Tsitalia, 9 km from Leonidio, is a small semi-mountain village built on a beautiful plateau of Parnon, at an altitude of 530 meters, with semi-terraced or two-storey stone houses. The route passes through rocky sites with rare natural formations, ending at the plateau that was built by the residents, between the slopes of Parnonas ”Sgourgia” and ”Koumaria”.
The unique combination of mountain and sea and the hospitality traditions makes it one of the most popular places to stay and refresh any time of the year.
The area has been inhabited for about 800 years. The inhabitants are originally from Crete and are mainly involved in agriculture (olives, vineyards and beekeeping), construction work and livestock farming.
Among sites worth visiting are Prophet Ilias with the unique view at the Myrtoan sea and the islands of the Argosaronic, the remains of the church of Agios Dimitrios at Paliokastro (the frescoes are not in good condition), the Panagia which was built during the Turkish occupation, the old primary school dating from 1928 and the old village at Kostakeika.
Some of the other sights are the historic cross in the church of Agios Georgios, the monument of the militant Demetrios Sarros from 1821 which is located at the entrance and the Hero with 23 fallen Tsitalians (1822-1944) built in the 1930s.