Leonidio, “the safe place” according to Th. Kolokotronis, or the “Garden of Dionysus”, capital of the region of Kinouria, since 1845, is located at the feet of “Tarama” a dominating red mountain that looks like hanging from the sky and protecting the city.
It is characterized as a traditional area with buildings and towers built before 1800.
The residents have kept their place away from the intrusion of tourism and they have maintained their traditions (traditional Easter, Tsakonikos dance) and also their local dialect “Tsakonika”, an ancient language.
The main point of Leonidio is Plaka (4 km), a scenic harbor and a seaside resort with a beautiful beach and traditional restaurants.