If one takes the modern "super" highway from Athens all the way to the end they will arrive in Tripoli. Its one of the best roads in Greece too and only 2 to 3 hrs drive from Athens.
Its a good place to center ones self in the Peloponnese but not to stay in any longer than possible.
Looking a bit like old Mexico in these pictures below, the town certainly isnt bad and its quiet pace is quite refreshing - still, it lacks the charm and history to be found in seaside Nuafplion(1hr) or Monemvasia (4 hrs).
Tripoli is a less expensive town because it is not a toursit destination.Tri-poli, (which means 'three cities') is the capital of the prefecture/province of Arkadia and at the center of the road network of the Peloponnese. It is situated on a high limestone plateau at an altitude of 663meters/2175feet and surrounded by barren mountains of 2000meters/6560feet, the plain was formed by erosion.