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Aerial view over Tripoli city, Arcadia and the Metropolitan Church of St. Basil in Greece, Europe/ Photo 249309910 © Pilotf18 |

Arcadia: Land of myths, history, nature and adventure

OVERVIEW Located in the center of the Peloponnese, Arcadia regional unit takes its name from the mythological figure Arcas. In Greek mythology, it was the home of Pan, the god of forests, pastures, flocks, and shepherds.  In modern times, Arcadia is lauded for its heroic fight in the Greek War of Independence. The regional unit is best known…

Dimitsana, Gortynia (Credit: G Da, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Gortynia: Full of natural beauties, traditions and activities

OVERVIEW The municipality of Gortynia in the Arcadia regional unit of Peloponnese, is home to stunning mountainous villages. Each village has its own long history, natural beauty and array of attractions. Picturesque cobbled streets, beautiful stone-built mansions, historic monasteries, Byzantine churches, cultural treasures, mesmerized landscapes, evergreen forests, delicious traditional products and incredibly welcoming people. Below you will…