KARYA (Village) LYRKIA - Greek Travel Pages



  Karia is one of the most beautiful mountainous villages of Argolida County. It is also the largest one with 303 inhabitants according to the 1991 census. The village is the favourite resort to all those who live in Argos, as they have the opportunity to enjoy the snow during winter. And it is only 20 kilometres away!
  The village was first built on the top of Prophet Helias. Later, the locals decided to move lower, as the cold was intolerable. During the Greek War of Independence of 1821, Karia suffered the anger of Ibrahem.
  Nowadays, the locals deal with cattle-raising, vineyards and olive trees. At the centre of the village, there is the elementary school, a stony building that ‘hosts’ few pupils, who still live in Karia. Do not forget to visit the ruins of the old watermills. They are signs of the glory that was.
(text: Alexis Totsikas)
This text (extract) is cited March 2004 from the Prefecture of Argolis tourist pamphlet.

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Geographical Data

Type of location: Listed traditional settlement, Municipal district, Modern monuments
Postal Code: 21200
Tel +30 27510
Altitude: 405 meters
Longitude: 22o 32' 46" E
Latitude: 37o 38' 23.05" N

Population Census

Year Population
1991 303
1981 1002
35,9 Kilometers East-southeast (ESE) the prefectural capital NAFPLIO Town, PELOPONNISOS , GREECE
28,4 Kilometers East (E) the provincial capital ARGOS Town, ARGOLIS , GREECE
13,5 Kilometers East-northeast (ENE) the highway junction STERNA Village, LYRKIA , GREECE
6,5 Kilometers North-northeast (NNE) the municipality seat LYRKIA Village, LYRKIA , GREECE
Northeast (NE) at the sides of: ARTEMISSION Mountain, LYRKIA , GREECE

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