Piana

Piana

Piana is the dominion of Pan. This area of Falanthos took its name from the untamed and fertile God of vegetation and life. Looking around at the abundant vegetation it is understandable why the king of Gods, the seducer of nymphs, was here.

Piana was formerly the main village of the Municipality of Falanthos. It spreads out in all directions on a peculiar looking steep rock which looks like a giant sculpture. On that rock St George proudly rises up, a church unique in its beauty and power. Piana is a listed settlement and rightly so, due to the dedication to tradition of the residents. The meticulous folklore museum safeguards a comprehensive presentation of local life.

The houses are a distinctive example of local architecture. Piana is a historic place. It revived in about 1600 and was fated to play a big part in the uprising. Besides the participation of the young lads, it was the main bread supplier to the Greek revolutionaries. Piana supplies Tripoli with water, which gives an indication of how plentiful their supply is from those beautiful and proud springs.  ‘Kapa’ or ‘ the Master’s’ fountain in the lower neighbourhood catches the water and then presents it to the people as a gift. It is located to the east of Mainalo so it gets plenty of sun.

Close by are the ruins of the ancient Dipaia. The Elissona river passes through the plains of Piana and above it the mountain watches over. It is an exquisite village, an important stone in the mosaic of Arcadia.

The distance from Tripoli is 19 km.

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