The Beautiful Greek Highlands
Submitted: May 12, 2013
Stayed: July 2012
We, Yvette and Rogier from The Netherlands, stayed a week in this beautiful house and really enjoyed it.
If you like privacy and walking in the mountains, this house, seated in the sleepy but still-alive-village Vrousti, can be highly recommended.
The view over the mountains is great. The house looks old, but is recently built. The interior is just like the photos: with a great feeling for details. Very charming. Two wide terraces give you almost all day the possibility between sun or shadow. The fact that there isn't an airconditioner in the house isn't quite relevant: even during the heat wave we were confronted with (40 degrees Celcius) the thick walls kept the temperature inside to be okay.
Visiting the shops and taverns of Argos takes about 20 minutes driving, but the roads are very good, so this distance doesn't really matter. Reaching the beaches costs 30 minutes.
Argos has great bakeries (fournos) and confectioners (zacharoplastio), a Greek/Roman theatre and agora and lots of taverns.
You really also have to go to the picturesque Nafplio, the first capital of Greece; a nice Venetian city, with an incredible fortress, akropolis, cliffs, cactuses and many nice shops and restaurants. If you're there don't forget to stop at confectioner Dolce with its great icecreams, cakes, baklavas, chocolates, sweets etc. The best confectioner we have ever visited.
If you are interested in the Greek/European history you must visit Mycene, Corinth, Tyrens and Epidauros. The theatre of Epidauros (with a capacity for 13.000 spectators) has a nice agenda of performances. We don't speak Greek, but nevertheless it was a great impression to see an Aristophanes' comedy of more than 2000 years ago, played by the best Greek actors before an audience of 10.000 people, while the sun disappeared behind the mountains.
The owners are also very nice and friendly; they give many tips and are very helpful.
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