Dafni, Dervenochori

Dafni (Greek: Δάφνη meaning laurel) is a village in the Boeotia Prefecture, Greece. Dafni is part of the municipality of Dervenochori. Its 2001 population was 156 for the village. The village was known as Darimari (Greek, Modern: Δαριμάρι), older form: -on. Its main industry are agriculture.

Year Village population

1981 288
1991 233
2001 156


The area around Dafni are mountains and are mainly forested with a few grasslands to the south. A few farmlands are around the area. The mountains that are mainly filled with grasslands and rocks covers around the area, forests are found mainly in low lying areas.

The population dropped since 1981.

Dafni was hit by a drastic wildfire (see Summer 2007 Wildfires in Greece) on Thursday June 28, 2007 that came from Parnitha westward, it went 15 km west in hours and hit the village by the afternoon, the fires was by its grasslands and by the time it reached, fire trucks, helicopters and planes were stopping the blaze from heading westward. Some damages to property including houses and buildings were reported. The aftermath was that much of the forest turned into an groggy ashy landscape that may take years to restore its natural beauty. Its fires continued drastically until June 30 and slowly disintegrated into sporadic parts and on July 2, the fires had stopped on its entirely. It took hours to contain the blaze. Several mountain roads and trails may remain closed.

Municipalities and communities of the Boeotia (Voitia) Prefecture

Akraifnia | Aliartos | Arachova | Chaironeia | Davleia | Dervenochori | Distomo | Koroneia | Livadeia | Oinofyta | Orchomenos | Plataies | Schimatari | Tanagra | Thebes | Thespies | Thisvi | Vagia

Antikyra | Kyriaki

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