Avramiou (Αβραμιού) is a village in Messenia, southern Greece. It was built before 1816; it had 32 families then. During the Turkish occupation, it was a village of Koroni province, and became a village of Messini province and capital of Leukothea Municipality ( now defunct) in 1835. In August 1840, Avramiou became a village of Aristomenis Municipality; it was almost destroyed by earthquakes in 1846. The primary school of Avramiou was founded in 1860. Ten years after, Avramiou became the capital of Aristomeni Municipality. Today, it is a community of the municipality Messini. The community contains the villages Drakoneri, Agios Avgoustinos and Avramiou. In 2011, the population for Avramiou village was 413, and 591 for the community.
Avramiou is 10 km from Messini and 5.5 km from the beach. Some villages near Avramiou are: Drakoneri, Leukochora, Lykotrafo, Madena, Neochori, and Strefi.
Year Village population Record
1816 32 families Dimitrios Freretos record
1851 56 families >>
1860 373 >>
1896 615 >>
1920 679 >>
1928 739 Community record
1940 933 >>
1982 856 >>
1984 450 >>
1991 420 >>
2001 413 >>
1. History of Avramiou (Messini) Alexandros Giannakopoulos, Athens 1984
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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