"Tsakonia region, deeply greek..." Leonidio by AndyRG

Leonidio Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 35 photos

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Leonidio is 210 km south of Athens. It belongs to the prefecture of Arcadia, near the borders with the prefecture of Laconia. It is the centre 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 the custom with the balloons during the Easter, one of the best in Greece that period...

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  • Last visit to Leonidio: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated May 19, 2003
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  • dlandt's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    I work with a guy whose father emigrated from Leonidi, says it is where Leonides of the 300 came from.

  • Aggeliki's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 1:38 PM

    Totally greek place, totally greek page, totally AndyRG's photos!!!

  • mardaska's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2003 at 1:57 AM

    You brought back memories of childhood’s holidays....

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2003 at 7:15 PM

    I hope those homeowners have their insurance paid up in case one of those fiery balloons falls down on 'em.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2003 at 6:04 AM

    Great description of interesting local custom!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2003 at 7:10 AM

    What a great spectacle. Cool photos.

  • May 26, 2003 at 12:52 PM

    I saw this balloon custom in Atalanti too!At night time they look like u.f.o.!

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2003 at 11:36 AM

    The tradition of the hot air balloons is quite beautiful! Leonidion has a great tradition! Thanks for sharing that with us!

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