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Evrotas (Municipality, Greece)


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Flag of Evrotas - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 29 June 2019

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Presentation of Evrotas

The municipality of Evrotas (17,891 inhabitants in 2011; 86,530 ha) was formed in the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities of Elos (Έλος, 6,452 inh.), Geronthres (Γερόνθρες, 1,959 inh.), Krokees (Κροκεές, 2,824 inh.), Niata (Νιάτα, 2,666 inh.), and Skala (Σκάλα, 5,902 inh.).

Olivier Touzeau, 16 September 2013

Flag of Evrotas

The flag of Evrotas (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem.

Tomislav Šipek, 26 June 2019

Former municipality of Elos


Flag of Elos - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 16 September 2013

Elos was called Durali until 1912. The name of Elos dates back to ancient times: the geographer Pausanias mentions a seaside city near Sparta called Helos, whose inhabitants were enslaved and became the helots. In Greek mythology, Helos was founded by Helios, the younger son of Perseus. The town was reduced by siege by the Dorians, and their inhabitants became the first slaves of the Lacedemonian state.
The seat of the municipality was in Vlachioti (Βλαχιώτης, 2,373 inh.). Main productions in Elos are oranges and olive oil.

The flag of Elos (Kokkonis website) was blue with the municipal seal in the middle and the words "ΔΗΜΟΣ ΕΛΟΥΣ" beneath in gold.

Olivier Touzeau, 16 September 2013