Laconia, Gulf of

Laconia, Gulf of

Inlet, southern Ionian Sea southern coast of the Peloponnese, Greece. Cape Maléa, which divides the gulf from the Aegean Sea, was once feared by sailors for its treacherous winds and harborless coast. The major stream entering the gulf is the non-navigable Evrótas River.

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