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 had a short one-night stayover at VV in the honeymoon suite. Waking up to the gorgeous panoramic sunrise view over the valley, I wouldn’t have minded a few more sunrises there. Amazing breakfast with fresh squeezed orange juice and wonderful warm and friendly service. The villa is restored and decorated with great style and a wonderful collection of interesting pieces.
A beautiful well maintained and decorated hotel in a stunning location. Our room was perfect with a comfortable bed and beautiful en suite shower room with the added luxury of motion brown toiletries. Nikolaus and his team were so friendly warm and welcoming such a relaxing atmosphere. The breakfast was amazing such a wide choice and delivered with lots of smiles. There is a lot to see in the area beautiful mountain villages historical sites and a fantastic walk in the gorge with a monastery built into a cliff face. I totally disagree with a previous review where it states that this hotel is in the middle of nowhere it definitely isn’t. We ate at a taverna in the town square on 2 nights that’s how good the food was and the locals are so warm and welcoming too. On our last night we ate a delicious pizza at the hotel washed down with very good red wine I recommend their home made pizza. I have such fond memories of our stay and hope to return one day
We stayed at Villa Vager for 4 nights. This is a first-rate hotel. Our room was beautiful and the views stunning. A friendly staff who are welcoming and keen to make sure your stay is comfortable. The breakfasts were amazing. The hotel is well located for day trips out to much of the Peloponnese.