Welcome to our home! This beautiful house belonged to my great-grandfather and was built in 1911. Completely renewed in 2012, it has never been inhabited aside from short holiday periods.
The house has a garden and parking space and is surrounded by a stone fence.
It has a large living room with two sofa-beds and a fireplace, a fully equipped modern kitchen and a toilet in the ground-floor. In the first floor you find two beautiful bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom, and two balconies
Kapsia is a village at the foot of Mount Menalon, 15 klm from Tripoli (650m above sea level), the capital of the Arcadia region, in the heart of the Peloponnese.
Arcadia, through the mists of time became the land of the utopia, the symbol of pastoral simplicity, the shaped “garden” of the beauty and harmony. And the name “Arcadia” became poetic byword for an idyllic vision of unspoiled wilderness. European writers, painters and sculptors transformed this myth-ridden region, Pan’s homeland into the ideal place to live. Arcadia remains a very beautiful land, with rivers, mountains for skiing in the winter and hiking, running streams, deep gorges, medieval castles, churches and monasteries. It has also beautiful beaches and clean seas.
In the village of Kapsia you can find traditional taverns and some cafeterias; also a snack-bar restaurant with a swimming pool in a luxury hotel 150 m from the villa Olga. But you can find delicious traditional food in the other villages around as Nestani, Artemision, Kardaras, Levidi, Vitina. The province of Mantineia is known for some excellent varieties of grapes and you can find in the area some wineries such as Kalogris, Spiropoulos, Troupis, Bosinakis, Tselepos.
You can visit the famous Spilaio (cave) of Kapsia (10 min), the ancient Mantineia and the church of Agia Fotini (20 min).
In any case you should not forget a visit to the monastery of Panagia Gorgoepikoou, in Nestani (40 min), which was founded in the 11th century, by Alexios Komninos. In the monastery is kept the miraculous icon which is attributed to Evangelist Luke.
The monastery supervises the Mantinian field at an altitude of 680 meters. It is a three-aisled basilica, of exceptional architecture. Shows between the pines with the beautiful stone path leading to the heart of the monastery.
You can make short or long hikes to the forests around Kapsia and during your rest on the bench of a small church on the summit of a mountain you feel the perfume of the fir trees.
Other villages to visit are Stemnitsa, Dimitsana (Open Air Water-Power Museum) Lagadia (1 h), the park of Ladonas (1:30) and more else on the mountains.
You can also visit traditional villages on the east cost of Peloponnese as Astros (1 h), Tyros, Leonidio (2 h) where you can find very nice beach with crystal water.
Surely you should also visit Tripoli with one of the largest square in Greece, full of cafés and restaurants, with remarkable museums and parks.
You are not far away from one of the most famous archaeological site in the world, Mycenae with the legendary palace of Agamemnon, from where the Trojan war began for which Homer wrote in his poems.
And of course the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, which is on the list of sights you should visit once in your life! I advise you to go to a play on the Epidaurus theatre. You will never forget the magnificence of a performance in a magical place that is considered the finest ancient Greek theatre in terms of acoustics and aesthetics.