Kandila, Arcadia

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Kandila is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°46′N 22°23′E / 37.767°N 22.383°E / 37.767; 22.383Coordinates: 37°46′N 22°23′E / 37.767°N 22.383°E / 37.767; 22.383
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Tripoli
Municipal unit Levidi
 • Population 714 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration TP

Kandila (Greek: Κανδήλα) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Levidi, Arcadia, Greece. It is situated on the southern slope of the Oligyrtos mountain, at about 800 m elevation. In 2011, it had a population of 690 for the village and 714 for the community, which includes the village Diakopi. Kandila is near the tripoint of Arcadia, Corinthia and Argolis. It is 5 km southwest of Skoteini (Argolis), 12 km northeast of Levidi and 29 km north of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 66 (Levidi - Nemea) passes through the village.

The village is not visible from far away, with the exception of the Monastery of Virgin Mary, which is built inside a large rock, on the side of the mountain and can be seen as you enter the plateau.


Year Population village Population community
1981 1,162 -
1991 933 -
2001 846 898
2011 690 714


In a document from 1467, it was stated that the Fields of Kandila, (the Kandyliotikos Kampos) were farmed and had ample supply of water.

In 1777, following the Orlov events, many inhabitants of Kandila bearing the name "Sakkakos" (Greek: Σακκάκος) migrated to Koldere, near Magnesia (ad Sipylum).[2]

In 1997, Kandila and all the surrounding communities were combined under the Kapodistrias law into one jurisdiction, to form the Municipality of Levidi.

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