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Koroni or Coroni (Greek: Κορώνη) is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pylos-Nestoras, of which it is a municipal unit. Known as Corone by the Venetians and Ottomans, the town of Koroni (pop. 1,668) sits on the southwest peninsula of the Peloponnese on the Gulf of Messenia in southern Greece 45 minutes southwest of Kalamata. The town is nestled on a hill below an impressive Venetian castle and reaches to the edge of the gulf. The town was the seat of the former municipality of Koroni, which has a land area of 105.163 km² and a population of 5,067 (2001 census). The municipal unit’s next largest towns are Charakopeió (pop. 743), Chrisokellaria (528), and Vasilítsi (488). It also includes the uninhabited offshore island of Venétiko.
In the area of Koroni you will find several hotels or bungalows for your accommodation and many wonderful beaches like Zaga beach, Peroulia, Agia Triada, Kalamaki, Tsapi and Marathi.
In the city of Koroni there are many Restaurants and Café, two banks, post office, bus station and many other stores. Also there are stores where you can rent car or bike.
The town was founded in ancient times. The Greek geographer Pausanias in his book “Messiniaka” reports the original location of Koroni at today’s Petalidi, a town a few kilometers north of Koroni. He also reports many temples of Greek gods and a copper statue of Zeus. Because of reorderings, in the centuries that followed the town of Koroni moved to its current location where the ancient town of Asini had once stood. In the 6th and 7th centuries AD, the Byzantines built a fortress there.
Following the fall of Constantinople to the Fourth Crusade in 1204, a Venetian fleet under Premarini and the son of Dandolo occupied it, and converted the port into a provisioning station “where all passing ships could receive a month’s rations–a custom maintained, we are told, when the place became a regular Venetian colony.
The fortress and town were captured by the Ottoman troops of Sultan Bayezid II in 1500. Apart from a short period under Habsburg Empire rule in the Siege of Coron in 1532-1534, when the fortress was defended by a few noble families as Baffa, Trasci, Marchianò, Mazzuca and Stratigò, On August 11, 1685 the Holy League captured Koroni; of the over 1,300 slaves captured, a fourth were given to the Maltese knights. There was a short return to Venetian rule (1686–1715) after the Morean War, they remained under the control of the Ottoman Empire until becoming part of the modern Greek state in 1828 when it was liberated by the French General Nicolas Joseph Maison.