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Lechaio

Lechaio
Λέχαιο
Lechaio is located in Greece
Lechaio
Coordinates:
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Corinthia
Municipality Corinth
Municipal unit Assos-Lechaio
Community
 • Population 2643
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 20 006
Area code(s) 27410
Vehicle registration ΚΡ

Lechaio (Greek: Λέχαιο) is a village in the municipal unit of Assos-Lechaio in Corinthia, Greece. It is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Corinth, 8 km west of Corinth and 12 km southeast of Kiato. The Greek National Road 8 passes through the town. It had a railway station on the Piraeus–Patras railway, but passenger service on this line was halted in 2009.

Contents

  • Historical population 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Historical population

Year Population
1981 2,159
1991 2,319
2001 3,952
2011 2,643

History

Ancient Lechaeum was one of the ports of Ancient Corinth. It was connected with Corinth by a pair of strong walls. In the 390 BC Battle of Lechaeum, a Spartan mora (regiment) was defeated by the Athenians led by Iphicrates at Lechaeum.[1]

The small airport was built by the Germans in the World War II to serve as a military air-base for the control of the south-eastern Mediterranean area. In tunnels under the airport, a large inventory of weapons and many barrels of oil were stored by the German army.

See also

References

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External links

  • Early Christian Basilica of Lechaion
  • Corinthian Monuments - Lechaion Road
  • Lechaion Road
  • Lechaio (in German)
  • Mapquest - Lechaio
  • GTP - Lechaio
  • GTP - Ancient Lechaeum
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