Arcadia is the largest prefecture in Peloponese. There are beautiful areas mountainous land of rivers, running streams, deep gorges, medieval castles, Byzantine churches and monasteries, traditional villages and ancient cities and for skiing in the wintertime and hiking all year long due to its mild winters.
Also magnificent and clean beaches to visit. The oldest archaeological findings of the area are dated from the second half of the 2nd millennium BC. The historical course of Arcadia continues in the Homeric Age (1000 BC), the Classical Greece (4th-5th centuries BC), the Roman and, then, the Byzantine Ages, and, of course, in Ottoman Empire. Apart from the recent history/ Turkish domination, during these eras different regions in Arcadia were flourishing, leaving a rare legacy to future generations.Tripoli is the capital city, one of the most historic places in Peloponese. The main regions of prefecture Arcadia are Astros, Tripoli, Tyros.
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