The small village of Lakones is located 4 km away from Paleokastritsa
, to an altitude of 182 m. It has preserved the old spirit with its stone houses from 18 and 19 century. Getting there on the narrow and steep road gives a bit unpleasant feeling but the view of Paleokastritsa and its bay is getting more and more spectacular as you proceed up. Lakones with its surroundings is also known as Bella Vista
- one of the top 10 views in Europe.
The main road crossing Lakones is too narrow and allows only one-way traffic - there are traffic lights on both ends of the village and sometimes you need to wait for a few minutes. Along the road you will find cafeterias where you can drop by to enjoy the view while drinking your coffee, especially the ones just out of the village on the way to Angelokastro