Sailing Holidays in Notia Kunouria, Myrtoan Sea, Greece

Sailing Holidays in Notia Kunouria

Notia Kynouria is the eastern part of Arkadia. It combines the deep crystal waters of the Argolic gulf with the endless pine and chestnut trees of the Parnonas mountain range. It is characterized by the minimal degree of touristic exploitation and the respect to its unique architecture.

The mountainous interior of Notia Kynouria is a place with deep gorges and mild slopes covered with pine and chestnut forests. In that area several beautiful villages are located.

Leonidion is the capital of Notia Kynouria. It is a small town built in a narrow valley under huge and very steep red-colored cliffs--a very impressive site. What is more impressive though is the well-preserved local architecture. It is the center of Tsakonia region and the tsakonian tradition which is deeply rooted in ancient Greece. It is still represented today by the tsakonian dialect.

Leonidio is famous for its local custom on Easter Sunday, in which,at the stroke of midnight, the sky is lit up by hundreds of multicolored hot air balloons which are rising into the horizon for over thirty minutes before burning out or disappearing.