Arcadia is an administrative and geographical region in the central part of Peloponnese. Most part of it is mountainous and the mountains of Arcadia are often mentioned in Greek mythology. The region includes both high mountains (with a ski resort) and a seaside area with blue pebbled beaches. Arcadia is believed to be a great place for ecotourism and hiking.
Most of the mountainous villages are worth to see as their architecture is traditional and well preserved. Some of the most visited among them are Stemnitsa, Dimitsana, Kastanitsa and Karytaina. Karytaina has also an old castle and old Frankish bridge which are worth to see. Other interesting sights are the monasteries like Agios Ioannis Prodromos (near Stemnitsa) and Agios Nikolaos Sintzas (near Leonidio). Capital of Arcadia is the town of Tripoli.
The largest villages in the coastal area of the region are Leonidio, Tyros, Poulithra and Astros.