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Samiko (Greek: Σαμικό, before 1923: Αλή Τσελεπή - Ali Tselepi[1]) is a village in the municipality of Skillounta, Elis, Greece. In 2001 its population was 563. It is situated on a hill near the Ionian Sea, 2 km south of Kallikomo, 2 km southeast of Raches, 3 km north of Kato Samiko and 4 km southwest of Krestena.


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Population
Year Population
1981 540
1991 540
2001 563
History

Samiko takes its name from the ancient Elean city Samikon (Latin: Samicum), which was also known as Same, Samos, Samia and Makistos. It was probably identical with the Homeric Arene. Samikon was located in the ancient country of Triphylia, near the river Anigros. Near the city and the river was the cave of the Anigrid nymphs. The water here reputedly cured skin diseases.[2][3] The remains of ancient Samikon have been found on a hill 1 km south of Kato Samiko.
See also

List of settlements in Elis

References

^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
^ Pausanias Description of Greece 5.5 and 5.6
^ Strabo Geographica 8.3

External links

Samiko at the GTP Travel Pages

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