Friday, August 21, 2009
Photos from Tsakonia, Kynourias
Tourism has grown in the South-Eastern part of Arcadia from Astros Kynourias to Leonidio Kynourias. Small villages come alive with kids playing in the small yards of the schools, the beaches are full of life, and the elderly finally have someone to talk to. The hard winter in the villages and the life in the Eparhia has attracted all young couples and their families to the cities leaving a ghost town. Leonidio the heart of Tsakonia with about 4500 permanent citizens has grown to over 15,000 in the summer months. The largest attraction in Leonidio is approaching with the Feast of the "Melitzana" at the end of August which attracts all from the various small villages nearby.