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The town has many cultural organizations and the soccer team "Krokeatikos" which is one of the oldest in Laconia. Krokees is famous for its Extra virgin Olive Oil produced by its Agricultural Cooperative. The "Krokees Lakonias" low acidity and of exceptional taste olive oil is a protected European Union brand and is recognized as one of the best quality olive oils in the world.[CN] The annual Karnavali (Mardi-gras), which started in 1962, is well known to all of Hellas (Greece). Many professionals, scientists and artists have sprung out of this little town, among them the famous Greek poet Nikiforos Vrettakos. During the 20th century, many Krokeates (Krokeans, Levetsovites) moved to Athens

Krokees (Greek: Κροκεές) is a village and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Evrotas, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Population 2,824 (2001).

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^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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