The village is located on the eastern slope of a valley, which has a small creek to its east. The residential area covers the eastern part of a mountain. Another mountain is located to its west and southeast. Most of the area to the west is deforested. There are forests to the south. It overlooks the Lousios river and its gorge. One can see mountains to the west, the north and the east. Several houses are abandoned. Farmlands are to the north and around the hilltop of Stemnitsa. Its main products are olives and cattle. Fruits and vegetables are not grown due to the steep hills. It has approximately 3 to 5 km of hydro lines. Its main shops and buildings lie along the main road.
Stemnitsa is nested in the mountain range of Mainalon (altitude 1050 m). It is located 45 kilometers southwest of the capital of Arcadia, Tripolis. The village is connected by a road connecting Karytaina, the Greek National Road 76 and Dimitsana (see the Karytaina-Dimitsana Road. The road is narrow and has only one lane within town limits, while it is two-laned outside the village. Greek National Road 74 is about 20 km south. From Tripolis one could drive to Stemnitsa from two different ways, one via the tourist town of Vytina and the historic village of Dimitsana (8 km away from Stemnitsa), or through the mountain of Mainalon. Either route offers views of the Arcadian country side.
Stemnitsa belongs to the municipality of Trikolonoi. Trikolonoi (Greek: Τρικόλωνοι) is a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Gortynia, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit includes and the villages of Syrna, Pavlia, Palamari and Elliniko. Stemnitsa is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Arcadia. The village's name comes from a Slavic word meaning "a thick forest shaded with trees". The town is located south of Dimitsana, southwest of Levidi and Vytina, west of Tripoli, and north of Megalopoli and Dimitsana. In 2001 Trikolonoi had a population of 1,260. The nearest communities are Dimitsana, about 9 km to the north, and Zygovitsi to the southeast. Its main industries are agriculture and services.
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pajaran (66378) 2011-10-18 15:20
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa podacima o mestu ...
Lep pogled preko zelenih grana na deo grada i kuce sa crvenim krovovima, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte mirnu noc sa lepim vremenom, kod nas je bio hladan jesenji dan sa suncem.
Sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na jedno proslo leto.
Very interesting and good article with information on location ...
A beautiful view across the green branches on the part of the city and houses with red roofs, beautiful images.
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a quiet night with a nice time with us was a cold fall day with the sun.
All the best with a beautiful memory of last summer.
Sonata11 (34007) 2011-10-18 19:27
Awesome. Wonderful composition and frame of architecture. This scenery is a very beautiful, great colors, sharpness, clarity and POV are excellent. Perfectly well done. I like it.
All the best,
emka (107851) 2011-10-18 20:27
Amazing view. I like all these houses in the same style, white with the red roofs, they look fantastic against this blue sky. Excellent sharpness, we can see so many details here. But I wouldn't like to live there - to go home uphill must be tiring.
Graal (103038) 2011-10-18 23:19
very nice view. I like the village on the hill. An interesting informations about Stemnitsa. Fine light and colors here. Well photowork.
Have a nice day.
csabagaba (6636) 2011-10-19 0:06
Not really, "Grecian" of the image. rather Mediterranean. The kishajlású rooftops and completed buildings - at least where I went - not really specifications :-)
You wrote that you've never been to Rhodes ... I suggest you visit the island. It's wonderful. We vacation there every year for 8 years. We have been in Crete, rock salt, Santorinin, Corfu ... and this is the best. Not too big, but a lot of the sights while bathing. Falirakit may be omitted, because it is very noisy and drunk a lot of English. Of course, there is an amusement park and Ferris wheel
It's worth a trying.
Friends of Justice.
cargus (10636) 2011-10-19 1:53
Une scčne excellente architecture, bien-rendu des couleurs et un excellent contraste, l'image bien fait.!
siamesa (28127) 2011-10-19 4:08
Bom dia Vasilis
Amazing view of this hill and the houses on the top.They make a very attractive effect in the middle of the green vegetation. TFS
npecanhuk (78927) 2011-10-19 5:04
Beautiful village on top of those hills!
Truly attractive picture!
Special regards to the management of light, colors, chosen pov, composition and horizontal format!
TFS - congrats,
saxo042 (37968) 2011-10-19 5:42
Very strong colours and a very beautiful view. All the roofs provide a good pattern, in a cubistic fashion.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-10-19 5:43
a stunning and typically beautiful Greek village and captured immaculately. Oh how I wish I was there soaking up the sun and atmosphere. First frosts here in England! A real gem of a place and image. Superb!
Have a pleasant day - Brian.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-10-19 8:26
beautiful contrasts and light, fantastic landscape.
ashres (1055) 2011-10-19 10:11
A wonderful city presented wonderfully in a photo with great pov and light management. The simultaneous red roofs is wonderful. Great capture,
have a great time,
cornejo (47302) 2011-10-19 10:41
Γεια σου Βασίλη, μια καλή και ευκρινής εικόνα αυτής της υπέροχη θέα σε αυτήν την όμορφη βίλα, ένα καλά που με καλή ποιότητα εικόνας και το βάθος, μια καλή καλή δουλειά, συγχαρητήρια. Καλησπέρα και ευτυχισμένος υπόλοιπο της εβδομάδας.
Με τις καλύτερες ευχές.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-19 12:49
a picturesque view with spectacular composition and attractive architectural details, the colours and lights are splendid, excellent POV and clarity, TFS! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
Silvio1953 (154217) 2011-10-19 13:41
Ciao Vasilis, great POV on lovely village, fantastic natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
baddori (20161) 2011-10-19 14:02
Espressiva veduta di questa cittŕ .
La pietra grigia, locale, dei muri ed i tetti rossi ha preso il posto del bianco delle localitŕ marine.
Una cornice verde ed un cielo splendido .
Bravo amico mio .
mauro61 (52887) 2011-10-20 2:15
mi piace questa inquadratura con la serie delle case dai tetti rossi che salgono verso l'azzurro del cielo.
ottima la scelta di inserire il verde in FG a dare contrasto di colore,
DjoleEric (0) 2011-10-20 4:58
A good display of colors and sharpness.
I love the beautiful colors.
Angshu (56760) 2011-10-23 20:56
Fine picture of Stemnitsa taken from the low POV framed by the foliage in the FG well. The red tiled roofs create a fine contrast against the blue sky. Good work with layers. Well done!
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (41661)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S VR 18-105mm f/3.5 - 5.6G ED, Hoya 62mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Arcadia - Greece [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-18 13:45