Agia Sotira

Agia Sotira is a small village in Messinia, which belongs to the municipality of Messini and is 29 km away from the city of Kalamata. It is built on the northeastern slopes of Mountain Lykodimos in the western area of the region.

Τhere are currently about 100 residents in Agia Sotira and its name comes from the church of the Transfiguration where the settlement was created. Main occupation of the residents is farming. They mainly produce figs and oil.

The village of Agia Sotira was created when the residents of the old village Pera moned to plain areas that had water. Agia Sotira was closer to roads and commercial centers of Messini and Petalidi and this was an important motivation for the movement of people that took place gradually.

Pera has been completely abandoned by the late 1970s, nevertheless few stone houses in the village are still in very good condition and are fine examples of architecture in the region.


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