Population: (2001)
Area 104.97 km2

Messenian Gulf
21 m(centre)
around 400 to 500 m
Number of communities: 12
Postal code: 240 05
Area/distance code: 11-30-27220 (030-27220)-3
Municipal code: 3826
Car designation: KM
3-letter abbreviation: PTL (Petalidi)

Petalidi (Greek, Modern Πεταλίδι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), is a village and the seat of the municipality of the same name in the southcentral part of the prefecture of Messenia. Petalidi is situsted in the western part of the Messenian Gulf. It is located on a road connecting Messini and Kalamata and Koroni and south of GR-82 (Pylos - Kalamata). and is passed by the Myloi - Nafplio Road which is rarely connecting by Tripoli and Ancient Epidavros which is not GR-70. The nearest train station is near GR-7/E55/E65. It is located SW of Tripoli and Messene, SW of Kalamata, WSW of Sparta, N of Koroni, E of Pylos and GR-9, ESE of Gargalianoi and Filiatra and SE of Kyparissia .


Historical population

Year Communal population Municipal population
1981 1247 -
1991 1138 3906
2001 1191 3601

Petalidi has a school, a church, a post office, beaches, banks, a port and a square (plateia). Petalidi also has hotels including Sunrise Village which dominate the coast and one located 2 km from Petalidi. The length of the town is about 1 km and residential houses nad buildings are mainly within the beach. The centre is located near the gulf.

The landscape of Petalidi includes rocky mountains with a few bushes covering much of Petalidi and farmlands are around Petalidi. It also has some forests near the centre which include mostly pine trees.

The small bay located north of Petalidi is named Petalidi Bay.

Petalidi also has a monastery located not far from the centre.

Petalidi, Satellite image

The municipality of Petalidi with a population of 3601 (2001) is divided in

See also:

Communities of Messenia

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