What We Love
- Just 10 characterful rooms with exposed brick walls, beam ceilings and fireplaces
- The huge alfresco hot tub with views of Mainalon mountain, hilltop villages and pine forest
What To Know
- This Jetsetter Flex Sale allows for cancellations within the hotel's standard policy
- The property is around a two-hour drive from Athens
- Activities include kayaking, quad biking in the mountains, cycling, winter skiing and day trips to ancient sites including Olympia
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Been there, done that in Greece? Bypass the tourist trail and explore some of the country’s inland treasures with a stay at Villa Vager, a charming retreat in the Peloponnese with breathtaking views of lush mountains, hilltop villages and pine forest from an altitude of 900 meters. The inmate escape is home to just 10 rooms, all decked out with exposed stone walls, beam ceilings, dark furnishings and characterful features like cozy fireplaces, lanterns and antiques. All bathrooms come with underfloor heating, bathrobes and Molton Brown toiletries. A homemade breakfast buffet is served daily and is laden with Greek produce including thick yogurt, honey, olive bread, kaseri cheese and strong Greek coffee. There’s no restaurant onsite but there are traditional tavernas within walking distance in the village of Levidi. The hotels’s star attraction is a giant alfresco hot tub, positioned to take in the awesome views of the surrounding countryside.
In the Area
The property is around a two-hour drive from Athens, and a 20-minute drive from Tripoli, the capital of the Peloponnese. The hotel can arrange tons of activities in the local area including cooking lessons, wine tours and tastings in the Mantineia wine region, quad biking in the mountains and kayaking on the Ladonas River. Ancient sites in the surrounding Arcadia region include Epidaurus with its 4th-century amphitheater and Olympia, the site of the Olympic Games between the 8th-century BC to the 4th century AD.
How to Get There
We loved our stay at Villa Vager! We were there for a family trip back to the villages that my wife’s parents grew up, and a highlight was being able to see these villages in the distance from the wonderful vantage of the hotel. The breakfast was fantastic too with homemade jams and a terrific spread. The hostess came to meet us on our last day and she’s lovely.
If you’re like us and visiting old family homes, etc., stay in this hotel for a little touch of sophistication to enhance the visit!
We spent 4 nights in a very well decorated room, enjoyed the terrace and great service. Breakfast was splendid.
Our kids were very comfortable thanks to the kindness of Marina and her team.
Thank you !
excellent place, friendly staff and great views of the surrounds. the place to be if you like to relax and do nothing than relax and relax over again. area is fantastic. walking distance from village square.