Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Arkadian Mountains

On the morning of March 15, we drove through The Arkadian Mountains as we made our way from Nauplia to Olympia.

In the heart of The Peloponnese, The Arkadian Mountains provide the most beautiful interior landscapes to be found in Greece. Mountains, high peaks, forests and flourishing vegetation conjoin with ancient towns and villages settled upon hilltops and nestled in valleys, allowing visitors to experience Greece much as it was two and three thousand years ago. The region has been virtually unchanged since Antiquity.

The Arkadians are believed to be the oldest inhabitants of The Peloponnese. Arkadian civilization prospered until the region was subjugated by Rome in 146 B.C., after which Arkadia fell into decline, a decline from which the region has never recovered.

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