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Kranidi (Greek: Κρανίδι, Katharevousa: Κρανίδιον) is a town and a former municipality in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Ermionida, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[1] Some say the name is derived from the word Koronida, while others claim it is from the word Kranaos, which means "rocky trough". It is linked by a road linking Lygouri and Porto Cheli. It is located SE of Argos and Nafplio, about 50 km S of Lygouri, SW of Troizina and Ermioni.


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Geography

Much of the area is rocky and forested. The hills which are covered with bushes are not as far as 800 m from the town. The rocky landscape is to the west and east and around Kranidi. Some bushes and forests lie to the northeast.

History
Inside the church of Agios Prodromos.

Kranidi was one of the centers of the Greek uprising of 1777. After the failure of the rebellion however, many locals abandoned the area in order to avoid persecution by the Muslim Ottomans. Many of them sought refuge away from the Peloponnese, in Europe and Russia. Many also migrated to Cyprus.

During the Greek liberation struggle, Kranidi was the seat of the Greek second National Assembly, were the first constitution of Greece was to be drafted.

Nearest places

Porto Cheli, S
Kosta

Kranidi, Panoramic

Kranidi

Altar of Prodromos church

Population

The population of the municipality of Kranidi (Δήμος Κρανιδίου) was 10.347 in 2001 divided in.

  • Kranidi / Δ.δ. Κρανιδίου [ 4.912 ]
    • Kranidi / το Κρανίδιον [ 4.312 ]
    • Agios Nikolaos / ο Άγιος Νικόλαος [ 53 ]
    • Vlachopouleika / τα Βλαχοπουλέικα [ 32 ]
    • Doroufi / το Δορούφι (Δ.δ. Κρανιδίου) [ 15 ]
    • Thyni / το Θυνί [ 15 ]
    • Kampos / ο Κάμπος (Δ.δ. Κρανιδίου) [ 85 ]
    • Kounoupi / το Κουνούπι [ 38 ]
    • Lakkes / οι Λάκκες [ 19 ]
    • Petrothalassa / η Πετροθάλασσα [ 343 ]
  • Didyma / Δ.δ. Διδύμων [ 1.599 ]
    • Didyma / τα Δίδυμα [ 1.254 ]
    • Agios Ioannis / ο Άγιος Ιωάννης [ 12 ]
    • Loukaitikon / το Λουκαΐτιον [ 233 ]
    • Pelei / η Πελεή [ 13 ]
    • Radon / το Ράδον [ 81 ]
    • Salantion / το Σαλάντιον [ 6 ]
  • Koilas / Δ.δ. Κοιλάδος [ 1.166 ]
    • Koilas / η Κοιλάς [ 1.106 ]
    • Doroufi / το Δορούφι (Δ.δ. Κοιλάδος) [ 17 ]
    • Kampos / ο Κάμπος (Δ.δ. Κοιλάδος) [ 39 ]
    • Koronis (island) / η Κορωνίς (νησίδα) [ 4 ]
  • Petrochelion / Δ.δ. Πορτοχελίου [ 2.300 ]
    • Petrochelion / το Πορτοχέλιον [ 1.913 ]
    • Agios Aimilianos / ο Άγιος Αιμιλιανός [ 109 ]
    • Ververouda / η Βερβερούδα [ 158 ]
    • Kosta / η Κόστα [ 83 ]
    • Chinitsa (island) / η Χηνίτσα (νησίδα) [ 0 ]
    • Chinitsa / η Χινίτσα [ 37 ]
  • Fournoi / Δ.δ. Φούρνων [ 370 ]
    • Fournoi / οι Φούρνοι [ 361 ]
    • Paralia Fournon / η Παραλία Φούρνων [ 9 ]


Communities

Porto Cheli

Historical population
Year Municipal district Municipality
1981 3,949 -
1991 3,959 8,973
2001 - 10,347

References

Notes

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

External links

http://hellas.teipir.gr/prefectures/english/Argolidas/Kranidi.htm, or in Greek: [1]

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Argos | Asini | Asklipieio | Epidaurus | Ermioni | Koutsopodi | Kranidi | Lerna | Lyrkeia | Midea | Mykines | Nafplion | Nea Kios | Nea Tiryntha

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