Pasha Ibrahim Pasha. ...

The Name of Navarino

In the Middle Ages, Pylos was named Avarino (Αβαρίνος), probably after a body of Avars who settled there, or perhaps a Slavic name. Hopf's theory that it comes from the Navarrese Company[1] is chronologically unsustainable.[2] It was later called Navarino, with the incorporation of the ν of the article τον. Late Avar period Map showing the location of Avar Khaganate, c. ...  Countries where a West Slavic language is the national language  Countries where an East Slavic language is the national language  Countries where a South Slavic language is the national language The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup... The Navarrese Company was a company of mercenaries, mostly from Navarre and Gascony, which fought in Greece during the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, in the twilight of Frankish power in the dwindling remnant of the Latin Empire. ...


The Venetian name was "Zonklon" (from Greek Ionchion), the Turkish name (1498-1821) "Anavarin" (with another round of epenthesis!), and the local Greek name "Neokastron" 'new castle'.[3] Borders of the Republic of Venice in 1796 Capital Venice Language(s) Venetian, Latin, Italian Religion Roman Catholic Government Republic Doge  - 1789–97 Ludovico Manin History  - Established 697  - Treaty of Zara June 27, 1358  - Treaty of Leoben April 17, 1797 * Traditionally, the establishment of the Republic is dated to 697. ... In poetry and phonetics, epenthesis (, from Greek epi on + en in + thesis putting) is the insertion of a consonant, a vowel, or a whole syllable into a word, usually to facilitate pronunciation. ...


Other names recorded for the town and the castles are Avarmus, Abarinus, Albarinos, Albaxinus, Avarinos, Coryphasium, Iverin, Nelea, Port de Jonc, Porto Giunco, and Zunchio.


Geography

The soil about Navarino is of a red colour, and is remarkable for the production of an infinite quantity of squills, which are used in medicine. The rocks, which show themselves in every direction through a scanty but rich soil, are limestone, and present a general appearance of unproductiveness round the castle of Navarino; and the absence of trees is ill compensated by the profusion of sage, brooms, cistus, and other shrubs which start from the innumerable cavities of the limestone. Squill or squill liquid is a substance derived from a plant and is used as an ingredient in cough medicine, and in cardiac surgery. ...


The remains of Navarino Vecchio, or ancient Navarino, consist of a fort, covering the summit of a hill sloping quickly to the south, but falling in abrupt precipices to the north and east. The town was built on the southern declivity, and was surrounded by a wall, which, allowing for the natural irregularities of the soil, represented a triangle, with the castle at the summit—a form observable in many of the ancient cities of Greece.


"The town within the wall," says Sir W. Gell, "is like all those in this part of the world, encumbered with the fallen ruins of former habitations. These have been generally constructed by the Turks, since the expulsion of the Venetians; for it appears, that till the long continued habit of possession had induced the Mahometans to live upon and cultivate their estates in the country, and the power of the Venetian republic had been consumed by a protracted peace, a law was enforced which compelled every Turk to have a habitation in some one of the fortresses of the country. But the habitatations," says our traveller, "present generally an indiscriminate mass of ruins; they were originally erected in haste, and being often cemented with mud instead of mortar, the rains of autumn, penetrating between the outer and inner faces of the walls, swell the earth, and soon effect the ruin of the whole"—it must be confessed, but sorry structures for the triple fires of an enemy. Sir William, on his visit, found the commandant in a state of misery not exceeded by the lot of his meanest fellow-citizens, except that his robes were somewhat in better condition. He received him "very kindly in a dirty unfurnished apartment," into which he "climbed by a tottering ladder from a court strewed with ruins;" here he gave him "coffee," after which he took his leave. What would a first lord of the Admiralty say to such a reception? and it must have been somewhat uncourtly to our traveller.


