Located just 25 kilometers from Tripoli and 10 from Vitina, Alonistaina village is unique in its simplicity. This mountainous village of Arcadia is surrounded with walnut trees and fir trees. The verdant valley all around provides the most splendid scenery for travelers to enjoy, while visiting this historic settlement. Ever since antiquity, it has maintained a respected position among other villages nearby. In ancient times, people referred to it as Elissona. And nowadays the village has regained its previous glory as a top destination in Greek mainland.
In the Greek War of Independence back in 1821, Alonistaina contributed greatly and offered not only refuge, but also manpower. This has been one of the villages that set the fire of revolution in the hearts of Greeks everywhere. A fire that spread in the depths of the country and led to the glorious outcome of Independence. The settlement is built at an altitude of 1,200 meters and this accounts for the marvelous views and the absolute serenity. It has been characterized as a traditional settlement, worthy of preservation.
And once you reach the village with the old mansions and stone houses, you will see why. Traditional architecture is unpretentious, sustainable and 100% eco-friendly. It is as if the houses belong to the wider natural surroundings with the gorge and the valley. During your stay to Alonistaina, you will have the chance to hop to other historic and picturesque villages.
Or if you prefer, you may lay back and just appreciate the quaint ambiance and the perfect tranquility. Sip on a cup of Greek coffee, accompanied by delicious treats. Mingle with the locals and enjoy the scenery, the gastronomic treasures and the fabulous natural treasures. This is Alonistaina, a place that has stood still in time and celebrates each moment in perfect harmony!