Karytaina — The mediaeval village of Arcadia

Karytaina (Καρύταινα), with a long history lost in the mediaeval years, is a hidden treasure in the centre of mountainous Arcadia in the Peloponnese (Greece). Although mountainous Arcadia is generally a favourite weekend getaway for Athenians, Karytaina, 20 km from Stemnitsa (Στεμνίτσα) and 20 km from Megalopolis (Μεγαλόπολις), remains relatively unknown to most and constitutes a unique and historic destination.

Also, Karytaina has been listed as a protected traditional settlement. But it is its unique townscape and the surrounding landscape that have earned Karytaina the moniker “Greek Toledo”.



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