Laconia carved out millions of years ago by the natural upheavals of the elements. A region surrounded on all sides by mountains with a wide valley in between leading out to the Mediterranean sea. The Eurotas river meandering its way through from the north down to the sea. A river that was once wide enough to carry flat bottom ships of the Homeric era giving rise to the legend of Paris abducting Helen of Troy away from her palace located in Pellana north of Lakonia. To the West rises he Taygetos mountain range, home to many an ancient people at at the same time a haven for the oppressed.