Are you a fan of Greek beaches, long stretches of sand or maybe the mountainous terrain of the mainland? Do you enjoy summer or wintertime, so as to discover the hidden treasures of a lovely 365-day destination? No matter the answer, Peloponnese always delivers what has been anticipated. To that end, we have created a small guide featuring the top 3 stops in Arcadia for you to consider adding to your itinerary. Mark our words on that!
First stop is none other than Agia Theodora Vasta chapel. This is indeed a miraculous church, unlike anything you have ever seen. The most striking thing about Agia Theodora Vasta is the fact that there are 17 maple trees growing from the roof. And if you are thinking, where are their roots, then you will be left wondering! The truth is that only one root appears upon entering the chapel. According to the locals, these trees represent the age of Agia Theodora when she became a martyr. The scenery is mystical and breathtaking, for sure.
Moving on with our top 3 stops in Arcadia, we meet the mountain village of Dimitsana. Built where Lousios Gorge begins, this village holds an exceptional medieval character and offers a truly remarkable getaway. Set at an altitude of nearly 1,000 meters above sea levels, you will admire the picturesque houses with the red tiles, the secluded monasteries and the quiet neighborhoods. Have a sip of Greek coffee over some delicious spoon sweets and take in that fresh air, mixed with fragrant herbs and flowers.
Finally, we should not neglect to include Lousios Gorge hiking trail along with two of the most famous monasteries in Peloponnese. You definitely be amazed at the Prodromou Monastery, the old and new Philosophou monasteries. Prodromou monastery literally seems to be floating on the cliffs. The edgy surroundings, the mystical atmosphere, the unspoiled nature are all elements adding to its beauty. And then, climbing up the stairs to get to the old (or ancient) Philosophou monastery is an experience on its own.