Top things to do in Arkadia

Top Choice Greek in Dimitsana


This tiny eatery, 14km southwest of Dimitsana in the village of Panaghia, ticks all the right boxes. Sustainable practices? Tick – the husband-and-wife team collects all wild herbs and cultivates its own produce. Ho…
Museum in Dimitsana

Open Air Water-Power Museum

This excellent little museum is an entertaining romp through the region’s pre-industrial past. It occupies the old Agios Yiannis mill complex, 1.6km south of town (signposted), where a spring-fed stream once supplie…
Greek in Dimitsana

Taverna Margarita

This casual, ultra-typical, family-run taverna in the quaint village of Zatouna is a far cry from the tourist haunts of nearby Dimitsana. The pine decor and souvenir paraphernalia look likes they've been there since…
Greek in Stemnitsa

I Stemnitsa

It may be the only taverna open year-round in Stemnitsa, but you could do worse. Eat inside (enter off the alley to the left of the clock tower) or sit outdoors under giant umbrellas. The local butcher owns the esta…
Wine Bar in Dimitsana

Kato Apo To Roloi

The Under the Clock cafe is the spot to unwind after a day's hiking. Look down at the gorge with a large glass of wine (€3.50) or an expertly mixed cocktail (from €8) in hand.
Steak in Dimitsana

To Kapilio Ton Athonaton

The summer terrace overlooking the gorge, the Tavern of Immortals is sought out by discerning carnivores for its meaty specials – roast lamb, pork chops, locally made sausage…
Cafe in Leonidio

Café Bar 2Porto

Run by a friendly, helpful owner, this trendy bar-cafe doubles as the KTEL bus office. It morphs into a bar in the evenings and is the frappé magnet for the village youth.
Cultural in Leonidio


Combining a love of both melitzana (eggplant) and jazz music (as you would), this arts, food and cultural festival is a fun and colourful three-day annual event.
Greek in Leonidio


The fresher the better. Owner Theodore’s brother-in-law is the fisherman so you eat the catch of the day. Kids can run amok, you can sit on the terrace over the water.
Cafe in Stemnitsa


A kafeneio (coffee house) since 1870, this appealing cafe on the square is a good place to linger over a coffee or glass of wine.