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Rizospilia is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°34′N 21°57′E / 37.567°N 21.950°E / 37.567; 21.950Coordinates: 37°34′N 21°57′E / 37.567°N 21.950°E / 37.567; 21.950
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Gortynia
Municipal unit Dimitsana
 • Population 51 (2011)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Vehicle registration TP

Rizospilia (Greek: Ριζοσπηλιά, before 1927: Στρούζα - Strouza[2]) is a mountain village and a community in the municipal unit Dimitsana, western Arcadia, Greece. The community of Rizospilia consists of the villages Rizospilia and Kato Rizospilia (former name Mikrochori[3]). It is situated in a remote, mountainous area. It is 3 km northeast of the river Alfeios, 8 km southwest of Dimitsana, 10 km northeast of Andritsaina and 12 km northwest of Karytaina. The community Rizospilia had a population of 51 in 2011.


Year Population village Population community
2001 33 55
2011 33 51


South-east of Rizospilia, and en route to Paliokastro, you will find an archaeological site preserving ancient Mycenaean monuments. One of the largest of its kind, this site is home to numerous Mycenaean tombs of important Mycenaean historical figures. They are very large in comparison to other Mycenaean tombs found in other locations around Greece and occupy a beautiful location with a panoramic view over the Alfios valley. Although not yet uncovered, logic has it that in close proximity to this relatively large in size "ancient cemetery", there must be a significant ancient Mycenaean settlement. Home to important leaders and/ or kings, it is certain that the ruins of an ancient Mycenaean civilization exist in the area.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece
  3. ^ Name changes of settlements in Greece