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Nestani (Greek: Νεστάνη, before 1927: Τσιπιανά - Tsipiana[1]) is a village and a community in the municipal unit Mantineia, Arcadia, Greece. It is situated at the foot of the mountain Artemisio, at about 700 m elevation. It was the seat of the former municipality Mantineia. The community Nestani also contains the village of Milea. Nestani is 11 km east of Kapsas, 13 km southwest of Lyrkeia (Argolis) and 14 km northeast of Tripoli. The Moreas Motorway (Corinth - Tripoli) passes west of the village.


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The monastery of Panagia Gorgoepikοos is situated on a hill immediately southeast of the village. The Holy Mother of God is venerated there, with a celebration on 15 August. The present building dates from 1740. It is presently a nunnery.[2]

 Πελοπόννησος - Αρκαδία - Δήμος Μαντινείας ΝΕΣΤΑΝΗ - Ιαν. 2005

Historical population
Year Population
1981 1,131
1991 881
2001 778
External links

Greek Travel Pages
Arcadia - Nestani (Greek)

See also

List of settlements in Arcadia

References

^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
^ University of Patras

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