Potamia is a mountain settlement, without a permanent population, close to Chora. Administratively pertains to the municipality of Pylos-Nestoros of the Messinia Prefecture.
Often, it is confused and the village is mistakenly identified with the synonym village of Potamia in the region of Koroni, which is, also, in the same municipality.
Potamia is situated about 20 kilometers to the northeast of Chora. It has an altitude of 600 meters and is about 25,5 kilometers away from the Ionian Sea coast.
The village has a long history following the history of Messinia and the wider area of, both Pylia and Trifylia. During antiquity, the area of the settlement was part of Nestor’s kingdom, that of ancient Pylos.
During the Second Venetian domination, it was known as Potamia. The settlement is, also, mentioned in various censuses by the Venetians Proveditors of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, during the thirty years, (1683/84-1715), in which the Venetians possessed the Peloponnese.
Apart from the traditional houses and stone-built churches, you shall enjoy the surrounding landscape with lush vegetation. To the north, close to the small church of Agios Athanasios, you shall find the village’s natural water spring.