Leonidio & around

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Leonidio & around

Food scene
A nice chance to visit one of the old villages on the slopes of Parnon Mt. with great views towards the Aegean. Nice food, too!
Restaurant The Konatsi
A nice chance to visit one of the old villages on the slopes of Parnon Mt. with great views towards the Aegean. Nice food, too!
Nice stop on your way to Leonidio, honest kitchen with fish options and nice, cold waters if you're up for a swim on the adjacent beach.
Ταβέρνα Τσέρφος
Nice stop on your way to Leonidio, honest kitchen with fish options and nice, cold waters if you're up for a swim on the adjacent beach.
The best option in the area for amazing local dishes and fish. Good variety of beers. Make a reservation ahead.
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Myrtoon
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The best option in the area for amazing local dishes and fish. Good variety of beers. Make a reservation ahead.
Decent choice for a food stop if you're exploring the area by car.
Η Συνάντηση
Decent choice for a food stop if you're exploring the area by car.
The only choice for dinner at the village, opt for roasted lamb, boiled greens, fresh fries and the local cheese bread.
Karabítēs
The only choice for dinner at the village, opt for roasted lamb, boiled greens, fresh fries and the local cheese bread.
Nice, cosy pizza place with accompanying local dishes. Make a reservation ahead for a table at the nice terrace.
Restaurant-Pizzeria "In LEONIDIO"
Nice, cosy pizza place with accompanying local dishes. Make a reservation ahead for a table at the nice terrace.
The meeting point of the rock-climbing crowd, small but worthy menu with vegan choices. Very cool vibe and the right spot to buy organic supplies.
Panjika Cooperative
The meeting point of the rock-climbing crowd, small but worthy menu with vegan choices. Very cool vibe and the right spot to buy organic supplies.
Really old fish tavern, great especially for dinner with tables at the small harbour front.
Fisherman's Tavern
Really old fish tavern, great especially for dinner with tables at the small harbour front.
City/town information
Paleochori is a small, old village on the slopes of Mt Parnon, at an altitude of 850m above sea that is now permanent home of just a bunch of shepherds and their families. However during Easter and Summer break, the place becomes busier with the younger generations preserving their ancestors' homes as vacation houses.
Paleochori
Paleochori is a small, old village on the slopes of Mt Parnon, at an altitude of 850m above sea that is now permanent home of just a bunch of shepherds and their families. However during Easter and Summer break, the place becomes busier with the younger generations preserving their ancestors' homes as vacation houses.
Small fishing harbour on the shore, great for swimming when too windy or if you want to feel safer with kids.
Sampatiki
Small fishing harbour on the shore, great for swimming when too windy or if you want to feel safer with kids.
Historic village at an altitude of over 1000m above sea. Great views and worthy local sweets, try the walnut pie or the traditional baclava under the huge plane trees.
Kosmas
Historic village at an altitude of over 1000m above sea. Great views and worthy local sweets, try the walnut pie or the traditional baclava under the huge plane trees.
Beaches
A good alternative to the most well-known nearby beaches. Pebble, organised.
Paralia Tigani
A good alternative to the most well-known nearby beaches. Pebble, organised.
Bars and Cafes
Located at the village square, open only during summer, this cafe offers coffee, cocktails and some local sweets.
New Era
Located at the village square, open only during summer, this cafe offers coffee, cocktails and some local sweets.
The best coffee in town, also a nice spot to hang out for a beer or early drink at the small terrace across the main street.
Agoni Coffee lovers {Αγκωνή}
The best coffee in town, also a nice spot to hang out for a beer or early drink at the small terrace across the main street.
Sightseeing
Old monastery build in a cave on the hinge of a cliff, breathtaking views.
Monastery Elonas
Old monastery build in a cave on the hinge of a cliff, breathtaking views.
This abandoned monastery is now being renovated, it's still worth a stop when exploring the area by car.
Ιερά Μονή Ταξιαρχών Μουράς
This abandoned monastery is now being renovated, it's still worth a stop when exploring the area by car.

City advice

Customs & culture
Local idiom "tsakonika"
Notice the directional signs around Leonidio that are written in greek but also in the local idiom "tsakonika" that hails from ancient greek and very few people still use it.