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Methydrio (Greek: Μεθύδριο, before 1927: Νεμνίτσα - Nemnitsa[1]) is a village in the municipal unit of Vytina, Arcadia, Greece. As of 2001, it had a population of 14. It sits at 1,060 m above sea level, at the foot of the Mainalo mountains. It is 4 km south of Vytina. It was named after the ancient city Methydrion, the remains of which have been discovered near the village.

Year Population
1991 45
2001 14


Ancient Methydrion was a city of ancient Arcadia. According to Pausanias it was founded by Orchomenus, son of Lycaon. In the 2nd century AD, it was not a city anymore, but a village belonging to Megalopolis. It was situated between the rivers Maloetas and Mylaon. It had a temple to Poseidon.[2] The remains of ancient Methydrion have been excavated in 1910.[3]
See also

List of settlements in Arcadia


^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
^ Pausanias Description of Greece 8.3.3, 8.12.2, 8.36
^ Arcadia - Archaio Methydrio

External links

Methydrio at the GTP Travel Pages

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