Photographer's Note

Photo taken in Leonidio-Plaka- March 2009

Leonidio (Greek: Λεωνίδιο) is a municipality in Arcadia, Greece.
Leonidio, with a population of 6,294 (according to the 2001 census), emerges from a spectacular landscape, bound by two abrupt mountainsides enclosing the town from the north and south. The River Dafnon passes through the town, and its banks are linked with three bridges. The town is capital of the Tsakonia region, notable for its cultural and linguistic particularities, and the settlement itself offers striking and picturesque architecture; now a protected architectural site, there are very strict regulations for building within the town's limits.

Plaka is the picturesque port of Leonidio, situated 4km from the town. It functions mainly with the help of tourism (gas and water are supplied), but a small fishing fleet is also to be found; a well-regarded beach lies 4km across the shore. The port takes in a number of taverns and bars immediately adjacent to the sea, while every August, it also hosts the "Tsakonian Eggplant Festival", attracting well-known chefs from across Europe and achieving ever-growing popularity.


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  • Copyright: shama mass (shama) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 9 N: 14] (149)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-03-14
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-03-23 5:32
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