Arcadia is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Peloponnese. It is situated in the central and eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. It takes its name from the mythological figure Arcas. In Greek mythology, it was the home of the god Pan. In European Renaissance arts, Arcadia was celebrated as an unspoiled, harmonious wilderness. Inspired by this Arcadian beauty, the painter Poussin ( depicted in his painting, "Et in Arcadia ego", the image of a bucolic landscape. The capital of Arcadia, Tripolis, is located 157 kilometers south of Athens, in the center of Peloponnese easily accessible through the national highway Corinth-Tripoli. Arcadia is indicated both for winter and summer tourism, and the area's infrastructure can satisfy all tastes. Arcadia has a ski resort on Mount Mainalo, located about 20 km NW of Tripoli. Other mountains of Arcadia are the Parnon in the southeast and the Lykaion in the west. The climate consists of hot summers and mild winters in the eastern part, the southern part, the low-lying areas and the central area at altitudes lower than 1,000 m. The area primarily receives rain during fall and winter months in the rest of Arcadia. Winter snow occurs commonly in the mountainous areas for much of the west and the northern part, the Taygetus area, the Mainalon.

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