Arcadia: Villages like Gems – Greece’s Hidden Treasures – An ideal vacation destination

The simplicity and charm of Arcadian villages attract more and more visitors throughout the year.

Gortynia, a lush green region in the Mountains of Arcadia is the home of several charming traditional villages.

This cluster of picturesque gems is the ideal winter, and not only,  destination: the pristine natural environment becomes even more beautiful covered with snow and offers a variety of outdoor activities.

The local architecture, featuring stone, wood and slate rock, is in perfect harmony with the breathtaking surroundings, making this area one of the most picturesque regions in Greece.

The area’s striking geology boasts of wanderlust gorges, one including the tributary of Alfios river, Loussios,  Mylopotamos gorge, across Vytina parting the old village from the new one.

The villages of Vytina, Dimitsana, Lagadia, Magouliana and Valtesiniko, Nymphasia and Vlacherna are just a few of the precious gems of Gortynia, that offer a wide range of activities for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. Trekking lovers can cross the two Gorges or hit the trails that connect the villages through the natunal forests.

Don’t leave Gortynia without visiting magical Ladonas Lake, one of the most beautiful artificial lakes in Greece.

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