The Arcadian capital Tripoli is well known for its beautiful city square, neoclassical buildings and green groves. It is also a convenient “base” for travellers who seek to discover the archaeological wonders and natural beauty which surround the city.
What to visit
- Aris’ Square: One of the largest and most beautiful squares in Greece. With the statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, hero of the War of Independence, in its epicenter, the square is surrounded by beautiful neoclassical buildings, including the the courthouse. * The home of Poet Kostas Karyotakis: The house has been restored and now hosts the administrative offices of the University of Peloponnese.
- The Archaeological Museum: It is housed in a wonderful structure designed by Ernest Chiller and it includes numerous treasures of the Arcadian antiquity. * Deligianni’s Pedestrian street and Petrinou Square: where many bazaars are organized. * Tegea archaeological site: Tegea’s excavation findings and its vast history are presented in a fantastic and modern style, Tegea’s Archaeological Museum. * Valtetsi: Well known for two battles that took place here during the first year of the Greek Revolution of 1821.
- Kapsia Cave: The quarter mile long cave is considered of the 10 most remarkable caves in Greece. Just about a mile away from Kapsia village, the cave boasts magnificent colors, shapes and complexes, created by stalactites and stalagmites.
- Aghia Fotini Church: About 7.5 miles from Tripoli, on the border with the prefecture of Argolis, this church stands out for its original architecture, which includes a combination of various styles, from traditional Greek to Byzantine architecture. Its hagiographical decoration refers to the classical antiquity. The temple itself is constructed in such a way that harmoniously marries Byzantine, ancient Greek and Egyptian elements of architecture.
- Aghia Theodora chapel in Basta. A small picturesque temple, and on its roof you’ll find 17 (!) trees. At the same time, water trickles from its foundations. It is, indeed a real miracle of nature that is sure to impress every visitor.
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