Dorio

Dorio

For the Italian city, see Dorio, Italy; for the ancient city of Cilicia, see Doron.
Dorio, or Dorion is a municipality and a village in the prefecture of Messinia, Greece. The population of the municipality is 4,069, and of the village alone 1,416 (2001 census). Dorio is 170 m above sea level. The small settlement of Ano Dorio is nearby. Also is famous by the Company Dorion, S.A.

Dorio has been mentioned in Homer's Iliad, and by Strabo and Pausanias. Homer recounts a myth that Dorio was the location of a music competition between Thamyris and the Muses.

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