Athens Airport (ATH) to Dimitsana Village Taxi - Minivan
Athens Airport (ATH) to Dimitsana Village
At an altitude of 946 meters, with a wonderful view of the plain of Megalopolis and Taygetus, a small ancient city flourished already in Homeric times. Its name was Teuthis, but today we all know this picturesque, beautiful place with its much later name and, above all, for the great role it played in the Greek liberation struggle against the Ottoman Empire.
Dimitsana is the proud capital village of Arcadia that has been officially declared a Traditional Settlement since 1978, overflowing with people from the first autumn days until the last moments of spring. An emblematic point of the village are the two-story stone mansions, among which you will see the house of Patriarch Gregory V and Metropolitan Germanos of Old Patras.
The role of the village in the revolution of 1821 was extremely decisive already in the early years of the 19th century when the Friendly Society managed to create a very successful channel of communication between the resistance core of Tripolitsa and the wider area of Gortynia. In Dimitsana, on the eve of the Greek revolution, Papaflessas spent one night in the famous mansion of Kanelos Deligiannis, with the urban legend saying that his swearing-in ceremony in the Gospel took place that night before he set off for Messinia. Some time later, the settlement began to function as a gunpowder depot and supply center for the Greek troops thanks to the very wealthy Dimitsanite merchants Nikolaos and Spyridon Spyliotopoulos, who provided enormous financial support to the struggle.
The place that was one of the many sparks that eventually composed the “fire” behind the great outbreak of the Greek Revolution today is a quiet settlement with the unique quality of relaxing and charming those who visit it.