Dafni, Laconia

Not to be confused with the village of Dafni or Kaminia in the neighbouring Sparta municipality.

Coordinates: 36°55′N 22°32′E / 36.917°N 22.533°E / 36.917; 22.533Coordinates: 36°55′N 22°32′E / 36.917°N 22.533°E / 36.917; 22.533
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Laconia
Municipality Evrotas
Population (2011)[1]
  Municipal unit 865
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 23057
Vehicle registration AK

Dafni (Δαφνί) or Dafnio (Δαφνίο) is a small town of Laconia in the municipality of Evrotas, and to the Krokees municipality before the 2011 Kallikratis reform. In the 2011 census its population was registered as 865.


The current residents of the village originate from the nearby village of Lykovouno, a medieval settlement. The name Dafni may originate in turn from the ancient settlement of Aphidnae, or otherwise simply from the prevalence of laurels in the area (δάφνη is the Greek word for laurel). The village is notable for its agricultural produce, as well as the annual "Vlach Wedding" (Βλάχικος Γάμος) and wine festival.

Associations in Dafni

- Chess Group

- Music Group

- Dance Group

- Youth Group

- Football Team of men

- Youth Football Team

- Men Basketball Team

Notable people

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