Artemida, Elis

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Artemida (Greek, Αρτέμιδα; formerly called Koumouthekra, Κουμουθέκρα) is a village near Zacharo in southern Elis in the western part of the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece. The village was completely destroyed in the 2007 Greek forest fires. Twenty-three residents of Artemida lost their lives [1] [2] .[3]

On August 30, 2007, the Government of Cyprus announced that it will completely reconstruct the village and cover the complete cost of doing so.[4]


  1. ^ Smith, Helena (2007-09-01). "Death and desolation after the inferno on road from Artemida". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Village of Artemida, Greece, After the Fire". Euronews. 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Witnesses tell of Greek fire horror". BBC. 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Cyprus to reconstruct Artemida village in Peloponnesus". Cyprus Mail. 2007-08-30. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 

Coordinates: 37°32′N 21°42′E / 37.533°N 21.700°E / 37.533; 21.700