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Prefecture of Arcadia Things to Do: 23 reviews and 79 photos

  Leonidio viewpiont and shrine
by nickandchris
 
 

We have always found Leonidio to be incredibly noisy with motorbikes and scooters zooming in every direction. The streets narrow down and the traffic copes noisily. Sitting at a cafeneon you get a ringside seat, watching buses squeeze by and traffic jams forming.
However, it's a traditional working market town, surrounded by rich agricultural land.
. Plenty of drinking and eating places and shops.
Leonidio is spectacularly situated, an inland town, hemmed in by massive red cliffs at the mouth of the Badron Gorge. We have never seen any water in the river, but I expect it's pretty spectacular in full flow.
The port for Leonidio is at Plaka,some 4km. south.
One of the most poignant memories of Leonidio for me is the shrine (built in a ruined tower) to a son in his 20's, who died in 1949 I think, just outside the village, enroute to Kosmas. There are photos of him in forces uniform. Very moving.

Directions: Between Tirou and Poulithra, on the east .

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  • Written Jun 23, 2005
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