Arcadia, Adventure Ecotourism Destination

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Arcadia, Adventure Ecotourism Destination
 
Arcadia, Adventure Ecotourism Destination for nature lovers all year around is  located in the center of the Peloponnese, while its southeastern end reaches the sea. Among the steep slopes of Mt. Mainalo in the Peloponnese, nestles the mountain villages of  Dimitsana, Stemnitsa and Vytína. Here, the Greek Revolution of 1821 against the Turks actually began, hence it is a place synonymous with legendary heroes, fierce battles and glorious achievements.
Arcadia, Adventure Ecotourism Destination  is easy accessible.  Thanks to its proximity to Athens and its striking beauty the area is one of the most popular winter destinations in Greece. Dimitsána village overlooks the Lousios River, valley and the plains of Megalopoli, Dimitsána is nicely surrounded by snow covered mountain tops . Among  its most famous sights are the six remaining legendary Gunpowder Mills that used to produce gunpowder for the Revolutionary War, the Monasteries of Philosophou and Timiou Prodromou, the archaeological site of Gortyna and the houses of heroes of the Revolution.
The village of Stemnitsa is a typical traditional Arcadian settlement set that boasts grand stone mansions, Byzantine churches, cobblestone paths, a beautiful square and an interesting Folklore Museum.
Vytina, the most popular tourist destination in Arcadia, is situated among the slopes of Mt. Mainalo, and is famous for its unique architecture. During the the Revolutionary War, Vytína used to be an important centre for the textile industry which faced the rage of the Turks many times and the village was burned down on 7 occasions!
Arcadia, Adventure Ecotourism Destination offers a variety of adventure activities. The rafting lovers are invited to go down the Lousios River; trekking fans can follow  the mountain trails or glide down snowy mountain slopes at Mainalo ski resort, an ultra modern ski centre with first-class facilities.
Visitors should visit the Open Air Water-Power Museum in Dimitsána,, they can stroll around the picturesque district of Kastro in Stemnitsa, take in an amazing view of the Margaritsa Gorge sprawling below and visit the Folklore Museum.

Impressive stone mansions turned into cosy family run guesthouses or first-class hotels offer a wide range of facilities and a cozy relaxing atmosphere. Famous local products the visitors can taste or buy are sweet-smelling honey, crunchy nuts, fresh dairy products, delicious local cheese or healing herbal infusions.
Arcadia, Adventure Ecotourism Destination for all year around and for all ages, is a place that ecotourism, nature culture and adventure activities funs love.  Visit Arcadia, Mt  Menalo  any time and soon you will become an  one of Arcadia’s funs forever.  


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