the general area of Skala and Vlachiotis, the civilisation
of ancient Elos developed. After the descent of the Dorians
however, the Achaean tribes who lived here became helots.
The archaeological finds which are kept in the Sparta
Archaeological Museim indicate that the area was inhabited
from 3000 to 1300 BC.
the Vrontamas area, archaeological research has brought
to light many finds from the Classical and Hellenistic
periods. The region also has notable relics of Byzantine
times, such as the "Palaiomonastiro", while
it made a significant contribution, in modern history,
to the Struggle for Independence of 1821. Skala has
the Byzantine churches of the Transfiguration and of
have called the plain of Skala "the garden of Europe",
not without justification. It is dominated by orange-growing.
The second largest productive activity is the growing
of early market garden products, particulary of tasty
tomato. Peppers, aubergines and beans are also grown
and the olive is cultivated in the Stephania and Vrontamas
areas. At Grammousa, which is also called Ambelochori,
large quantities of vines are produced.
vast beach in the middle of the Laconian Gulf known
as Trinasos beach belongs to the Municipality of Skala.
It starts from the estuary of the Evrotas River, on
the boundaries of the Municipality of Elos and continues
to the little bays on the boundaries of the Municipality
of Krokees. The water is shallow and clean and the sea
is considered one of the most importnant biotopes for
the reproduction of the loggerhead turtle Caretta Caretta
in the whole of the Mediterranean.