Tsakonian tradition

 

 

The Area and its Traditions

DORIC DIALECT, TRADITIONAL WEAVING ART
Architecture

Architecture

Tsakonia developed its own civilization. Leonidio and the surrounding region are known for their picturesque Tsakonian architecture, which is unique in Arkadia. The down town market and the wonderful manors with their typical gates will take you back in time, in early nineteenth century. The visi ...

The Tsakonian eggplant

The Tsakonian eggplant

The typical local product is the famous Tsakonian eggplant, which is being farmed for many decades now in a traditional way and with a lot of care from the local producers. The Tsakonian eggplant – which grows earlier than the other eggplants – is the only eggplant that tastes sweet thanks to its ...

Traditional Tsaconian Weaving Art

Traditional Tsaconian Weaving Art

The traditional Tsaconian weaving art began in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century - a rug made in 1890 at the Eloni Monastery verifies this - clearly for practical reasons and for earning a living. At the beginning they weaved bags to transport grain from the fields, special bags (tagar ...

The dialect

The dialect

Our language is Tsaconic. Ask and you will be told. Tsaconic is what has survived of ancient Laconic and the only idiom coming from ancient Greek dialects which has remained alive in Greece. The Tsaconic dialect is considered one of the most ancient in the world. Its age and origins were proven ...

The area

The area

Tsakonia is a special area with indigenous inhabitants, perhaps descendants of the Dorians, who kept, as they were isolated, the Doric dialect (Tsakonic), the proud spirit of freedom and their customs. Tsakonia is known for its olives, citrus fruits and abundant vegetables. Its most famous crop, ...