The municipality of Voreia Kynouria is located in the eastern part of the regional unit, between the northwestern shores of the Argolic Gulf and northern Laconia. Astros is the seat of municipality, which is the largest in Arcadia and has the greatest number of communities and settlements.
The panoramic view from Astros includes portions of the promontory protecting the harbor, and the western and the southern portion of Argolis, except for the most low-lying areas. This view sometimes includes the shoreline communities, but these can only be seen on clearer days. The western portion of the island of Spetses is only occasionally visible.
Paralio Astros, the port serving the inland town, possesses beaches and a harbor, which can accommodate small ships. The castle located on the south summit of the hill called "Nissi" was built in the medieval period and was later remodeled as a strong defensive complex. In the 18th century, the three Zapheiropoulos brothers, merchants living abroad, returned to their home town to fight for the Greek revolution and built their houses inside the castle.
The seaside vacation centers, such as, Paralion Astros, Xiropigado, Portes Meligous, Vervena Coast and Agios Andreas Coast, as well as the beautiful mountainous traditional villages, under state protection, such as, Ag. Petros, Ayiannis, Doliana, Vervena, Kastanitsa, Kastri, Platanos and Prastos, provide a multitude of options to the most demanding of visitors.
The amazingly beautiful beaches of the area are limpid and ideal for swimming; likewise the switchback trails are a great alternative solution for those who prefer to get with the forest and its relaxing calmness.
Further along from Astros, an area covered in olive, lemon and orange groves you reach Paralio Astros, a pebbled beach with crystal clear waters that attracts thousands of visitors. The fish tavernas, bars and coffee shops as well as the hotels on the coast will satisfy your every need.