• Visit the traditional settlements of mountainous Arcadia: Dimitsana, Stemnitsa, Lagkadia, Karytaina, Vytina and Levidi
• Make an excursion to the beautiful Lousios Gorge, and further up to the Monasteries of Prodromos and Philosophos
• In Limpovisi, visit the house of the Kolokotronis family and in Dimitsana, the Open-Air Water Power Museum
• Take a trip to the archaeological sites of Tegea, Mantineia and to the manor of Herod Atticus
• Visit the mountainous traditional settlements on Mount Parnonas and the nautical town of Leonidion
Perfecture of ARKADIA
Region of Peloponnese Capital town: Tripoli Area: 4.419τ.χλμ. Population: 102.035
This is the land where everything can be found: firry mountains such as Mainalos, beaches by the Myrtoon Sea, countless traditional settlements, gorges and caves. This is the historical Prefecture of Arcadia.
The historic Tripolitsa, capital of the Prefecture, is the first settlement that welcomes visitors right after the Artemision Tunnel. To the northwest stands the Mountain of Mainalos with the well-known traditional villages, such as Vytia, Lagkadia, Dimitsana, Stemnitsa and Karytaina.
To the southeast stands the Mountain of Parnonas which “ends” by the town of Astros and the nautical town of Leonidion. Historic monasteries and archaeological sites are practically everywhere, and these combined with the rich nature make the Prefecture of Arcadia an ideal touristic destination.
In the Greek Mythology, there are several references to Arcadia where both the twelve ancient Greek Gods and other heroes participate. Pelasgos is the Patriarch of the Arcadians. During the Peloponnese War the area had been divided between the Tegeans and the Mantineians.
After the arrival of the Romans and up to the conquest by the Ottomans, Arcadia became “acquainted” with many peoples while numerous battles and upheavals took place. During the Greek Revolution of 1821, Arcadia played a decisive part with Theodoros Kolokotronis, as Commander in Chief.