Bay of Pylos

Pylos' bay is formed by a deep indenture in the Morea, shut in by a long island, anciently called Sphacteria or Sphagia (modern name Sfaktiria), famous for the defeat and capture of the Spartans, in the Battle of Pylos during the Peloponnesian War, and yet exhibiting the vestige of walls, which may have served as their last refuge. This island has been separated into three or four parts by the violence of the waves, so that boats might pass from the open sea into the port in calm weather, by means of the channel so formed. On one of the portions is the tomb of a Turkish saint, or santon, called the Delikli Baba; on the same one is the monument of the French sailors who fell at the famous Battle of Navarino; the monument of the Russian ones died at the same battle is on the island of Sphacteria; and near the centre of the port is another very small island, or rock, where the English sailors' monument is erected. Other monuments or tombs, reminiscents of the Greek War of Independence are on the island of Sphacteria, the most important being the monument of the Italian philhellene Santorre di Santa Rosa. Sphacteria is a small island at the entrance to the bay of Pylos in the Peloponnese, Greece. ... Sphagia is the modern name of the island known in ancient times as Sphacteria. ... Combatants Athens Sparta Commanders Demosthenes Thrasymelidas Brasidas Strength 50 ships Hundreds of troops 60 ships Unknown troops Casualties Unknown Unknown The Battle of Pylos took place in 425 BC during the Peloponnesian War, between Athens and Sparta. ... “Athenian War” redirects here. ... Combatants United Kingdom France Russian Empire Ottoman Empire Ottoman Vilayet of Egypt Ottoman Vilayet of Tunisia Commanders Edward Codrington (C-in-C) Henri de Rigny Login Heyden Ibrahim Pasha (C-in-C) Amir Tahir Pasha (Adm comm) Moharram Bey Capitan Bey Strength 10 battleships 10 frigates 4 brigs 2 schooners... Combatants Greek revolutionaries United Kingdom France Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire Egyptian Khedivate Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis Alexander Ypsilanti Georgios Karaiskakis Omer Vryonis Mahmud Dramali Pasha ReÅŸid Mehmed Pasha Ibrahim Pasha. ... Annibale Santorre di Rossi de Pomarolo, Count of Santarosa (November 18, 1783–May 8, 1825) was a Piedmontese insurgent and leader in the revival (Risorgimento) of Italy. ...


Mythology

Pylos is the supposed birthplace of the venerable Nestor, the king of Pylos. In Greek mythology, Nestor of Gerênia (Greek: Νέστωρ) was the son of Neleus and Chloris, and the King of Pylos. ...


History

Bronze Age Pylos

Bronze Age Pylos was excavated by Carl Blegen in 1952. It is located at modern Ano Englianos, about 9 km north-east of the bay. Blegen called the remains of a large Mycenean palace found there the "Palace of Nestor", after the character Nestor, who ruled over "Sandy Pylos" in the Homeric poems. Linear B tablets found by Blegen clearly demonstrate that the site itself was called Pylos (Mycenaean Greek Pulos, Linear B Pu-ro) by its Mycenean inhabitants. This site was abandoned sometime after the 8th century BC and was apparently unknown in the classical period. The ruins of a crude stone fortress on nearby Sphacteria Island, apparently of Mycenean origin, were used by the Spartans during the Peloponnesian War. (Thucydides iv. 31) Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mycenean Period covers the latter part of the Bronze Age on the Greek mainland. ... In Greek mythology, Nestor of Gerênia (Greek: Νέστωρ) was the son of Neleus and Chloris, and the King of Pylos. ... For other uses, see Homer (disambiguation). ... This article is about the ancient syllabary. ... Sphacteria is a small island at the entrance to the bay of Pylos in the Peloponnese, Greece. ...

Navarino and the island of Sphagia.

Download high resolution version (1920x1367, 122 KB)Navarino and the island of Sphagia This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (1920x1367, 122 KB)Navarino and the island of Sphagia This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ...

Classical Pylos

The site of classical Pylos was probably on the rocky promontory now known as Koryphasion at the northern edge of the bay of Pylos. This site is described by the Greek historian Thucydides in his History of the Peloponnesian War. In 425 BC the Athenian politician Cleon sent an expedition to Pylos, to seize and occupy the bay. The Athenians captured a number of Spartan troops on the adjacent island of Sphacteria (see Battle of Sphacteria). Spartan anxiety over the return of the prisoners, who were taken to Athens as hostages, contributed to their acceptance of the Peace of Nicias in 421 BC. Bust of Thucydides residing in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. ... Tenth-century minuscule Manuscript of Thucydidess History The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Athenian league (Athens). ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC - 420s BC - 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC Years: 430 BC 429 BC 428 BC 427 BC 426 BC - 425 BC - 424 BC 423 BC... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Cleon (d. ... For modern day Sparta, see Sparti (municipality). ... Combatants Athens Sparta Commanders Demosthenes Cleon Epitadas† Styphon Strength About 3000 440 Casualties Very few (about 230) 148 The Battle of Sphacteria was a battle of the Peloponnesian War in 425 BC, between Athens and Sparta. ... The Peace of Nicias was a peace treaty that was signed between the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta in 421 BC, ending the first half of the Peloponnesian War. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC - 420s BC - 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC Years: 426 BC 425 BC 424 BC 423 BC 422 BC - 421 BC - 420 BC 419 BC...


