37.250667 (37° 15' 1") N 22.11733 (22° 7' 9") E
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about 550 m (east)
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Tourkoleka (Τουρκολέκα) is a Greek settlement in the southwest of the Arcadia prefecture located 15 km south of Leontari around 26 km southeast of Megalopoli, 23 km southeast from the nearest interchange with the GR-7/E65 (Kalamata - Megalopoli - Tripoli), about 30 km from Kalamata, about 55 km southwest of Tripoli and northwest of Sparta. Tourkoleka is in the municipality of Falaisia. Tourkoleka is connected with the road connecting the GR-7 along with the Oria Castle and the Leontari-Dyrrachi Road, it also has several rural roads especially one for Akovos. Tourkoleka had a 2001 population of 301 for the settlement. The prefecture of Messinia is 3 km to the southwest.
Its residential houses and buildings are within the main road and it is about 400 to 500 m long and 100 to 150 m wide. Much of the houses were stone built until the 1960s. Electricity arrived in the same year. Vehicles arrived in the 1970s, the pavement of the main road and television arrived in the 1980s and computer and internet are rarely known in the beginning of the 21st century and up to date technology are not seen.
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Tourkoleka was struck by the country's worst enormous fire that broke the 1950s record. The fire consumed much of the grasslands and forests around the area and burnt some houses. The fire spread from Chirades and Derveni on Saturday August 25, 2007 in the morning hours with winds that blew eastward at around 80 and 90 km/h and rapidly burned many pines, spruces and firs, the fire entered the town in the afternoon with residents and firefighters spraying out the fire. It took five helicopters and several choppers some that took from the artificial Lake Taka 5 km south of Tripoli. Water and power were cut off along with the outside world. The fire ended during the evening hours and were seen in slopes and hillsides.