Artemisia, Messenia

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Artemisia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°6′N 22°14′E / 37.100°N 22.233°E / 37.100; 22.233Coordinates: 37°6′N 22°14′E / 37.100°N 22.233°E / 37.100; 22.233
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Messenia
Municipality Kalamata
Municipal unit Kalamata
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 136
 • Population 142 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration KM

Artemisia (Greek: Αρτεμισία, before 1927: Τσερνίτσα - Tsernitsa[2]) is a mountain village in the municipality of Kalamata, Messenia, Greece. As of 2011, it had a population of 136 for the village and 142 for the municipal district, which includes the small village Agios Ioannis Theologos. It is situated at 860 m above sea level. Many of its residents live there only during the summer months.

It is located in the west part of the Taygetos mountains on the GR-82 (Pylos - Kalamata - Sparta) between Kalamata and Sparta. It is 1.5 km southwest of Alagonia and 13 km northeast of Kalamata.


Year Village population Municipal district population
1981 240 -
1991 327 339
2001 291 310
2011 136 142


Until 1927, the village was named Tsernitsa.[2] From 1835 until 1912, it was part of the municipality of Alagonia. In 1912 it became an independent community, which joined the municipality of Kalamata in 1997.[3]

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