Leonidio Travel Guide

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Leonidio Things to Do

  • Kastanitsa

    The mountainious interior of Kynouria is a place with deep gorges and mild slopes covered with pine and chesnut forests . In that area are located several beautiful villages . My favourite is Kastanitsa . It is hard to access but it surely worths the try . It is built on 950m above sea level in the middle of a thick chesnut forest but its...

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  • Magical Tyros

    Tyros is another dream summer destination of the area . Just watch the attached pic .. :-)It is also the only place in Kynouria where you can find a developed tourist infrastracture .

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  • Summertime

    I have excellent summer memories from this beach (Aghios Yioryis) in the village Poulithra 7 kms south of Leonidio.

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  • Plaka

    Plaka is a tiny fishing village which is supposed to be the port of the area as it is located just 2 kms from Leonidion . Picturesque isnt it?

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  • Leonidion

    Leonidion (or Leonidio or Leonidi) is the capital of Kynouria . It is a small town built in a narrow valley under huge and very steep red-coloured cliffs, a very impressive site . What is more impressive though is the well-preserved local architecture .

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  • Leonidio

    About 5.000 residents live in this nice town of the prefecture of Arcadia (my father comes from that prefecture). Some buildings are old enough, stones and wood have been used for their construction, they add a traditional tone. The narrow streets of Leonidio make it even more charming...

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  • The Monastery of Panagia (Virgin Mary)...

    The monastery we see today first began to be built in 1809. It is situated at a wonderful landscape, under a big rock of a "wild" environment, reminding something from Meteora...The nuns are friendly and they will welcome you with smiles.

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  • Tyros

    Tyros is another village close to Leonidio, a place where once I had been for vacations with my family, when I was a child (I still remember that... hehe). There are two nice beaches there, try the tsakonian products...

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  • The landscape

    Leonidio has been built near the sea, but rests among steep mountains. It seems so quiet and undefended between them...

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Leonidio Restaurants

  • The world of eggplants...

    The picture had been taken inside one of the best restaurants of the town ("Oneiro"). Try especially the many eggplant recipes made in Leonidio in every taverna, there is a celebration in August about them... That time, thousands of people gather to take part in the festivities (e.x. tsakonian dances) of the Eggplant Festival.

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  • Like a museum...

    Inside the same restaurant, you feel like being in a Folklore Museum, as there are many old items, not only the Kitchen's ones...

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Leonidio Local Customs

  • Midnight...

    That time of the Holy Saturday, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ symbolically is represented by the words of "Hristos anesti" and the reply, "Alithos anesti" ("He has been truly resurrected"), of the priests. You can't imagine what happens all around, in the sky...

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  • A great show, finally...

    The locals make their own balloons and race them, it is a nice tradition for the last 50 years. It will really be unforgettable if you can have the chance and see with your own eyes especially this custom... Have them open!

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  • It happens...

    ...for many minutes, the hot-air balloons are set off all the time, especially when the time for "Hristos anesti" ("Jesus Christ has been resurrected") from the mouth of the priests comes closer...

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Leonidio Off The Beaten Path

  • Mount Parnonas

    A last view of the Parnonas mountainrange . It is called as the "female" mountain because its greatest part is hilly rather than steep, though it reaches the altittude of 2000 m's and is covered by endless forests .

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  • One more view of Elona .

    The monastery is a great place and inspires your religious feelings because of its dramatic location .

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  • The monastery of Elona .

    If you take the road from Leonidion to Kosmas you will drive through a steep and fascinating gorge . The monastery of Elona ( Panagia Elona ) is impressively built inside the red rock .

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