122.68 km²
Population: (2001)  9.083

sea level
294 m(centre)
around 700 to 800 m
Postal code: 244 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-27630 (030-27630)-2
Municipal code: 3811
Car designation: KM
3-letter abbreviation:
Address of administration: 37 Vas. Georgiou II St.
Gargalianoi 244 00

Gargalianoi (Greek: Γαργαλιάνοι), also Gargaliani, is a community located in the western part of Messenia. It is passed by a highway. It is located south of Pyrgos, Kyparissia and 15 km south of Filiatra, north of Pylos and Methone and west of Kalamata (68 km) and Messene. Its neighboring villages are Pyrgos to the east, Valita to the north and Marathopolis to the west. It is also a municipality with the seat being this town.

The town has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a kindergarten school, a church, some squares named Kentriki Plateia, (Greek: Κεντρική Πλατεία), the central square of Gargalianoi along with Kolokotroni Square, banks and a hotel named Ionian View. The sporting facility is to the west.

The area outside the city is surrounded with hills covered with olive trees and grapevines. Its nearby camping site is Camping Proti in Marathopolis.

Division of the municipality

Gargalianoi, Satellite image

Church in Gargalianoi, Proti Island,

Historical population

Year population Municipal population
1981 5430 -
1991 5184 7609
2001 5970 9083

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See also

Communities of Messenia

North: Filiatra
West: Ionian Sea
Gargalianoi East: Nestoras
South: Pylos

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