During your accommodation in Marion Apartments,there are many beautiful places you can visit.A majestic characteristic of the area is that in endless kilometers of coast you can find all types of beach covered with thick golden sand, with pines or mountain at the background, with sun beds and cafes, isolated or not.

The typical Mediterranean climate of the area is ideal for holidays all year round as it combines sandy beaches with the wild nature of mountainous Ilia. Starting from Marion Apartments you can meet the whole region of Ilia such as Ancient Ilida, the city which organized the Olympic Games, Folois forest with its acorns, Ancient Olympia and Chlemoutsi castle stretching to the limits of Ilias plain, and much more!

 

Ancient Olympia

One of the most important sanctuaries of humanity, dedicated to gods’ father, Olympian Zeus. Olympia is the place where Olympic Games were born and held during antiquity. The sanctuary of Olympia stretches at the southern foothill of the forested hill of Kronion, between Alpheios and Kladeos River. A place which is identified with the ideals of sportsmanship and peace which were forging the unity of the ancient Greek world for many centuries

 

Ancient Ilis

Ancient Ilida is the city of Olympic Games. Ilis was welcoming and hosting the athletes and their escorts who participated at the Olympic Games, who were obliged to stay there certain period of time before the Olympic Games started. The athletes were practicing at the city’s sports facilities, were informed about competition regulations, participated at the qualifying matches and attended the cultural events organized to honor them by Ilis.

 

Apollo Epicurius

At the same time with the construction of Acropolis the temple of Epicurus Apollo was built, probably by Iktinos, at the ancient place Vassai of Figalia. The wing consisted from 6 on 15 columns goes back to oldest forms of construction.A few years after the victory of Peonies, Greek artists created at about 410 BC the frieze of Epicurius Apollo temple, at ancient vassai. At the 23 saved plates which are exhibited at the British museum battles with centaurs and Lapithes, Amazon and Greeks are presented

 

Chlemoutsi castle

One of the most important sanctuaries of humanity, dedicated to gods’ father, Olympian Zeus. Olympia is the place where Olympic Games were born and held during antiquity. The sanctuary of Olympia stretches at the southern foothill of the forested hill of Kronion, between Alpheios and Kladeos River. A place which is identified with the ideals of sportsmanship and peace which were forging the unity of the ancient Greek world for many centuries

 

 

Look deep into nature...

 

Kaiafas

Kaiafas region and homonyms spa town includes the lagoon, Ionian Sea, the extended clean sandy beach and Strofylias wonderful pinewood.
The spas begin at mythical times and our ancestors believed that nymphs resided inside the big cave.
It is hydro biotope, the second important in Ilias region. It is separated from the sea with a part of pinewood which is also named “Strofylia” and some special sand formations too.

 

 

Nedas’ waterfalls

Nedas’ canyon, which is traversed by the homonymous river, that took its name from nymph Neda, is a rare spot of Greek nature. The continuous changes in the landscape, lush vegetation, the huge stones into the light green waters and the imposing rocks, make its passage a real challenge, but also an enjoyment too. The canyon gets accessible during the summer months while the beauty of the place is composed by olive groves, fig trees, plane trees, wild oak trees and yews. At several spots of the path there are three waterfalls which end in small fonts.

 

The forest of folois

The only flat forest in Greece, 218.000 acres, is consisted from oaks and it is part of NATURA 2000 network because of its importance that is estimated by antiquity.
It is located at an altitude of 630m and took its name from mythology and from Centaurs’ king Folo. All over the plateau the straight oak dominates, that the people of the region named Kapeli which means dense or abundant forest. It is one of the rarest forests, unique in Balkans. Its oak trees are tall but straight like cypress and some of them are thick and polyclonal like forest’s queens”.

 

 

National park of Kotychi wetlands

Kotychiou Stofylias’ national wetland park is a tapestry of important habitat, with rare species of flora and fauna and great natural beauty. It is an attraction for every visitor. The routes through the forest and beside the lagoons, the coastal line with dunes, and even meadows filled with water in winter offer a unique opportunity for explorations. It is internationally important for birds, which are the most valuable elements of the natural environment and indicators of health of ecosystems.

 

Enjoy Katakolo

Katakolo is a seaside town and it is the current port of the capital of the county. Picturesque with an intense traditional color, it combines mountain and sea.
Cruise ships make daily visits to Katakolo transporting thousands of tourists, who spend part of their holidays at Ilias region.
At the port’s entrance raisin warehouses dominate, which now restored have been turned to cafes and taverns giving a unique color to the place.

 

 

Arkoudi

Arkoudi is a coastal settlement and it is known for its beautiful beach. In the village and at the area around, you will find cafes, bars, traditional taverns and restaurants.
During the sunset with the houses’ lights turning on waiting for the night to come, the sun’s orange color sinking to the bottom of the sea and the unique sound of the waves coming to shore, make this place a magical place.

 

Agios Andreas

At the magical beach of Agios Andreas at Katakolo, under pontikokastro, the green mountain of Agios Andreas and over the ancient Pheias, the unique combination of green and the sea captivates the visitor and offers the summer breeze that everyone is dreaming.
The dusk with the sun turning red every night at sunset time hiding behind zakynthos is amazing too.

 

Kourouta

Kourouta beach apart from its clean sea that is rewarded every year with the Blue Flag, offers the visitor a variety of choices for accommodation and entertainment.
A lot of cafes, bars, clubs, restaurants, fish taverns make sure to make visitor’s stay relaxing and enjoyable!
Kourouta has a prominent position among west Peloponnesus beaches. The endless blue and golden sand, thanks to mild climate offer o lot of entertainment choices all year round. At Kouroutas region a lot of beautiful recreational areas and roads with bike lanes have been constructed which connects it with Palouki beach.

 

A unique experience Mercouri Estate

Mercouri Estate is an old, big estate with 140 years history at wine, oil and formerly Corinthian raisin production.
The vine is cultivated and quality wine is produced since 1870 at Mercouri Estate, a 140 years tradition which started with “Refosco”. Later the important “Mayrodafni” was added and they both produced our first brand name wine “, the “Mercouri estate”.
Today both varieties which are grown and the wines which are produced by them have significantly widened.
The estate is open to the public, where you can try excellent wines from the winery.

 

Loutra Kilinis – Roman Baths

At Kastroy- Kilinis mineral springs, in antiquity there were Asclepius, Aphrodite’s and other god’s sanctuaries. Hydrotherapy center was there since then but since Roman times too and later on as it is evidenced by the ruins of Roman Baths.
Baths’ waters constitute a valuable hydrotherapy factor, but also mud, sludge (that comes from sulfide source) has therapeutic and cosmetic qualities. Today there is the most modern hydrotherapy center in European Union.

 

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