Paralio Astros took its name from the shape of peninsula which was an island many years ago and looks like a star.
even today local people call this specific area ‘island’ in which a medieval castle is built. At this specific area there a lot of traditional, stone houses built which give to the area a different architectural view.
The medieval castle has its own history especially in the Greek revolution of 1821 against Turkeys. At this period Zafiropoulos brothers reconstructed the castle and built 3 new houses inside the castle which today are almost destroyed.
In Paralio Astros visitor has the chance to join the deep blue sea of Argolic gulf and furthermore is the only one place all over Arcadia prefecture which provides a fully organized coast, ‘Kallisto beach’ with blue flag awarded by Greek National Tourism Organization.
From Paralio Astros a visitor can organize several excursions to various coastal or mountain little villages or even to archaeological sight seeing or Christian monasteries.
Some of them are Eva of Doliana, the mansion of erodes of Attica, monastery of Loukou, monastery of Malevi, monastery of Ancient Blessed Virgin Mary.
Finally from the port of Paralio Astros anyone can voyage to Spetses and Hydra islands