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|Province :||Province of Pylia|
| Population: (1991)|
around 400 to 500 m
|Number of communities:||12|
|Postal code:||240 05|
|Area/distance code:||11-30-27220 (030-27220)-3|
|Car designation:|| |
|3-letter abbreviation:||PTL (Petalidi)|
Petalidi (Greek, Modern Πεταλίδι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), is a village and the seat of the municipality of the same name in the southcentral part of the prefecture of Messenia. Petalidi is situsted in the western part of the Messenian Gulf . It is located on a road connecting Messini and Kalamata and Koroni and south of GR-82 (Pylos - Kalamata). and is passed by the Myloi - Nafplio Road which is rarely connecting by Tripoli and Ancient Epidavros which is not GR-70. The nearest train station is near GR-7/E55/E65 . It is located SW of Tripoli and Messene, SW of Kalamata, WSW of Sparta, N of Koroni , E of Pylos and GR-9, ESE of Gargalianoi and Filiatra and SE of Kyparissia .
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- Kokkinou (pop: 118)
- Lykissa (pop: 90)
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- Paniperi (pop: 339)
|Year||Communal population||Change||Municipal population|
Petalidi has a school, a church, a post office, beaches, banks, a port and a square (plateia). Petalidi also has hotels including Sunrise Village which dominate the coast and one located 2 km from Petalidi. The length of the town is about 1 km and residential houses nad buildings are mainly within the beach. The centre is located near the gulf.
The landscape of Petalidi includes rocky mountains with a few bushes covering much of Petalidi and farmlands are around Petalidi. It also has some forests near the centre which include mostly pine trees.
The small bay located north of Petalidi is named Petalidi Bay.
Petalidi also has a monastery located not far from the centre.
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