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Methoni: Centuries of History & Culture!

09.10.2016 in Arts & Culture, History, Travel

Methoni: Centuries of History & Culture! According to Homer, Methoni was one of the seven cities that Agamemnon offered to Achilles along with the return of Briseis and other gifts. All of this appeasement was done to prevent Achilles from leaving the war front in Troy… The municipal unit of Methoni includes the nearby villages of Grizokambos, Finikoùda, Foiniki, Lachanàda, Varàkes, Kainoùrgio Chorio, Kamarià, Evangelismos, and the Oinnoùsses Islands, to name but a few. The Oinousses complex naturally protects the port of Methoni from turbulent seas, making it an important location for the Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans’ expansive trading businesses….