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Regional unit : Voiotia

  • Elikonas (Ελικών) Voiotia
  • Elikonas (or Zerikia and Zeriki) is a village in the prefecture of Voiotia, built at an altitude of 850 meters on a small plateau of Elikonas. It is the most mountainous village of Elikonas. Administratively, it belongs to the Municipality of Levadia and has a permanent population, according to the 2011 Census, of 31 inhabitants. Until 1953, Elikonas was called Zerikia, when it was renamed Elikonas [1]. It is one of the villages created by Arvanite settlers in the area, around the middle of the 14th century.

    Historical data

    Elikonas was a large village of Voiotia until recently. By the early 1950s, it had a population of more than 1,000. During the 1960s, however, the population plummeted and the decline continued into the following decade, with the village almost deserted in the early 1980s. The main reason for the abandonment of the settlement was the astyphilia, the poverty of the local population and the isolation as until the 1980s there was no road connecting the village directly with Livadia. Many of the villagers who left it settled in Livadia in a neighborhood near the city's castle called Zagaras. The course of the population with dramatic fluctuations is shown in the following table:

    Population course [2]
    Year 1835 1861 1879 1889 1896 1907 190 1928 1881 1951 1961 1971 1971 1991 2001 2001 2011
    Approx. 168 331 513 1190 590 814 995 1102 915 1116 971 175 19 94 43 31

    Elikonas, Voiotia (*)

    The village was the seat of a community during the period 1912-1974, when it was abolished as the population of the village had already decreased dramatically. With the abolition of the community, the village joined the municipality of Levadeon. [3]

    References

    Renaming of settlements in Greece
    National Research Foundation, Population Development of Livadia Province

    Administrative changes OTA, Community of Zerikia

    External links

    Kathimerini, The villages of Elikonas
    Association of Elikonians of the Province of Livadia

    Municipal Community Levadeon
    Agios Nikolaos (Άγιος Νικόλαος, ο)
    Analipsi (Ανάληψη, η)
    Ano Sourpi (Άνω Σούρπη, η)
    Elikonas (Ελικώνας, ο)
    Livadeia (Λιβαδειά, η)
    Perachori (Περαχώρι, το)
    Stathmos (Σταθμός, ο)
    Tzimaiika (Τζιμαίικα, τα)
    Tsoukalades (Τσουκαλάδες, οι)

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