Alea, Argolis

Alea (Greek: Αλέα, before 1928: Μπουγιάτι – Bougiati)[2] is a village and a former community in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Argos-Mykines, of which it is a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 143.206 km2.[4] In 2011 its population was 103 for the village and 660 for the municipal unit. The seat of the community was Skoteini. Alea is situated in the mountainous northwestern part of Argolis, 5 km southeast of Kandila, 12 km northwest of Lyrkeia, 14 km northeast of Levidi and 27 km north of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 66 (Levidi – Nemea) passes near Skoteini.


Alea is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 37°45′N 22°26′E / 37.750°N 22.433°E / 37.750; 22.433Coordinates: 37°45′N 22°26′E / 37.750°N 22.433°E / 37.750; 22.433
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArgolis
 • Municipal unit143.2 km2 (55.3 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Population103 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registrationAP
Village Alea. Note: The floods in the valley plateau are drained by a katavothra (Greek term for ponor)


The municipal unit Alea is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):


Year Village population Community population
1981 170
1991 115 809
2001 146 793
2011 103 660


Alea was an ancient city of Arcadia, founded by the mythical king Aleus, a son of Apheidas. It was situated near Stymphalos. The city had temples of Artemis of Ephesus, Athena Alea and Dionysus. Every other year the Skiereia, a celebration for the god Dionysus, were celebrated.[5] Traces of ancient buildings have been found near the modern village.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.
  5. ^ Pausanias Description of Greece 8.23.1

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