Getting to Know Grecia Salentina

| Wed, 09/14/2022 - 13:06
View of Soleto

Grecia Salentina is the name given to a segment of Salento where Griko — a dialect of Greek — is still spoken. The area comprises nine villages — Calimera, Martano, Castrignano dei Greci, Corigliano d'Otranto, Melpignano, Soleto, Sternatia, Zollino and Martignano — located inland within the “triangle” of Lecce, Galatina and Maglie.

How Grecia Salentina came to be Church in Melpignano / Photo by Lorenzo Guadenzi via Flickr

The origins of the Grikos are something of a myster

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