It is a beautiful mountainous region of Peloponnese, with incredible beauty and tourist appeal. It consists of picturesque stone buildings, old houses and clean, full of trees, streets. Vitina was the home of the great historian Constantine Paparigopoulos and of the jurist preceptor Vassilis Economides and of the hero of the Resistance, Lakis Santas.
Also, it was the region where the supply to the forces of Kolokotronis took place, in the years of the Revolution.
Your first stop is the visit to church of St. Tryphon, located in the central square. It is built in 1846 on the foundations of an older church. You can do many things, as to experience the beauty and the wonderful view and to walk amongst the trees, breathing the fresh air.
As for tourist development, many tourists and visitors come every year and the tourist infrastructure is excellent with beautiful traditional houses, elegant hotels of all categories, excellent restaurants and bars, traditional shops, where you can enjoy a coffee or a dessert and shops with local products and artwork.
At the accommodation you choose to stay, you will find excellent hospitality and impeccable service, while in the restaurants you will taste food made from local ingredients, prepared with local recipes. In shops with traditional products, you will find different types of cheeses, homemade pasta, honey, herbs and many other goodies that worth a try or you can give them as a souvenir present to your loved ones, who will surely appreciate them.
The whole area is full of beauty and attractions so it is essential to bring with you, for the visits, your camera. The magnificent forest of Menalo, the churches and the old monasteries, the sources with the clean water, the rich vegetation and the surrounding villages are some of the images, which will attract your interest and will happily fill your days during your stay at the picturesque Vitina.
In the forest of Mainalo, you can do endless walks in nature, if you are a lover of nature, and of course to visit the ski resort to experience thrilling moments of skiing or just relaxing and enjoying the view along with a cup of hot coffee. In the region, you can indulge in a variety of activities such as mountain bike, 4X4, rafting in the Lousios River and many other.
While you are in Vitina, do not forget to visit the Folk Museum at the central square with the great exhibits and the historical material. It is worthwhile.
On this occasion, a very good suggestion is to tour to the surrounding villages. Some of them are Elati of Arcadia, a stone-built village located deep in the forest of Mainalo at an altitude of 1200 m. Magouliana is a beautiful village at an altitude of 1367m. and, at its entrance, you will see the two stone bridges.
Also, in a relatively short distance (12.3 km), you can visit the beautiful Dimitsana. Another picturesque village is Nymphasia, rich in sights such as the monastery of Kernitsa. The distance from Vitina is just 2 km.
For your stay in Arcadia, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Vytina, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
Access to Arcadia is possible through the existing road network. The best way to explore Arcadia is by car so as to visit places that the local transportation cannot reach.
Tripoli has regular bus routes that connect Athens with all the areas of Arcadia.
Athens - Tripoli: 2,5 hours duration.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.