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Kastanitsa is arguably the prettiest village in the Tsakonia region of Mount Parnonas, and among the most beautiful in Greece as a whole
The Lousios gorge is also known as the “Mount Athos of the Peloponnese” on account of the many monasteries that dot its walls: the Timiou Prodromou, Philosophou, Aimyalon, Panagias Kalamiou monasteries, and the Church of St. Andrew in…
There is a small museum at the archaeological site housing small finds as well as part of the cult group, while the remains of the cult statues of Despoina and Demeter are displayed at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
It is one of the most ancient monasteries and today there is only an abbess there.
Approximately in the middle of the route from Leonidio to the village of Kosmas, is the monastery of Elona, dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary.