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Dervenakia (Greek: Δερβενάκια) is a small village in Corinthia, in northeastern Peloponnese (southern Greece). It is situated on the old road from Nafplio to Corinth. Dervenakia is part of the community of Archaia Nemea. The name is derived from the Turkish word derven, meaning mountain pass.


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The place is famous for the Battle of Dervenakia, fought on 26–28 July 1822 during the Greek War of Independence, where 2,300 Greek irregulars under Theodoros Kolokotronis defeated the 30,000-strong army of Ottoman general Mahmud Dramali Pasha.

Statue of Kolokotronis at Dervenakia,

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Battle of Dervenakia

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