Travel guide

Lagadia


General info

 

 

Welcome to Lagadia...

Just 215 km. from Athens away, is the serenity of natural beauty lays the village Lagadia (Glens). Lagadia or “the hanging village of Peloponnese” is located near the Tripolis- Pyrgos Highway, approximately one hour far from Tripolis (capital of the Prefecture Arcadia) and just a little further from Pyrgos (capital of the Prefecture Ilia). Picturesque stone houses, built amphitheatrically on a full- of- green slope of the mountain “Mainalo”, at an altitude of 1000 m, gurgling waters and a forest full of Walnut and Sycamore trees composes a landscape of incomparable beauty. Lagadia consists of 18 districts, and are divided into two neighbourhoods, the “Lower” and the “Upper” Machala. These two neighbourhoods vary not only in the altitude on which they are built but also in sceneries and climate. The Lower neighbourhood is built in a green gully which crosses the “Touthoas” River. The Upper neighbourhood stands even higher than the Lower one, among Chestnut and Sycamore trees, with a panoramic view to the surrounding area, the mountain “Gortyniaka” and the endless green scenery that changes in endless white during the winter months. Lagadia is not only an important chapter in the album of Greek- destinations, but it is also an important chapter in the History of Greece.

 

In the past…

The history of Lagadia goes back to antiquity, when on the current location of the town, a city named “Teuthis” was established. Through Teuthis passed the famous road leading straight to Olympia. All people from Peloponnese followed this way to reach Olympia and attend the Olympic Games. The landmark for the area is the period of the Greek revolution in the year 1821, when the eminent personalities of the Deligiannis family played a catalytic role in the liberation struggle and later on the administration of Greece. Two Prime Ministers, Theodore and Nicholas Deligiannis, and many more such as Kanellos Deligiannis, G. Theofilopoulos, Thanasis and Michalis Kintzios, etc. were born and raised in Lagadia. We cannot ignore of course, the contribution of the workmen from Lagadia who helped during the liberation struggles with the construction of various fortresses in the Peloponnese.

 

Nowadays…

In Lagadia the traditional architecture is combined harmonically with the modern and newly built accommodations. Accommodation options are numerous and the visitor can choose between hostels, hotels and rooms- for- rent depending on their preferences. The picturesque village of Lagadia is also an ideal starting point either for nearby excursions or for farther ones. The visitor can start a daily excursion to the settlements of the municipality of Lagadia, such as “Lefkochori”,” Fouskari” and of course the impressive “Ladon” Dam. For the more adventurous visitors there is an off road path next to the Lake. A certainly good choice is also a trip to the beautiful villages Dimitsana and Stemnitsa.

Sight seeing

If you happen to come by or stay in this beautiful city, then
you can visit:

 

  • the house of the “Deligiannis” family. A historic house in the Upper neighbourhood of the settlement with relics and rare objects that belonged to the family of dignitaries Deligiannis

  • the sacred Temple of “Taxiarches” located on the “Platia Iroon” (Heroes ' square) 

  • the Castle of “Akoba” which was built in 1250 by Geoffroi de Villehardouin

  • the “Ladon” Lake which offers a rare aquatic landscape with many attractions and interesting images. In recent years there are various activities developed in the region such as trekking, kayak and sailing

  • the stone buildings of the region ( houses, mansions, churches, schools, bridges and fountains) which all of them are original samples of the work of the famous stone craftsmen of Lagadia.

How to go

By car:

Lagadia is situated at a distance of 215 km from Athens. Once you get on Attiki Odos (towards Elefsina), continue your trip on the national highway Athens- Corinth (approximately 80 km/40-50 min ride). Leave Corinth behind and follow the way to Tripolis. After the tunnel of Artemision, at “Nestanis” toll, turn right and follow the signs towards Lagadia- Vytina. The distance from there to Lagadia is approximately 66 more kilometres.

 

Total travel time : 150 – 170 minutes

 

By Bus:

There are daily itineraries from Athens to Lagadia. The departure point is at the main bus station of Athens. (KTEL Busses Kifisos - Kifissou 100, on the national road of Athens).

 

For more information please call:

KTEL Busses Athens : ☎  (+30) 210 5134575

KTEL Busses Lagadia (Tripolis) : ☎  (+30) 2710 222560

 

By Train:

OSE Train Station Athens : ☎  (+30) 210 5240646

OSE Train Station Tripolis : ☎  (+30) 2710 222402

 

For more information and itineraries, please visit the following websites:

http://www.proastiakos.net/ and http://www.ose.gr/

Useful telephones

 

Police Station Lagadia : (+30) 27950 43333


Taxi Station Lagadia : (+30) 27950 22619


Drugstores Lagadia : (+30) 27950 43603


Post office Lagadia : (+30) 27950 43222


Bank (ATM - Vytina) : (+30) 27950 22953


Citizen Service Centre (KEP) Lagadia : (+30) 27950 43169


Municipality Offices Lagadia : (+30) 27950 43211


Fire Department Lagadia : (+30) 199


Hospital/Health Center Lagadia : (+30) 27950 43214

Distances

Distance from the city of Lagadia to:

Athens

205 km

Thessaloniki   

696 km

Piraeus

210 km

Larisa

547 km 

Volos

520 km 

Ioannina

376 km 

Zakynthos

154 km 

Pylos

147 km 

Kalamata

108 km

Nafplio

113 km 

Patras

148 km 

Sparti

128 km 

Corinth

127 km 

Igoumenitsa

442 km

Pyrgos

75 km