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        22 Jul 2019
      
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    Top sights
 •  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

 
      
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           Perfecture of ARKADIA
Greece Region of Peloponnese
Capital town: Tripoli
Area: 4.419τ.χλμ.
Population: 102.035

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          Presentation
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.
          History
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.




















      
   Information
 •  Police: 2710222519, 2710222411, 2710223039 – Traffic Police: 2710222265

 •  Tripolis Regional Hospital: 2710238542-44, 2710371700

 •  Museums: Tripolis 2710242148 - Tegea 2710556540 – Astros 2755022201

 
      
       How to get there
 •  From Athens, it takes a 2-hour drive on the National Highway to reach Arcadia. In wintertime, drivers should carry snow chains on their vehicles

 •  KTEL Long-distance bus station: Tripolis 2710222560 – Athens 2105132834

 •  OSE (Hellenic Railways Organisation): Tripolis 2710241213 – Athens 2105240646

 •  Taxi: Tripoli 2710233010-12 – Athens 2105231288

 

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