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Greece

2.4 km (1.5 miles) NE of Mitrópolis, Pelopónnisos, Greece
Approx. altitude: 10 m (32 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 157°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North view from the spot #3: East view from the spot #4: South view from the spot #5: West view from spot #6: Some of the crew (Georgia, Nadia and George Latsis) #7: Mitrópolis beach and the dirt road to the confluence #8: GPS

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  37°N 23°E (visit #2)  

#1: The confluence as seen from South

(visited by George Angelopoulos, George Latsis, Nadia Dedes, Georgia Lambropoulou and Katerina Angelopoulou)

03-Aug-2008 -- It was our pleasure to visit the Kynouría district of Arcadia, the confluence is within the boundaries of the district, with the famous villages, beaches and hospitality. Steep cliffs and mountainous terrain prevails with beautiful forests of cedar, pine, and fir.

One of us has his parents live in the district and was aware of the confluence. He is quite familiar with the local road network, which is old but has some new roads under construction and will make things better for someone who travels along the east coast of Peloponese. One of these incomplete roads starts from Mitrópolis heading north to get connected with the existing road network near Poúlithra. This particular dirt road is passing by the confluence and some fantastic remote beaches but till now is a dead-end up north so someone who is coming from Corinth (or Athens) and arrives to Leonídion (the nearest town to the confluence) must detour 75 kilometers via Ágios Dimítrios to Mitrópolis instead of driving only 10 via the new road.

As said by the earlier visitors, the spot is easily accessible among the olive trees near the sea, the only plantation around. Seems that my destiny is to visit confluences under hot weather because this is the third one with the thermometer showing 39 centigrade. Considering that G. Latsis didn't want to risk a flat tire on his car, we all walked from Mitrópolis beach to the confluence, nearly 2 kilometers. When we arrived and finished with the photos, Nadia and my daughter Katherina tried to go to the seashore and swim, but it was way too rocky and dangerous to attempt, so we all decided to celebrate elsewhere instead on the spot, sweating and exhausted.

Upon our walk back to civilization cold beer served in one of the nearby tavernas was our prize for the confluence visit!


 All pictures
#1: The confluence as seen from South
#2: North view from the spot
#3: East view from the spot
#4: South view from the spot
#5: West view from spot
#6: Some of the crew (Georgia, Nadia and George Latsis)
#7: Mitrópolis beach and the dirt road to the confluence
#8: GPS
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
Altitude source: SRTM 90m digital elevation data