Sabatekeí (Sabatikí) is a small fishing village, the haven of the close village Pragmateftís, where the villagers moor their boats. According to sources, its name came as a paraphrase of the expression “san pate ekei”, which in Greek means “when you go there”. The circumstances under which such a name was given are not known.
It is a quiet, beautiful and authentic destination, where you will find fresh fish to eat and a grand beach for your swim.
The nearest town is Leonídio, a settlement which has been declared under preservation by the government. It was built in 1826 by the inhabitants of Prastós, when it was destroyed completely by Ibrahim Pasha during the Wars of Independence of 1821. The citizens of Leonídio have a Tsakonic origin, a tribe that lived in the mountains of Peloponnese since antiquity and some of their customs come from that era. One of these is the Tsakonic dance which comes straight from the ancient dance geranó which Theseus danced in Dílos, after he killed Minotaur. This dance is performed by the citizens of Leonídio on Easter Sunday, which you may witness while feasting on grilled meats and wine offered by the municipality.