The region of Arcadia lies at the heart Greece’s holiday mecca, the Peloponnese. Regularly cited as having the most beautiful landscapes in the whole of Greece, Arcadia is also one of the oldest, and you could be forgiven for thinking that the hands of time have passed the region without much affect! This really is a region which has something to offer every visitor, and there are never two Arcadia holidays the same, as visitors to the region will not be able to choose between the numerous mountain hikes, historical monuments and secluded beaches in Arcadia.
The numerous mountains of Arcadia are a huge draw for lovers of the great outdoors. Visitors who enjoy walking, trekking and mountaineering fall over themselves to try to find accommodation in Arcadia during much of the year, as the spectacular scenery is crossed with paths and trails, many of which take you to ancient cities, Byzantine Churches and Frankish forts which adorn the skyline.
The coastal stretch of Arcadia is perfectly designed for beach holidays, with the Gulf of Argos consisting of a chain of carved bays and windswept peninsulas. You can choose between popular sand beaches, secluded rock beaches and mud beaches (the full body mud packs at Nea Kios are reported to have healing properties for the skin).
Xiropigado is a wonderful seaside resort in Arcadia, close to both sandy coves and pebble beaches. Many people taking Arcadia accommodation will visit the village as an antidote to the frenzied lifestyle of many of the Greek resorts and larger cities. Xiropigado is an extremely natural place to be, where you can eat freshly produced ingredients, swim in the sea or go hiking in the mountains, all totally unspoilt by the speed and ease of modern life.
Argos, the oldest continually inhabited town in the whole of Europe, is an essential place to visit during your stay in Arcadia accommodation. Surrounding the town are ancient treasures, from palaces to fortresses, which tell the tale of over 5,000 years of occupation. However, Argos is not only for those who love items from years gone by. There is a very healthy shopping area in Argos too.
Levidi is the ideal holiday destination for serious walkers. Located high in the mountains, Arcadia holiday homes in Levidi are the base for some of the best mountain trekking.
Temperatures in summer are extremely warm, with average temperatures remaining around 30°C from June until the end of August. In winter, temperatures are much colder, but are still around 10°C.
Flights to Arcadia arrive into Athens International Airport (ATH), and from the airport, you must take either a hire car or public bus to your holiday home. Flights arrive into Athens from across the whole of the UK.