Arcadia (Greek: Αρκαδία, Arkadía) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Peloponnese. It is situated in the central and eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. It takes its name from the mythological figure Arcas. In Greek mythology, it was the home of the god Pan. In European Renaissance arts, Arcadia was celebrated as an unspoiled, harmonious wilderness.
Arcadia, to the very heart of the Peloponnese, where Greece's fourth largest prefecture will impress you with its nature and heritage. Nature abounds here, as Arkadia – or Arcadia – is considered a haven for eco-tourists and hikers. The area has even left its mark on European art and literature, such as Nicolas Poussin's paintings dubbed Et in Arcadia Ego.