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Lying in the foothills of Mount Mainalon and surrounded by the striking natural beauty of the Peloponnese, is the family-run boutique Villa Vager hotel. Found in the traditional Greek village of Levidi, this charming, stone-clad villa has been renovated from crumbling 19th century ruins.
Each spacious room features a living room and a private balcony or terrace, overlooking the magnificent Mount Mainalon and the surrounding pine trees. Superior rooms can accommodate four guests, while Honeymoon Suites have room for five people, making these spaces ideal for families or groups of friends.
Visitors can enjoy a delicious home-made breakfast, featuring a range of Peloponnese produce, to give them energy for a day of exploring. Breakfast include fresh juices, seasonal fruit and vegetables, and local honey from Mainalo. In warm weather, Greek coffee is served in the hotel's backyard, while during the winter; guests can sip drinks by the cosy fireplace.
The mountainous region of Arcadia offers an array of activities for visitors to enjoy, from private cookery lessons to hiking trails in the surrounding hills. Culture vultures can take day-trips to ancient sites including Epidaurus and Olympia or visit the nearby villages of Tripoli and Vitina. Those wishing to travel further afield can venture to the historic capital of Athens or instead, visitors can tour local vineyards and learn about the region's grape-growing heritage. Make time to relax in Villa Vager's open-air hydropool spa and to recline on your private balcony or terrace.
Why we love it
The owner offers guests tailor-made quad bike tours around the beautiful Peloponnese region, stopping at whichever sites capture their interest.