- Eurotas River
The Eurotas or Evrotas (Greek: Ευρώτας) is a river in the
Peloponnesein southern Greece. The river rises in the Taygetosmountains and flows for 82 km. It flows through the city of Spartaand empties into the Laconic Gulf. Historically, it was used as a transportation route by the Ancient Spartans as an alternative to their port at Gytheio.
The Evrotas was swamped by major floods and it ruined properties in 1999. In November 24, 2005, a low-pressure system caused floods along the river, threatened buildings and properties and stranded automobiles as streets were flooded and crops including the famous orange and olive groves were damaged, most of which were in the town of
Elos; the flood also affected villages along the valley and Gytheio. 170 km² of land was ruined.
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