Historic Arcadia (Greek: Αρκαδία, Arkadía) is one of the prefectures of the Peloponnese. It is situated in the central and eastern parts of the Peloponnese peninsula. It takes its name from the mythological figure Arcas.
Leonidio, Sampatiki, Pragmatefti, Melana, Tyros, and Poulithra, are all villages of South Kynouria – Coastal Arcadia, built on the shores of the Myrtoon Sea below Mount Parnonas. Areas full of monuments from every period of Peloponnesian history, and natural beauties such as mountains, forests, rivers, and caves surrounded by beautiful beaches combining mountains and sea. These areas are close to archaeological sites, and Leonidio is considered the climbing capital of the Peloponnese, ideal for climbing and hiking, now turning this place into an all-year-round destination. The easy access by car from Athens, Tripoli, Argos, and Kalamata (charter from Europe – Kalamata airport), and the regular connection by bus from Athens, Tripoli and Argos should be counted to the advantages of this place. There are all the necessary shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, police and fire departments, private doctors of various specialties, and health center (as well as connection with the major hospitals of Sparta, Tripoli, Argos, and Nafplio), offering security and autonomy to the residents and the guests.
The uniqueness of the Red Rock, the Myrtoon Sea, the beaches, the special traditional element, the cost of living, and the beautiful weather make Coastal Arcadia an attractive place all year long! A lot of foreigners choose Coastal Arcadia villages for home office or/and retirement as it is a very unique, traditional, and tranquil place offering everything but in a more “local” style.
With the already existing Tourism that these areas had for the Summer, the famous Easter, the Europeans who are buying houses here for retirement, etc., and the climbing/hiking visitors, Coastal Arcadia has now 12 months per year of tourism and is offering all kinds of services!