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Rizes is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°27′N 22°25′E / 37.450°N 22.417°E / 37.450; 22.417Coordinates: 37°27′N 22°25′E / 37.450°N 22.417°E / 37.450; 22.417
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Tripoli
Municipal unit Tegea
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
 • Population 664
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 220 12
Area code(s) 2710
Vehicle registration TP

Rizes (Greek: Ρίζες or Ρίζαι) is the easternmost and most populous (population 664 in 2001) village in the municipal unit of Tegea in Arcadia, Greece. Its primary economic activity is agriculture. Rizes' crops include cherries, potatoes, and grape cultivation and wine production. The village lies at the roots of the mountain named Saint Elias (Προφήτης Ηλίας) which includes four noteworthy churches. At the summit is the small church of the Prophet Elias followed by in order of descending elevation the churches of Saint Nicholas, Saint Marina and Saint Spyridon. The feast of Saint Marina is celebrated every year on 17 July with a popular festival in Rizes.


  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 

External links[edit]

[1] Municipality of Tegea information page on population.