The municipality of North Kynouria covers the western
part of the Province of Arcadia County with the same
name. It is founded in virtue of the law 2539/4.12.97,
known as "Ioannis Kapodistrias" law. It is
the second in size among the municipalities of Greece;
it has 575.680 km2 in extent and consists of 26 Municipal
Departments as well as of 40 settlements.
The borders of N. Kynouria are with Argolis and Laconia.
Part of it is by the Gulf of Argolis, and its borders
meet the recently founded municipalities of Tegea,
Apollon and Corithio. The capital seat of the Municipality
is located at Astros. Its population, according to
the census of 1991, is 15 178 inhabitants.
What the visitor of our region can surely notice
is the succession of mountainous and field areas,
a harmonious combination of mountain and sea view,
the succession of the blue and green colors, as well
as the fact of a great natural beauty offering unique
experiences and relaxation opportunities.
The villages in the plains of our municipality are
laying harmonically in the olive-groves, touching
the eternal blue of the Argolic gulf limpid water;
though, the mountain villages spread among the green
chestnuts, firs and pines, tracing strokes of indelible
plasticity on the sublime and hospitable Parnon.
Parnon, being the biggest mountain range of Peloponnese,
leads from the center, that is the Tripoli plateau,
to Cavo-Malias, dividing the areas of Arcadia and
Laconia. Its length is about 70 kms and its highest
summit, Big Tourla, which is situated between Ag.
Petros and Kastanitsa, reaches 1 936 meters above
the sea level.
The seaside vacation centers, Paralion Astros, Xiropigado,
Portes Meligous, Vervena Coast and Ag. Andreas Coast,
as well as the beautiful mountainous traditional villages,
being under state protection, Ag.Petros, Ayiannis,
Doliana, Vervena, Kastanitsa, Kastri, Platanos and
Prastos, offer even to the most hard to please visitor
a great number of satisfying alternatives.
The amazingly beautiful beaches of the area are limpid
and ideal for swimming; likewise the switchback ways
are a great alternative solution for those who prefer
to get with the forest and its relaxing calmness.