In the heart of the Peloponnese is the area of Orini Arcadia, a region offering amazing opportunities for exploration of the Greek nature, in combination to a pleasant stay in picturesque stone villages.The area contains dramatic hills, stunning gorges and flowing rivers. This, in combination with its traditional villages such as Karytena, Dimitsana and Stemnitsa offer a unique experience of the real cultural Greece. Their charm lies in its cobbled streets and tottering houses that overlook the Lousios Gorge.
Loussios river is where Zeus used to bathe himself! In the spectacular densely vegetated gorge and in the river’s crystal clear waters, we invite you to enjoy rafting and discover the hidden natural paradise of the area. The descent is of 2nd degree of difficulty, starting from Lousios, continuing to Alfios River, and ending to the spectacular bridge of “Koukos”.
Mani, in the south of the Peloponnese is a ragged territory of unique natural beauty. Dominated by massive Mt.Taygetus, it hides stone fortified villages, byzantine churches, castles and citadels. When you set sail for Mani, your path will be full of memories from the honored historical past, reminiscing the uncompromising spirit and pride infused in the air of this land for centuries. Laconian Mani epitomizes the treasured values of times gone by in its stern rock formations and its lucid waters, which is why it an attraction for visitors all year round.
Tradition prevails. It accentuates the numerous traditional town formations, its stone towers and castles, its churches and its well preserved family heirlooms. After all family is the most powerful ingrained backbone of its society. Areopolis, 58 km from Sparta, with its stone-paved roads and its tower-houses, constitutes the trade and administration centre of Mani – here is where the flag signifying the Greek Revolution of 1821 was raised, on March 17.
Not to be missed, is the region of Ancient Olympia in North West Peloponnese, a fertile valley hiding the history of the Olympic Games.