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Λούσιος ποταμόςThe Lousios is a river and a gorge in western Arcadia that stretches from Karytaina north to Dimitsana in Greece. The river begins near Lykochori and flows into the Lousios Gorge. The river is treacherous and flows rapidly. It empties into the Alfeios 2.5 km northwest of Karytaina and south of Atsicholos. The gorge includes the Loussios river. Its length is approximately 15 km from north to south and its width is approximately 2 km wide. The gorge is very popular amongst hikers. A the end of the gorge finds the town of Dimitsana. At the other side of the gorge is the ancient city of Gortys with the temple of Asclepius. The gorge is encircled with the Karytaina-Dimitsana Road to the east and several rural roads and trails as well as zig-zag roads. The gorge can be viewable from the east side. Much of the gorge are heavily forested, the remainder are treacherous cliffs. One of the roads crossing the south of the gorge is the road linking Karytaina and Atsicholos.

 

Lagkadia, is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. It is the seat of the municipality of the same name. The village is connected by GR-74. Throughout the town from the bridge and westward, the highway is narrow and has only one lane. GR-33 is about 50 km SW. It is located E of 62 km E of Olympia and 82 km E of Pyrgos, NW of Megalopoli and Dimitsana and 70 km W of Tripoli.
The village has a school, a church, a post office, and a square . The village is located on the valley which has a small creek to its south and the residential area covers the southern part of a mountain which its elevaion is about 1,100 m. Another mountain is located to the south, totaling four mountaintops. Forests are founded to the east while rocky terrains and some arable land and deforested parts cover most of the south, west and north of Lagkadia. It is known for its local weaving mill.
Slopes of the mountain ranges which includes Mainalo. Another mountain range is founded in the west and another to the north along with the valley. Pine trees surround the eastern and the southern part of the village while much of the municipality are forested.
It used to had builders that made stone-built mansions to all of the peninsula with the exception of the Mani peninsula.
Until the 1960s, much of the village did not have electricity and until the 1980s, most of the houses were stone-built.

 

Dimitsana is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. It is built on the ruins of the ancient town Teuthis. Its population is about 600. It is the seat of the municipality of the same name. It is also the seat of the province of Gortynia. The village is unofficially connected by GR-334. Throughout the town, the road is narrow. GR-74 is about 11 km S. It is located SE of Olympia and Pyrgos, SW of Vytina, 60 km W of Tripoli, W of Megalopoli, GR-7, GR-76 and Karytaina and NE of Andritsaina. Its nearest community is Stemnitsa to the south. Most of the population in the 2001 census only had two communities over 100 people, many had 100 before the mid-20th century.The village has a school, a historical library, several churches, a post office, a water-power museum, an open amphitheater, hotels and a square. The village is located on the valley which has a small creek to its west and the residential area covers the eastern part of a mountain. Another mountain is located to its west. The area north and east of Dimitsana is covered pine forests and is rare connected with the Maenalus ranges. Deforested mountains cover the area west and south of Dimitsaina.

 

Vytina, is a town and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia, Greece. It is the seat of the municipality of the same name. Its local inhabitants are known as Vytiniots. The village was connected, now bypassed by GR-74 in the east and is SW of GR-33 which connects to Achaea. It is located E of Pyrgos, approx. 145 km SE of Patras, NE of Megalopoli and Dimitsaina and approx. 25 km NW of Levidi and 5 km SW Tripoli. The plain is E of Vytina. The village is located on the slopes of the mountain ranges which includes Mainalo. Another mountain range is founded in the west and another to the north along with the valley. Pine trees surround the eastern and the southern part of the village while much of the municipality are forested
Vytina was founded in the ancient times as Methydrion. In the area featured Demeter, the rubbles of the temple in which survives by the entrance to Magouliana near Petrovouni. Methydrio was under the Roman and later the Byzantine rule. It later became Vytina and fell into Frankish rule, it was later became a part of the Ottoman Empire in the mid-15th century with a short Venetian rule in the early years and from the 1680s to the early-18th century. Vytina did not became Greek until the Greek Revolution in 1821, Vytina had a supply, the city played a great role during the middle of the war and fought many times against Ibrahim.
The village used to have a large population before the beginning of the 20th century. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, the population began to decline as residents moved to larger towns and cities and outside of Greece. 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.