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Mountainous Trifylia

takes up the northwest part of Messinia from the Gulf of Kyparissia to Mount Lykaeo and from Ithomi to the river Neda. The mountains of Kyparissia, Tetrazio and Lykaeo have a lot of natural beauty and an abundance of waters while on their area as well as in the areas of Malthi(homeric Dorio), Peristeria, Aeto, Dorio, Kakaletri and Sklirou developed a civilization dating back to the Neolithic Era(7000-3000 B.C). At Malthi and Aetos, judging from the archaeological findings like domed tombs and the acropolis, it is proved that there was a civilization from the Neolithic Era while during the Mycaenean Period the findings at Peristeria, Aetos, Malthi and Dorio show that the area was prospering.


  Mountainous Trifylia takes up the northwest part of Messinia from the Gulf of Kyparissia to Mount Lykaeo and from Ithomi to the river Neda. The mountains of Kyparissia, Tetrazio and Lykaeo have a lot of natural beauty and an abundance of waters while on their area as well as in the areas of Malthi(homeric Dorio), Peristeria, Aeto, Dorio, Kakaletri and Sklirou developed a civilization dating back to the Neolithic Era(7000-3000 B.C).
  At Malthi and Aetos, judging from the archaeological findings like domed tombs and the acropolis, it is proved that there was a civilization from the Neolithic Era while during the Mycaenean Period the findings at Peristeria, Aetos, Malthi and Dorio show that the area was prospering. In the area of Kakaletri there was the area of ancient Ira, in the fort of which, Messinians were besieged for eleven years by the general-emperor Aristomenis during the third Messinian War(500-489 B.C), while on the slopes of Mount Lykaeo, in the area Sklirou, there is still today the temple of Epicurean Apollo, the Parthenon of the Peloponnese, a work of art attributed to the architect Iktinos.
  During the domination by the Turks, Aetos, Dorio and Psari were the headquarters of the guerrilla fighters who were fighting against the turkish invader. These fighters included Dredes, Papatsonis, Kolias Plapoutas, Gritzalis Soulimiotis etc.
  Today, Dorio, Psari, Kopanaki and Aetos are financial and commercial centres of the area with a host of services while visitors do not forget to visit the sources of the river Neda, the river which separates Messinia from Elia.

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


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