Arcadia - Peloponnese (Greece)

Arcadia (Arkadia). Arcadia is a Greek prefecture in the middle of the Peloponnese.  It borders to the south to the prefectures Lakonia and Messinia, to the east to Ilia, to the north to Achaia and Corinthia and to the west to prefecture Argolida and the Aegean sea (The Argolic Gulf). Arcadia is one of the prefectures that has been inhabited since ancienty.

In Arcadia are many mountains with high peaks and large forests with luxuriant vegetation. It is an unspoilt area, not very well known, full of surprises, almost magical. In the east of Arcadia, at the Argolic Gulf,  are beautiful bays. People traveling in this prefecture, will see a part of Greece, which is apparently unchanged since ancient times. There are many interesting archaeological and historical sites, picturesque villages and also nice seaside tourist resorts.

Capital of Arcadia is the town of Tripoli (Tripolis). It is built at an altitude of 665 meters on a plateau surrounded by several mountain ranges.

The inhabitants of Arcadia would have been the first inhabitants of the Peloponnese. At first they were divided into several tribes, but later they united and founded cities. After their submission was to the Romans (146 AD). the region has never been more of political significance.

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Pylos (Navarino) | Messinia Peloponessos | Foto 93 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Tolo (Tolon) Argolis - Peloponessos Foto 12 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Nafplion - Argolis - Peloponessos - Foto 79 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Kalamata | Messinia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 73 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Xylokastro | Korinthia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 45 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Bij oud Epidavros | Argolis Peloponessos | Griekenland foto 9 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Koilada (Kilada) | Argolis Peloponessos | Griekenland foto 40 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Sparta (Sparti) | Lakonia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Epidavros Argolis - Peloponessos Foto 13 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Poros vanaf Galatas gezien | Argolis Peloponessos | Griekenland | Foto 10 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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Tripolis is the capital of the department of Arcadia. The town is built in the center of a wooded plateau, it is one of the most important agricultural and commercial areas of the Peloponnese. Tripoli is centrally located on the Peloponnese, west of Nafplio and northeast of Kalamata... read more»


Megalopoli literally means "Big City". Megalopolis was founded in 371 BC. Located in the center of the Peloponnese. The main monument is the ancient theater from the fourth century BC... read more»

Sights in prefecture Arcadia

  • The ancient temple of Athena Alea in Tegea, the ruins of the ancient city. The archaic temple dating from the 6th century burned completely in 395 BC , later rebuilt in  350 BC, by the sculptor Scopas. It was an imposing marble structure in Doric style, for which he was also responsible for the sculpture. The foundations are still visible.
  • Mantinea. Of the ancient city are still preserved remnants, mainly from the Hellenistic period: the city wall of the theater, the town hall and the agora (marketplace).
  • Dimitsána, a small picturesque town situated in the valley of the river Lousios. Worth seeing are the Folklore Museum and the Municipal Library.
  • The Palace of Herodes Atticus, close to Doliana.
  • Karytaina is a picturesque town located on the meandering road linking Megalopolis to Pyrgos.
  • Ancient Orchomenos between Levidi and Kandela.
  • The Archaelogical museum of Tripolis
  • The traditional villages Levidi and Vytina
  • The Archeological site of Episkopi where the ancient theatre and two churches dating to the eary Christian era are.
  • Ancient Gortynia where the ruins of the ancient baths and the ancient city are.


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Vytina Arkadia Peloponessos Foto 5 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Tripolis Arkadia Peloponessos Foto 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Vytina Arkadia Peloponessos Foto 3 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Megalopoli Arkadia bij Tripolis Arkadia Peloponessos Foto 3 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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