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Tsikalia (in Greek "Τσικαλιά") is a village of the Mani peninsula in Laconia in Southern Greece. It is very near to Cape Matapan, which is the southernmost point of mainland Greece and Europe. It consists of Pano Chora and Kato Chora. It belongs to the municipality of East Mani with its administrative capital at Gytheio and its historical capital at Areopoli. Its main church, in the centre of the village, is Agia Kyriaki. Its cemetery is Konstadounia with the church Agios Konstadinos inside it. The community of Tsikalia consists of the villages Tsikalia, Moudanistika, Kotrafi, Sychalasmata and Xerolakos.

Laconia Regional unit in Peloponnese, Greece

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References

Patrick Leigh Fermor, (1958). Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese. London: John Murray. Reissued in paperback 2004, ISBN   0-7195-6691-6

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