Rizes
Ρίζες
Rizes, Arcadia, Greece.jpg
Rizes is located in Greece
Rizes
Rizes
Coordinates: 37°27′N 22°25′E / 37.450°N 22.417°E / 37.450; 22.417Coordinates: 37°27′N 22°25′E / 37.450°N 22.417°E / 37.450; 22.417
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArcadia
MunicipalityTripoli
Municipal unitTegea
Elevation
650 m (2,130 ft)
Community
 • Population552 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
220 12
Area code(s)2710
Vehicle registrationTP

Rizes (Greek: Ρίζες or Ρίζαι) is the easternmost village in the municipal unit of Tegea in Arcadia, Greece. Its population was 552 in 2011. Its primary economic activity is agriculture. Rizes' crops include cherries, potatoes, and grape cultivation and wine production. The village lies at the roots of the mountain named Saint Elias (Προφήτης Ηλίας) which includes four noteworthy churches. At the summit is the small church of the Prophet Elias followed by in order of descending elevation the churches of Saint Nicholas, Saint Marina and Saint Spyridon. The feast of Saint Marina is celebrated every year on 17 July with a popular festival in the village.

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References

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Keeping It In The Family". Sacramento Magazine. 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2016.