Geraki is built on the ruins of the ancient city of Geronthai, to the east of Amykles. This town has already been inhabited in the Prehistoric era, and relics dating to the Bronze Age have been recovered here. It currently has a population of approximately 2,000, and it is a traditional settlement. It is 40km to the northeast of Sparta, and the carpets handwoven on looms by the town's women are reputed. The rugs of Gerani are the key element of traditional interior decoration, and are impressive thanks to their technique and unparallel patterns.
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