Kyparissia is a beautiful seaside town located on the western coast of the Peloponnese that is off of the usual tourist path. The town itself has only around 5,100 inhabitants, making it an ideal place to sneak away and relax. The region also offers many unique sights for visitors.
Kyparissia’s history dates back to ancient times — it was even mentioned by Homer in the Iliad, as the people of the ancient city built wooden battleships used during the Trojan War!
To the east of the town center, visitors will find the ruins of a fortress, known as the Ancient or Upper Town, which built during the Frankish period.
During the Middle Ages, Kyparissia experienced one of its many name changes, as it was known as Arkadía during this period. The town continued to bear this name until it was destroyed in the Greek War of Independence by Ibrahim Pasha in 1825.
The town was then completely rebuilt and regained its rightful, ancient name of Kyparissia.
Visitors to Kyparissia will find that there are some remains of ancient walls that can be traced around the modern castle. Also, travelers will find some ancient columns located below the castle on the slope of the hill, near the church of Saint George.
Those traveling to Kyparissia are recommended to consider the Apollo Resort Art Hotel. Here, guests will find exceptional customer service amidst a beautiful setting boasting mountain views while being located only 200 meters from the sea!
The resort offers three different room choices, a pool, a massage service, and a restaurant featuring traditional Greek cuisine. And if that isn’t enough to occupy your time, the premises are also home to an Escape Room!