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Kalámai / Kalamata

facts in brief

Part of  Vincenzo Coronelli map, 1686
Part of Vincenzo Coronelli map, 1686

Facts in brief:

Located on Gulf of Messenia; modern town is near the site of ancient Pharae; was a Byzantine center from 10th cen.; French Crusaders established this as fief of Villehardouin family from 1208; ruled by Venetians, then Turks; was sacked by Muslims in 1825.

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