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Stone house in Stemnitsa, Arcadia

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6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms
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Stemnitsa is one of the most beautiful villages of Greece. Its proximity to Athens, its history, culture and monuments, its gorgeous nature with river Loussios and its gorge, the Menalon trail for those who love hiking and its traditional cuisine makes it an ideal destination all year round. So, what are you waiting for?

*** According to the Hellenic Tax Regulation all guests must provide their full name, as well as the number of their passport or other official ID.

The space
The ground floor includes a large living room with the fireplace, the dining room, the kitchen and a restroom. On the lower floor there are three bedrooms, the main bathroom and a second restroom. My home awaits to become yours and give you the chance to experience another way of Greek life that has changed little over the years...

Guest access
Situated within a five minute walk from the village square, the two storey house provides you with all the amenities of a modern home. Feel free to use it all. From the kitchen and the living room, to the bedrooms and the bathrooms. Make yourselves at home. That is what Greek hospitality is all about. Upon arrival a basket of bread, marmelade, butter, filter coffee and herbal tea is waiting to make your morning a bit sweeter. In the living room you will find wood for the fireplace.

Other things to note
If you love hiking the Menalon Trail. With a length of 75 km, it passes through the villages of Stemnitsa, Dimitsana, Zigovisti, Elati, Vytina, Nymfasia, Magouliana, Valtessiniko and Lagadia. Through Menalon Trail you will get to know the amazing nature of mountainous Arcadia. Stemnitsa has a folklore museum. It includes various exhibitions regarding the traditional way of Stemnitsa life in the past including how candles were made, a jeweler's workshop, a shoe repair shop and a copper tinning representation. It also houses an extensive selection of Byzantine icons, old costumes, copper- ware, guns and jewelry. Seven kilometers from Stemnitsa, down by the ravine of the river Lousios one can find the monastery of St. John the Baptist (Prodromos) built, according to some sources, around 1167, on the side of a rock face. It served as a center of faith and education for the enslaved Greeks during the Ottoman rule. About 200 yards below the monastery, is the river Lousios. Near the monastery are the excavations of an ancient hospital built in honor of the ancient Greek god of medicine, Asclepius. The library of Stemnitsa used to have around 5,000 volumes until the Greek War of Independence of 1821. It is now a monument and is located next to the square. Take some time to wander in Menalon forest up to the ski resort. And of course don't forget to shop at local stores. There you will find exquisite honey, traditional pasta, cheese, spoon sweets, tea, herbs, liqueurs, but also unique jewelry.

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00000006216
Stemnitsa is one of the most beautiful villages of Greece. Its proximity to Athens, its history, culture and monuments, its gorgeous nature with river Loussios and its gorge, the Menalon trail for those who love hiking and its traditional cuisine makes it an ideal destination all year round. So, what are you waiting for?

*** According to the Hellenic Tax Regulation all guests must provide their full name,…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

Amenities

TV
Hangers
Free parking on premises
Lift
Free on-street parking
Private entrance
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Arcadia, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece

Stemnitsa is situated at the western edge of the Mainalo mountains, above the left bank of the river Lousios, at an altitude of 1080 m. Stemnitsa was the ancient Arcadian town Hypsous and was founded by a son of the King of Arcadia, Lycaon. In the 7th and 8th century Slavs settled in the Peloponnese. The name Stemnitsa has Slavic roots and means "woodland". After the fall of Constantinople in 1453 the Peloponnese was occupied by the Ottoman Empire. Due to its remote location Stemnitsa served as a relatively safe haven from the Ottomans, and it became a centre of Greek culture and religion. Many old churches from this period have been preserved. The church of Bafero was built in 1185 and the Zoodochos in 1433. The two larger churches are Ai-Giorgis and Agia Paraskevi. Stemnitsa was also a shelter for the Kolokotronis clan and other fighters of the Greek War of Independence. After the revolution of March 25, 1821, from the end of May to mid of June 1821, it served as the first seat of the "Peloponissiaki Gerousia", the temporary government of the liberated Peloponnese. The Gerousia met at the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. Stemnitsa was known for its gold- and silversmiths, as well as other crafts. Since the 1970s, there is a public funded gold and silver smithery school.
Stemnitsa is situated at the western edge of the Mainalo mountains, above the left bank of the river Lousios, at an altitude of 1080 m. Stemnitsa was the ancient Arcadian town Hypsous and was founded by a son o…

Hosted by Vassilis

Joined in January 2015
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Γεια σας, είμαι ο Βασίλης Λατρεύω τα ταξίδια και μου αρέσει να γνωρίζω συνεχώς καινούργιους ανθρώπους από όλο τον κόσμο. Να μοιράζομαστε στιγμές, απόψεις για τη ζωή, ιδέες... Οταν δεν με βρίσκετε στην Αθήνα να κάνω βόλτα στην παραλία, ή να περιπλανώμαι στο κέντρο της πόλης, θα με πετύχετε σίγουρα στη Στεμνίτσα να χαίρομαι την εξοχή και τα βουνά. Αγαπώ το καλό φαγητό, ένα ποτήρι κρασί, μια βουτιά στο παγωμένο ποτάμι, ή μερικές ήσυχες στιγμές πλάι στο τζάκι. Και θέλω όλα αυτά να τα μοιραστώ μαζί σας. Ζήστε την κάθε μέρα σαν να είναι μοναδική και σας περιμένω όλους στη Στεμνίτσα! ΧΧΧ Hello I am Vassilis! I love to travel and I like meeting people from all over the world. Share views of life, culture, trends, fun times. If you don't find me in Athens taking a walk by the beach, or wandering around the old city, you will definitely see me in Stemnitsa enjoying the countryside up in the mountains. I enjoy a good food, a glass of wine, a swim in the river and some relaxing times by the fireplace. And I want all of that for you too. So, live life to its fullest and see you all in Στεμνίτσα! XXX
Γεια σας, είμαι ο Βασίλης Λατρεύω τα ταξίδια και μου αρέσει να γνωρίζω συνεχώς καινούργιους ανθρώπους από όλο τον κόσμο. Να μοιράζομαστε στιγμές, απόψεις για τη ζωή, ιδέες... Οταν…
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House rules
Check-in: 16:00 - 00:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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