The village of Lakones is built on the steep mountain behind the Paleokastritsa Monastery and tourists flock there to enjoy the magnificent panorama of Paleokastritsa's coves from the cafés at Bella Vista, just beyond the village.

On the road towards the village there are plenty of viewing points and it is well worth stopping off to take in the views. Lakones is a very traditional village and you may even she women in traditional Greek dress, you will also find little stalls and shops selling local homemade produce from organic honey, olive oil and herbs.