Byzantine Avarino or Navarino

Venetian and Ottoman Anavarino

The Venetians built fortresses both at Old Navarino and (much later) at New Navarino. The Ottoman Empire took Navarino from the Venetians in 1499. They rebuilt the Venetian old fortress in 1572, under the name Anavarin-i atik. Borders of the Republic of Venice in 1796 Capital Venice Language(s) Venetian, Latin, Italian Religion Roman Catholic Government Republic Doge  - 1789–97 Ludovico Manin History  - Established 697  - Treaty of Zara June 27, 1358  - Treaty of Leoben April 17, 1797 * Traditionally, the establishment of the Republic is dated to 697. ... Ottoman redirects here. ...


Administratively, Anavarino was a kaza. KAZA (Channel 54) is a Azteca America television station affiliate in the Los Angeles area. ...


In 1668, Evliya Çelebi describes the city in his Seyahatname: Evliya Çelebi (اوليا چلبي; also known as DerviÅŸ Mehmed Zılli) (March 25, 1611–1682) was the most famous Ottoman traveler, having journeyed throughout the territories of the Ottoman Empire and the neighbouring lands over a period of forty years. ... Seyahatname is the Turkish name of Evliya Celebis seventeenth century travelogue through Istanbul (his native city), Anatolia, Persia, Ottoman Europe, North Africa, Austria and Cairo. ...

Anavarin-i atik is an unequalled castle... the harbor is a safe anchorage...
in most streets of Anavarin-i cedid [New Navarino] there are many fountains of running water... The city is embellished with trees and vines so that the sun does not beat into the fine marketplace at all, and all the city notables sit here, playing backgammon, chess, various kinds of draughts, and other board games....

Starting in 1686, the Venetians tried to retake Navarino and the rest of the Morea, but were finally defeated in 1715. The Ottomans started rebuilt the fortress of New Navarino, Anavarin-i Cedid, (which had been heavily damaged) immediately thereafter. There was another round of repairs in 1770.


The Modern Town

Pylos has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a church, banks, a post office, a port which was expanded in the 1990s and a square (plateia) called the "Three Admirals' Square" (see Battle of Navarino). For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Plateia (πλατεία) is the Greek word for town square. ... Combatants United Kingdom France Russian Empire Ottoman Empire Ottoman Vilayet of Egypt Ottoman Vilayet of Tunisia Commanders Edward Codrington (C-in-C) Henri de Rigny Login Heyden Ibrahim Pasha (C-in-C) Amir Tahir Pasha (Adm comm) Moharram Bey Capitan Bey Strength 10 battleships 10 frigates 4 brigs 2 schooners...


The western end of Greek National Road 82 begins in downtown Pylos. The highway runs west to east and links Pylos with Kalamata and Sparta. Greek National Road 82 (Pylos - Kalamata - Sparti) is a west to east highway linking Pylos with the GR-9/E55, Kalamata and downtown Sparta with GR-37/E???. The highway begins in downtown Pylos and runs through the southwestern part of Messenia and through curvy roads and through Lykodimos and... Kalamata (Greek, Modern: Καλαμάτα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -ai), older forms: Kalamai is a city in southern Greece, on the Peloponnesos, by the Mediterranean. ... For modern day Sparta, see Sparti (municipality). ...


Communities

  • Ampelokipoi
  • Glyfada
  • Iklena
  • Kallithea
  • Kynigos
  • Mesochori
  • Pappoulia
  • Pidasos
  • Pyla
  • Pylos
  • Chomatada

Iklena or Iklaina (Greek: Ίκλαινα) is a historic village in the province of Pylia, prefecture of Messenia, Greece. ...

