Leonidio Things to Do
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 architecture is greatly influenced by tha of the Aegean islands . Perfectly beautiful .
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 .
I have excellent summer memories from this beach (Aghios Yioryis) in the village Poulithra 7 kms south of Leonidio.
Leonidio Off The Beaten Path
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 .
One more view of Elona .
The monastery is a great place and inspires your religious feelings because of its dramatic location .
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 .