Every spot of the village is a picture, a journey to the past but also to the beautiful rural Arcadia with its cool weather during the hot summer period. Villages such Peleta remind us that Greece is not only a beautiful seaside country, but a beautiful rural country as well!

Hiking and Cycling

For all those who love hiking and cycling, there isn’t a more ideal destination than Peleta, since Peleta is a tableland village! During the hiking or cycling in the village neighborhoods, the visitor will make a stop (for sure) at the primary school to see the traditional building, but also to see the nearby small forest – full of pine and oak trees.

Close to the village, there is the plain with the vineyards, from their “blessed” vineyards is produced the famous village wine, since the inhabitants exploit all the things that nature offers. The visitors can taste the local wine in the village’s taverns.

For all those who want to have an overview and to see from above this traditional rural corner of Greece – with its plain with the vineyards, which extends as a natural continuity of the village – they can take the road to the little chapel of Profiti Ilias which is situated on a slope of Parnonas mountain. From above we can also see 2 windmills, outside the village, they are not at use any more, but they give us a picture and they travel us in the era during which the machine hadn’t invaded in our lives.

Day Excursions

The geographical location of Peleta is unique; Peleta is a point of reference of the broader area, since it is situated only a short distance from the rural and the seaside villages of south Kinouria but also from the Eastern Lakonia’s villages. In other words, Peleta gives to the active traveller the opportunity to make day excursions and to meet the most beautiful part of the Southeastern Peloponnese (until town of Monemvasia)


Just a few kilometers away from Peleta, is situated (on a slope of Parnonas mountain) Kounoupia, a village full of spruces, (810 meters) with traditional stone houses and the monastery of Virgin Mary (with religious paintings og Fotis Kontoglou) with icons of the 12th century. Nearby there are the villages Xouni and Vlisidia. Taking the way from Vlisidia, it only takes 25 minutes and you are in the village of Kosmas (1.150 meters). On the way to Leonidion (from Kosmas village), we see the monastery of Virgin Mary Elona: a breathtaking picture!

A unique experience is to take the road Peleta – Kremasti (a beautiful seaside village of Lakonia) that leads to the town of Monemvasia where there is an imposing castle that travels us to the glorious past of Greece!


The competitive advantage of Peleta is not that it combines all the things that mountain can offer (fresh air, cool weather, close to nature) and it is close to the sea as well, but the fact that the sea that the road from Peleta leads us is an earthly paradise! Such a unique paradise, that celebrities from all over the world (more recently Bruce Willis) come to our country to visit, not the famous Greek islands, but this magical placer of south Kinouria: the southernmost edge of the arcadian shore that includes Fokiano beach, Agios Georgios beach and the beach of Poulithra village. God had indeed great inspiration when he created this place!

Taking the road from Peleta (approximately 15 kilometers) – through the traditional villages of Amigdalia and Pigadi – we reach Fokiano beach. Another option would be Agios Georgios beachand Poulithra village beach.Their common characteristics are shingles, crystal – clear water, view of Spetses and Spetsopoula islands, peace, calmness, coexistence with Mother Nature, and Parnonas mountain “embraces”, protects them, and at extension coexist all the earth elements!

Going back to Peleta, you have the chance to meet the north side of Poulithra village with the traditional stones houses and to have a panoramic view of the village, as you come back to Peleta. Reaching Pirgoudi (Tsoumos) – a tiny village, 4 kilometers before Peleta – make a stop and enjoy the magical view : Poulithra, a painting, a piece of art with the signature of its creator!

Στο εσωτερικό του ναού υπάρχουν ρώσικες εικόνες που στάλθηκαν ως δωρεά κατά την περίοδο του 12ου αιώνα, τότε που η Κουνουπιά ήταν το κεφαλοχώρι της περιοχής και προφανώς είχε εμπορικές συναλλαγές με την Ρωσία.
Πιθανότατα δε, να εμπορευόταν μετάξι, κάτι που μαρτυρούν οι αιωνόβιες μουριές που σώζονται ακόμη στην περιοχή. Οι εικόνες που δωρήθηκαν στο ναό, τις φιλοτέχνησε ο αγιογράφος Βλαδίμηρος, υπεύθυνος για τμήμα της αγιογράφισης της εκκλησίας του Κιέβου και της Αγίας Σοφιάς.

Σήμερα το μαρμάρινο τέμπλο του ναού, διαθέτει εξαίρετες αγιογραφίες φιλοτεχνημένες από τον σπουδαίο αγιογράφο και συγγραφέα Φώτη Κόντογλου.


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