Laconia, Gulf of


Laconia, Gulf of

geographical name

Definition of LACONIA, GULF OF

inlet of the Mediterranean on S coast of Greece in Peloponnese between Capes Taínaron & Malea

Laconia, Gulf of

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

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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