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Arcadia - Peloponnese (Greece)

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

In Arcadia there 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 travelling 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.

Photo Gallery Arcadia - Photos of Peloponnese

Vytina Arcadia Peloponnese Photo 2 - Photo JustGreece.com Arcadian Port | Messenia Peloponnese | Photo 3 - Photo JustGreece.com Arcadian Port | Messenia Peloponnese | Photo 7 - Photo JustGreece.com Arcadian Port | Messenia Peloponnese | Photo 1 - Photo JustGreece.com Vytina Arcadia Peloponnese Photo 1 - Photo JustGreece.com Arcadian Port | Messenia Peloponnese | Photo 11 - Photo JustGreece.com Arcadian Port | Messenia Peloponnese | Photo 5 - Photo JustGreece.com Vytina Arcadia Peloponnese Photo 5 - Photo JustGreece.com Tripolis Arcadia Peloponnese Photo 1 - Photo JustGreece.com Arcadian Port | Messenia Peloponnese | Photo 12 - Photo JustGreece.com Arcadian Port | Messenia Peloponnese | Photo 2 - Photo JustGreece.com Arcadian Port | Messenia Peloponnese | Photo 4 - Photo JustGreece.com Vytina Arcadia Peloponnese Photo 3 - Photo JustGreece.com Tripolis Arcadia Peloponnese Photo 2 - Photo JustGreece.com Arcadian Port | Messenia Peloponnese | Photo 9 - Photo JustGreece.com

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Tripolis

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

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 early Christian era are.
  • Ancient Gortynia where the ruins of the ancient baths and the ancient city are.
     

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee

Average temperature Arcadia
January
10.2°C
February
105.0°C
March
12.2°C
April
15.2°C
May
19.8°C
June
24.1°C
July
26.6°C
August
26.8°C
September
23.4°C
October
19.0°C
November
14.7°C
December
11.6°C


Foto's Arcadia - Arcadia in beeld

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

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