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Stemnitsa is a village and a municipality located in northwestern Arcadia. It is the seat of the municipality Trikolonoi. The village is connected by a road connecting Karytaina and GR-76 and Dimitsana. The road is narrow and has only one lane within town limits, while it is two-laned outside the village. GR-74 is about 20 kilometers south. The town is located about 9 kilometers south of Dimitsana, southwest of Levidi and Vytina, west of Tripoli and north of Megalopoli and Dimitsaina. It’s nearest neighboring communities are Dimitsana to the north and Zygoviti to the southeast. It 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 village was known by the name of Hyspous until about the time of the Black Plague. In the 1500s, it was the most populated village in Gortynia. This was the place of birth of Greek Prime Minister Gennaios Kolokotronis in 1803.

The village has a school, a church, a post office, a square and a folklore museum. 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 its south and west is deforested. Its library of Stemnitsa used to have around 5,000 volumes until the Greek War of Independence of 1821. Until the 1960s, much of the village did not have electricity and until the 1980s, most of the houses were stone-built. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Stemnitsa enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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