The beautiful natural environment of Mt.
Parnon blends with the traditional colours of the villages. At Vresthena,
at an altitude of 750 m., there are hospitable tavernas and cafes to welcome those
visiting the marble Byzantine temple Gennisi tis Panagias. Five klm. to the north,
ate the mid-point of the distance to Karyes,
is the monastery of the Kimisi tis Panagias Vrestheniotissas.
This text (extract) is cited March 2004 from the Prefecture
of Laconia tourist pamphlet.