Sights & Location
Holidays for everyone
The Arcadian Village is a quiet area, perfect for relaxing and tranquil holidays. During the summer, there are various cultural events organized by the residents themselves. Apart from the ‘Welcome’ of expatriates and the festivals held every year, there are other theatrical and musical performances, poetry readings, historical events, cantadas, photography exhibitions and much more. There is also a lending library and a cinema club that organizes movie nights at the central square.
Journey through History
The Astros Archaeological Museum is located in the center of the city. A building created in 1985 with significant historical importance, hosts exquisite exhibits. At this building was held the Second National Assembly of Astros in 1823, while later on the Karytsiotis School was located on the premises. In 2008 the Museum closed due to damages caused by an earthquake in Leonidio. Nevertheless, visitors can see some findings in the courtyard, where the National Assembly was held.
Agios Andreas is part of the municipality of North Kynouria, built on the outskirts of a hill near the sea, next to a plain full of olive trees. It is the biggest village of the area and has maintained its tradition throughout the years. In the village there are taverns and beaches with crystal clear waters, suitable for water sports. Travelers can visit the ruins of ancient Anthene and the church dedicated to the Annunciation.
For children and adults
Astros is an ideal destination for a family holiday. It is easily accessible from Athens, and you will find activities suitable for young children. During the summer months the organized beach of Astros is ideal for children who love building sandcastles, while there is a playground, basketball court and a large square. The village’s Cultural Association is also organizing children’s parties, street races, chess, Stratego, Backgammon, and Ping-Pong tournaments, as well as free water tennis lessons.
For sports lovers
In areas near the Arcadian Village, guests can participate in various outdoor activities. The intensity and frequency of hot air in the Astros area create ideal conditions for extreme sports enthusiasts such as Windsurfing and Kite surfing. In Astros and Leonidio you can try climbing. There are trainers who will teach you all their secrets. If you still want to go hiking or cycling, then there are magnificent routes waiting to be discovered.
For nature lovers
If you love nature, mountain and lush landscapes then you will never want to leave North Arcadia. Hiking, mountain climbing and rafting are just some of the activities you can do during your visit. With nature at its best during autumn and spring, many visitors chose to explore the area.
Greece is full of churches and monasteries. Many travelers chose to visit a church or monastery after picking their destination. In Kynouria there are many significant churches and monasteries with the Holy Lucius Monastery being the most characteristic of the area. The monastery is dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Savior and people staying in the nearby areas choose to visit it.