A traditional settlement in mountainous Arcadia of Peloponnese will certainly leave you breathless. Vitina village is what we would call “dream material”! Overlooking the verdant slopes of Mount Mainalo, the village has been established at an altitude of approximately 1,050 meters from sea level. And its unique architecture, cozy style and warm hospitable locals have made it an exceptional place to be. Whether you are looking for a long weekend or a lengthier vacation in nature, Vitina has got you covered.
Although it is an all-year-round destination, Vitina definitely thrives during winter. With a rich religious culture dating back to the Byzantine era, the settlement boasts some remarkable churches like that of Saint Tryphon. This is where the heart of the village lies, along with the central square. Among the best attractions in the village, travelers are encouraged to visit the Folklore Museum and the local library, the old school and of course wander through the picturesque neighborhoods.
In the wider region, you will find monasteries and smooth access to Mainalo Ski Resort and other villages worth exploring. Dimitsana and Stemnitsa, Elati and Alonistaina are few, just to get an idea of the beauty and unique location of Vitina. And since Greek mainland is filled with natural gems and treasures waiting to reveal their grandeur, you are more than welcome to indulge in hiking tours and sports outdoors. But to be honest, a leisurely stroll is just as effective to gaze at the sights and beauty of it all!
A small secret, for those lucky ones that are about to visit Vitina… Take some time and walk along the “Road of Love”, a little further away from the village. Ask any local and they will show you. This is an incredible experience, walking on a path surrounded by tall trees. In autumn, orange leaves create an amazing atmosphere – but any time of the year, this is a marvelous place. And it is where young girls and boys from the village used to meet and possible light up a fire of emotions. Even non-romancers will appreciate the scenic route, for sure!