Andritsena traditional village
55 km from Olympia
The "Most Beautiful Village on Earth" according a global online travel blog, the picturesque and colourful village of Andritsaina is with a long history; it flourished mainly during the occupation of the Franks (12th-13th AD) and played a crucial role during the Greek War of Independence. The village impresses the visitor by its old mansions, its cobbled streets and its square (plateia), surrounded by tall trees and with a magnificent view of the nearby mountains. I Trani Vrysi (literally meaning "the Great Tap") is located on the opposite side of the plateia and is the Peloponnese's oldest tap, built in 1724. Also, one has the opportunity to visit the unique Nikolopoulios Library. The library contains important and rare books, as well as manuscripts by Greek and foreign authors, including Jean Jacques Rousseau.