Gavrolimni is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°22′59″N 21°37′46″E / 38.38306°N 21.62944°E / 38.38306; 21.62944Coordinates: 38°22′59″N 21°37′46″E / 38.38306°N 21.62944°E / 38.38306; 21.62944
Administrative regionWestern Greece
Regional unitAetolia-Acarnania
Municipal unitChalkeia
 • Total11.7 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
100 m (300 ft)
 • Total187
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
300 14
Area code(s)26340
Vehicle registrationME

Gavrolimni (Greek: Γαβρολίμνη, also: Greek: Γαυρολίμνη) is a village and a community in Aetolia-Acarnania, western Greece, part of the municipality of Nafpaktia.[2] According to the 2011 census, the village had 187 inhabitants.[1]

The Byzantine monastery of Panagia Panaxiotissa


Gavrolimni lies at about 100 meters elevation,[3] at the foot of the hill Kaliakouda, between the mountains Klokova and Varasova.[2] Further north is the Evinos river. It lies 13 km northwest of Antirrio, 18 km west of Nafpaktos and 18 km east of Messolonghi. The Greek National Road 5 (Patras-Antirrio-Agrinio-Ioannina) runs through the southern part of the village. The Motorway 5 passes south of the village. 2 km north of the village, in a valley where pine trees, olive trees and cypresses grow, lies the late 10th century monastery of Panagia Panaxiotissa.[2][4]


After the Greek War of Independence, Gavrolimni became part of independent Greece. In 1841 it became part of the municipality of Nafpaktos. Between 1912 and 1994 it was an independent community. In 1994, the village became part of the municipality of Chalkeia. In 2011, it became part of the municipality of Nafpaktia.[5]

Historical population

Census Village/Community
1844[6] 170
1920[7] 475
1928[8] 249
1940[8] 465
1951[8] 486
1961[8] 505
1971[8] 478
1981[8] 407
1991[8] 436
2001[3] 332
2011[1] 187


  1. ^ a b c d "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ a b c "Gavrolimni". Nafpaktia (in Greek). 2018-07-30.
  3. ^ a b "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-09-21.
  4. ^ Aitoloakarnanaia, Places, Monuments, History (Αιτωλοακαρνανία, Τόποι - Μνημεία - Ιστορία), Historic - Archeological Society of Western Central Greece, Agrinio, 1995, p. 29-30 (in Greek)
  5. ^ "ΕΕΤΑΑ local government changes" (in Greek). Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  6. ^ Stamataki, I. D. (1846). Πίναξ χωρογραφικός της Ελλάδος περιέχων τα Ονόματα, τας Αποστάσεις και τον Πληθυσμόν των Δήμων, Πόλεων Κωμοπόλεων και Χωρίων (in Greek). G. Vlassaridou Publisher, En Athinais. p. 25.
  7. ^ Synchronos Enkyklopaideia Eleftheroudaki, Vol. 6, p. 775 (in Greek)
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Stamatelatos, Michail & Foteini Vamva, Geographic Dictionary of Greece, Ta Nea, 2012, Vol. I, p. 153 (in Greek)