The second largest municipality in Arcadia, Gortynia is divided into eight municipal units: Vytina, Dimitsana, Iraia, Kleitor (or Kleitoras), Kontovazaina, Lagadia, Tropaia, and Trikolonoi. The area is bordered by Ilia (Elis) on the west, by Achaia to the north, by the municipality of Tripoli to the east, and by Ilia (Elis) and the municipality of Megalopoli in the south.
Gortynia may be the most enchanting locality in Arcadia. Its mountainous terrain, the sometimes difficult access, its abundant natural beauty, and its remote but very picturesque villages all create conditions that encourage us to explore, far away from materialism and mass tourism. We will see many historic monasteries and hermitages in the region that perfectly fit these conditions.