The chief town
of Upper Messenia, already occupied in prehistoric times.
Not far to the W is the Mavrozoumenos Bridge, just
above the confluence of the Leukasia and Amphitos
(Vivari) forming the Pamisos river. The triple bridge
spans the two streams and runs back as a causeway on
the low-lying tongue of land between them. There are
seven arches and one rectangular opening, which is ancient. Below the Turkish masonry, the foundations of the piers and six courses of one arch are also ancient; the stones are not voussoirs but are corbeled to the arch
; W. F. Leake, Morea
; J. G. Frazer, Paus. Des. Gr
. (1898) III 3.441.
M. H. MCALLISTER