© Konstantinos Ntougkas
On the northwestern slopes of Mt.
, at an altitude of 900 m., lies Karyes, a pretty village near the site
of the ancient town with the
where Artemis Karyatis was worshipped. The goddess was accompanied
by the virgin Caryatid nymphs, whose statues adorned the Erechthion of the Acropolis
. At the village there is a copy of the Erechthion and the statues.
The church of Panagia has probably been erected on the site of the goddess’s
This text (extract) is cited March 2004 from the Prefecture
of Laconia tourist pamphlet.
Type of location: Community administration center
Other Names: ARACHOVA (Previous)
Postal Code: 23067
Tel +30 27310
Altitude: 900 meters
Longitude: 22o 30' 10.44" E
Latitude: 37o 17' 26.66" N