Holidays in Arkadia

Arkadia info

Arkadia lies in the centre of Peloponnese and comprises the largest and one of the most preferential prefectures in Peloponnese, as it stretches from its mountainous centre to the eastern coast constituting ideal destination not only for winter but also for summer vacations. It is an area with unique natural beauties that are rarely met and enchants visitors with the succession of images that change from wonderful woody landscapes, fertile plateaus and picturesque settlements with charming stone-built houses to pristine secluded beaches, historical villages and ancient sites inundated with monuments.If you visit Arkadia during winter time we suggest that you stay in one of the scenic mountainous settlements with the lush vegetation and the fountains with clear running water. The most popular villages are Vitina, Stemnitsa, Dimitsana, Karitaina, Orchomenos, well known for its trout farm at the springs of Melanas River, Kastanitsa, as well as Kosmas, Levidi, Agios Petros, Lagadia, which are of unparalleled beauty. In the mountains Mainalo and Parnonas there are wide areas covered with fir trees, cedars, planes, chestnut and walnut trees and herbs, well known for their beneficial qualities. The steep mountain slopes form deep canyons through which mythical rivers flow, such as Lousios, Ladonas, Alfeios and Melanas River. You can follow the beautiful routes that will take you from one settlement to the other, where you can admire the old style churches and pebbled alleys that take you away to a different era when you stroll around. These traditional settlements bustle with life as they are frequented by people who want to spend a weekend away from the city relaxing, enjoying a trip around the historical monuments or practicing skiing on the Mainalo Mountain ski centre. If you find yourself in Arkadia during summer months you may wish to stay in one of the beautiful seaside settlements that are popular with tourists for short or long vacations, offering all kinds of facilities one might need. The most famed Arkadia settlements towards the sea are the historical town of Astros and Paralio Astros. Paralio Astros is amphitheatrically built on the mountain slope along the seaside offering great view to the sea. This settlement combines the island atmosphere and the traditional village architecture due to the beautiful beach, the traditional tile-roofed houses and the narrow stone-paved streets. Leonidio is another beautiful residential area nearby the sea, and has presented significant tourist development recently as it’s a beautiful, protected settlement combining fertile cultivated lands and the beautiful beach Plaka with its picturesque harbour. Tyros Beach is another seaside settlement ideal for tranquil getaways in a uniquely stunning setting.

Airtickets to Arkadia

Arkadia doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Athens or Kalamata airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Arkadia by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Arkadia

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in Tripoli, Tyros, Astros and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Arkadia hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Arkadia

In order to reach Arkadia without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Athens or Kalamata airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Arkadia

The archaeological sites of Tegaea and Mantineia are a must see when in Tripoli. You can see relics of the Hellenistic theatre, parts of the Agora and altars, in Tegaea, bath complexes and the parliament, all dating back to the Hellenistic and Roman times, in Mantineia, as well as parts of Byzantine settlements and mosaics preserved in churches. In Tegaea you may visit the Archeological Museum where excavated artifacts dating back to the Hellenistic, Geometrical, Archaic Era are exhibited. In Tripoli, the Archaeological Museum contains interesting exhibits, too, while the Museum of War is separated in sections referring to the various eras of war that the Greek nation went through. Some highlight attractions and museums in Arkadia are the luxurious mansion of Herodes Atticus with exquisite sculptures beautiful statues and mosaics with intricate shapes at Eva settlement in Astros, the open air Hydromovement Museum in Dimitsana, the well preserved castle in Karitaina, sample of the French architecture, the monumental bridge of Alfeios River, in Karitaina as well, the ancient city of Megalopolis and the ancient city of Lycosoura with a plethora of relics taking visitors back in time.The enormous number of churches and monasteries which are scattered around the prefecture constitute a whole separate section of Arkadia sightseeing in Greece and will definitely impress visitors with their traditional architecture that varies in such a way making each one of them look special.

Travel tourism information in Arkadia

Tripoli (capital)
•Police:                  +30 2710 223039
•Bus Terminal:      +30 2710 242086
•Hospital:              +30 2710 371700
•Rail Station:         +30 2710 241213
Astros
•Police:                  +30 27550 23333
•Health Center:     +30 27550 22222
Leonidio
•Police:                  +30 27570 22222
•Port Authority:      +30 27570 22387
•Municipality:         +30 27570 22214
•Health Center:      +30 27570 22950
Megalopolis
•Police:                 +30 27910 22222
•Municipality:        +30 27910 22265
•Health Center:     +30 27910 22974
Tyros 
•Police:                 +30 27570 41204


Restaurants and nightlife in Arkadia

If you visit Arkadia you will realize that it is offered for a relaxing time as the number of bars and clubs is rather restricted. However, the bars are very atmospheric and various all-day cafés offer from all kinds of beverages to light snacks during the day and turn up the volume of music at night. Such places can be met mainly in Dimitsana and Vytina, as well as in the seaside settlements, too, where nightlife is vibrant especially during summer time.

On the other hand, if you are food lovers and you prefer to combine an evening out with dinner, try one of the traditional taverns or restaurants offering local and other Greek delicacies. Traditional fish restaurants are rather popular as you move towards the coast. Tripoli includes wider options for night time entertainment and dining, as it is the capital of the prefecture with many more spots where you can spend time with your friends or family during your stay in Arkadia.

Special places of interest in Arkadia

If you are staying at Paralio Astros, there is a number of options among which you will choose the perfect one for you. Apart from the much frequented beach of the settlement, you can have a swim at Atsigganos beach, at the small charming coves towards Ksiropigado and at Agios Andreas Beach.

Leonidio is another area that includes lovely beaches, such as Lakos and Plaka and we suggest that you also visit the cove of Agios Georgios and swim at the beach of Poulithra. If you feel like travelling a bit further, take a dive at the beach of Fokianos Cove, where you will find yourself in a picturesque setting of unparalleled natural beauty.

Finally, the scenic seaside settlement Paralia Tyrou possesses a beautiful beach but the neighbouring fisher’s villages Livadi and Sabatiki have wonderful clean waters, too. You may also swim at Tserfo, Zaritsi, Tigani, Ligeria and Kissakas. Many of the Arcadia beaches are pebbled and swimming in their crystal blue water is considered by many a unique opportunity should not be missed.