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Administrative Region : Peloponnese
Regional unit : Arkadia

Rizes (Ρίζες) Arkadia

Rizes is the easternmost and most populous (population 664 in 2001) village in the municipal unit of Tegea in Arcadia, Greece. Its primary economic activity is agriculture. Rizes' crops include cherries, potatoes, and grape cultivation and wine production.

The village lies at the roots of the mountain named Saint Elias (Προφήτης Ηλίας) which includes four noteworthy churches. At the summit is the small church of the Prophet Elias followed by in order of descending elevation the churches of Saint Nicholas, Saint Marina and Saint Spyridon. The feast of Saint Marina is celebrated every year on the 17th of July with a popular festival in Rizes.
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[1] Municipality of Tegea information page on population.

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