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Methydrio is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°39′N 22°10′E / 37.650°N 22.167°E / 37.650; 22.167Coordinates: 37°39′N 22°10′E / 37.650°N 22.167°E / 37.650; 22.167
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Gortynia
Municipal unit Vytina
Population (2001)[1]
 • Rural 14
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Methydrio (Greek: Μεθύδριο, before 1927: Νεμνίτσα - Nemnitsa[2]) is a village in the municipal unit of Vytina, Arcadia, Greece. In 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.[3] The remains of ancient Methydrion have been excavated in 1910.[4]

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  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Pausanias Description of Greece 8.3.3, 8.12.2, 8.36
  4. ^ Arcadia - Archaio Methydrio

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