Historical population

Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1981 2,594 - - -
1991 2,014 -580/-22.36% 5,340 -
2001 2,104 90/4.47% 5,402 62/1.16%

Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

References

  1. ^ Hopf, "Geschichte Griechenlands vom Beginn des Mittelalters", in Allgemeine Encyklopaedie
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Islam s.v. Navarino; William Miller, "The Name of Navarino", The English Historical Review 20:78 (April 1905), pp. 307-309
  3. ^ Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition, 1911, s.v. Pylos
  4. ^ PDF (875 KB) 2001 Census (Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΣΥΕ). www.statistics.gr. Retrieved on 2007-10-30.
  5. ^ (Greek) Basic Characteristics. Ministry of the Interior. www.ypes.gr. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  • John Bennet, Jack L. Davis, Fariba Zarinebaf-Shahr, "Pylos Regional Archaeological Project, Part III: Sir William Gell's Itinerary in the Pylia and Regional Landscapes in the Morea in the Second Ottoman Period", Hesperia 69:3:343-380 (July-September, 2000) at JSTOR
  • Fariba Zarinebaf, John Bennet, and Jack L. Davis, A Historical and Economic Geography of Ottoman Greece: The Southwestern Morea in the 18th Century, Hesperia Supplement 34, Princeton, 2005. ISBN 0-87661-534-5. A study combining archaeological and survey results with information from the Ottoman archives.
  • Diana Gilliland Wright, book review of Zarinebaf et al., Electronic Journal of Oriental Studies 8:10:1-16 (2005). A very complete summary of Zarinebaf. PDF

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Northwest: Korynthos North: Chiliochora, Nestor and Papaflessa
West: Ionian Sea
Pylos East: Chiliochora
South: Methoni Southeast: Epia

This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... Methoni (Greek Μεθώνη) is a town on the southwestern coast of the prefecture of Messinia, Greece. ... Messenia (Greek: , in Modern Greek Messinia; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a prefecture in the Peloponnese, a region of Greece. ... Aetos (Αετός) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Aipeia (Αιπεία) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Andania (Ανδανία) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Androusa (Ανδρούσα) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Arfara (Αρφαρά) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Aris (Άρις) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Aristomenis (Αριστομένης) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Avia (Αβία) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Avlona (Αυλώνα) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Chiliochoria (Χιλιοχώρια) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Dorio, or Dorion is a municipality and a village in the prefecture of Messinia, Greece. ... Eira (Είρα) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Filiatra (Greek: Φιλιατρά), is a town located in western Messenia. ... Gargalianoi (Greek: Γαργαλιάνοι), also Gargaliani, is a community located in the western part of Messenia. ... Ithomi (Ιθώμη) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Kalamata (Greek, Modern: Καλαμάτα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -ai), older forms: Kalamai is a city in southern Greece, on the Peloponnesos, by the Mediterranean. ... Koroni (Κορώνη) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Kyparissia, rarely Cyparissia (Greek: Κύπαρισσία) is a town of around 4,000 in western Messenia. ... Lefktro (Λεύκτρο) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Meligalas (Μελιγαλάς) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Messene (Greek: Μεσσήνη Messínî or Messénê ) was an ancient Greek city, the capital of Messenia (until the modern prefecture was created). ... Methoni (Greek Μεθώνη) is a town on the southwestern coast of the prefecture of Messinia, Greece. ... Nestoras (Νέστορας) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Oichalia (Οιχαλία) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Papaflessas (Παπαφλέσσας) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Petalidi (Greek, Modern Πεταλίδι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), is a village and the seat of the municipality of the same name in the southcentral part of the prefecture of Messenia. ... Thouria (Θουρία) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Voufrades (Βουφράδες) is a municipality in Messenia, Greece. ... Trikorfo (Τρίκορφο) is a community in Messenia, Greece. ... Tripyla (Τριπύλα) is a community in Messenia, Greece. ...

See also


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Pylos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (847 words)
Pylos (Greek Πύλος), formerly Navarino, is the name of a bay and a town on the west coast of the Peloponnese, in the district of Messenia in southern Greece.
Pylos is the supposed birthplace of the venerable Nestor, the king of Pylos—standing upon a promontory at the foot of Mount Temathia, and overlooking the vast harbour of the same name as the town.
Pylos has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a church, banks, a post office, a port which was expanded in the 1990s and a square (plateia) called the "Three Admirals' Square" (see Battle of Navarino).
Pylos - Columbia Encyclopedia article about Pylos (322 words)
Pylos (pī`lŏs), ancient harbor, Messenia, SW Greece, on a bay of the Ionian Sea.
B.C., perhaps the dwelling of King Nestor Nestor (nĕs`tər), in Greek mythology, wise king of Pylos; son of Neleus and father of Antilochus.
The Bay of Pylos was the scene of an Athenian naval victory over Sparta in 425 B.C. and of the battle of Navarino (1827) during the Greek War of Independence.
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