seat of the Muinicipality of Krokees is at Krokees and
has a population of 2835. Archaeological findings indicate
that the region has been polupated since very ancient
times. At Krokees there are many small byzantine churches.
At Vasilakio we can still see the remains of the towers
of the Bardouniotes Turks who ravaged the region during
the Ottoman rule.
the birthplace of the poet N. Vrettakos had a great
cultural development to show as early as the beginning
of the 20th century. The economy of the region is based
on farming and stock-raising. The climate and altitude
of the region favour the production of olive oil. The
honey that is produced is also excellent. Biological
cultivation mainly of olive trees is also very common
and biological stock-raising on a small scale. Near
Daphni there is a winery that makes bottled wine.
countryside of the Municipality is ideal for walks,
epecially in the spring, on the sweet-smelling hills
around the villages of Daphni, Vasilakio, Krokees and
Lagio, with a magnificent view towards Mt. Taygetos.
In the summer it is worth visitng the little hamlet
of Koumani at Vasilakio, with its lovely taverns under
the cool, ancient plane trees. The long beach at Valtaki,
breeding place of sea-turtles, also belongs to the Municipality
of Krokees, as do the tiny bays with crystal clear water