Tsakonian tradition



pirgos tsikalioti

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 visitor may admire the architecture of Leonidio and the surrounding villages’ manors even in our days. There are high stone buildings with wooden balconies painted in bright colors (blue, yellow and titian), slate roofs and walnut shutters.