VILLAGESChurch of Saint George HOREMIS Five kilometres southwest of Megalopolis is the village of Horemis. Since the 1970s it has been situated on the west bank of the Alpheios river which was rerouted for the lignite mines further east. Like many villages it is hanging on by its fingertips. There is no longer a school, although this is not a new phenomenon. The school was re-built from wood by the army after two strong earthquakes shook the area between March 1965 and September 1966. Still standing is an authentic 1930s house that withstood the earthquakes because it was made from concrete.