Neda (river)

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Neda (Νέδα)
Neda waterfalls
Country Greece
Basin features
Main source Mount Lykaion
River mouth Ionian Sea
37°22′30″N 21°40′58″E / 37.37500°N 21.68278°E / 37.37500; 21.68278Coordinates: 37°22′30″N 21°40′58″E / 37.37500°N 21.68278°E / 37.37500; 21.68278
Physical characteristics
Length approx. 60 km (37 mi)

The Neda (Greek: Νέδα) is a river in the western Peloponnese in Greece. It is unique in the sense that it is the only river in Greece with a feminine name.


The river begins on the southern slope of Mount Lykaion, near the village of Neda in northern Messenia. It flows to the west through a varied landscape of barren rock and forests. From near Figaleia until its mouth it forms the border of Messenia and Elis. There is a well known waterfall near the village Platania. The Neda flows into the Gulf of Kyparissia, a bay of the Ionian Sea, near the village Giannitsochori.

Places along the river[edit]

The Neda flows along the villages Neda, Kakaletri, Figaleia, Platania, Karyes and Giannitsochori.

See also[edit]