The mountain village of Potamia is built at an altitude of 660 metres and has no permanent population. It is 20 kilometres from Chora and is sometimes mistakenly identified with the village of the same name, located in the area of Koroni. Previously, the village was called Kanteroli or Kanderogli, while it was renamed Potamia in 1956.
In ancient times, the area was part of Nestor's kingdom, the kingdom of ancient Pylos. During the Second Venetian rule, the village was referred to as Potamia, while it had the same name in the 19th century, according to traveller Francois Pouqueville.
In the village, visitors can see the traditional, stone-built houses, the church of the Dormition, which celebrates on August 15th, and the cemetery church of Saint John Chrysostomos, which celebrates on November 13th. Finally, to the north of the village is the church of Agios Athanasios and nearby is the natural spring with gurgling water.