Krokees is a middle-sized village in the south of the Peloponnese,
south of Sparta. It is situated in the fertile valley of the Evrotas
River, which is flanked by the two mountain chains Taygetos and Parnonas
and which in the south stretches upto the Mediterranean Sea.
The village of Krokees is also known for the ‘Krokeatis Lithos’, a magnificent forest- green volcanic rock with green and gold colored minerals. This rock was used as a decorative element in public bath houses and for the fabrication of vases. Later, it was also used for the embellishment of the Saint Peters’ cathedral in the Vatican and the Agia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul.