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Relax and enjoy authentic Greek village life in our comfortable home on a hill. Modern open-plan kitchen dining/living room, high ceilings with exposed high wooden beams, front balcony, 2 bedrooms, plus a loft, foldout couch, and marble bathroom. Smell the fresh air from the pine forest trails. Modern kitchen with garbage disposal, walnut kitchen cabinets with Electric stove and 4 burners. Exhaust fan, microwave, toaster, hot water pot for tea and instant coffee.
There is a large court yard with excess to the forest behind.
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Enjoy 180 degree views of Arcadian mountains and local Greek villages. A quiet setting on top of the hill of the village, Alepohori. This home is a full-functioning getaway with Italian floor tiles, walnut kitchen cabinets, and a marble shower/bathroom. Enjoy imported Sealy mattresses in the main (King) and guest bedroom (two twins). Exterior stone walls from over 200 years ago (laid by ancestors), blends in with the charm of the traditional homes in the village. There is a queen bed pull-out couch in the living room and a small loft-ladder access with two camper mattresses. Perfect for kids, or young at heart to nestle up with a book. The perfect retreat to relax and unwind in fresh mountain air. No pollution. This home is complete with bedding, towels, flatware, pots & pans and a TV/DVD and Satellite . Cell Phone reception. No Wi-Fi. Only at Christenas restaurant and by the gas station by their gas shop.
Ideal setting for a retreat, reunion, or a celebration getaway.
The house's back property is surrounded by a private chestnut and pine tree forest with mountain hiking trails and jeep tracks that lead to various mountain tops, and small chapels. Fig trees and grapevines offer shade on the courtyard and balcony in the summer. Excellent drinking water comes from the village mountain spring.
At the bottom of the hill, (walking distance) are two restaurants that serve authentic Greek food, craft beer and local farm products such as oil, oregano, olives and cheese. Tripoli is 19 km away on the EO Tripolis Spartis 39/E961 highway. During a new moon, enjoy a blanket of stars above and view the Milky Way. Swing from the hammocks in the forest and watch the mountains (hammock in closet) turn pink during magic hour. (see pictures) The home faces Northeast for spectacular sunrises. There is car access from the home to the highway which is convenient for day trips to other nearby villages i.e. Ancient Sparta, Tegea, Karies villages. Astros is 45 minutes to the Aegean Sea for a swim and seafood tavernas.
Open floor plan. With complete modern kitchen (walnut cabinets, garbage disposal, cook top with conventional oven, microwave, hot water pot, etc). Sorry, no washer.
Bathroom is all marble, with marble large square tub and large shower head which converts to hand held shower. Excellent pressure. Hot water heater for shower, and a small separate heater next to sink for washing dishes.
House is on top of the hill overlooking the village and mountains. Back of the house is surrounded by fir trees and chestnut trees. No traffic since this is the last house on the hill.
Floors are italian tile.
The outside is all stone about a foot thick, keeps house cool in the summer. The inside is painted white with large windows.
It has a large courtyard with grape vines overhanging from a trellis and a large fig tree with fruit in the summer
The front has a veranda with 2 french doors leading into the living room/great room.
Parking is inside the court yard towards the back with a large aluminum door for privacy, park in front of the house or back of the house. The area is about an acre around the house, with a forest in the back that belongs to the house.
It is a very comfortable house with new american sofa bed (queen size new sealy beds (twins). Master bedroom is a king.
Coffee table with a wooden new dining table with 6 chairs (american bought).
Great place for hiking, collecting herbs and mountain tea, visiting near by villages, reading under the grape vine that is full of delicious grapes in the summer.
The village has two outstanding restaurants open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (Christenss is closed after 5:00). Locals walk their goats, donkeys, in the little streets of the village. A stream runs further into the forest where the village gets its water from the mountains under water reservoir. Very safe water to drink, tested annually.
If you want to go to Athens - go to our Athens home at vrbo 328022 or HomeAway 906422.
I was born in Greece, and have lived in the U.S. for over 50 years. I enjoy assisting visitors in their travel plans and supporting you for maximum enjoyment. This home is my husband's ancestral home, that we rebuilt the inside in 1999.
Maria or Anthony Lamberis purchased this house in 2005
This is a property that has been in our family for generations. We have remodelled it for visiting comfort and peaceful serenity.
Authentic Greek culture on your doorstep and quiet surroundings for relaxation and pure enjoyment.
This a stone house was built for total relaxation. We were delighted that it was truly quiet without any city noise. The house is high up the hill without any people going through, or cars. The court yard is large and enclosed. Totally private. The house is exceptional in beauty and comfort. The location was great since we were close to the main vein to drive to our excursions. Coming home at night, to truly relax.
The fresh air helped with my asthma. I am planning to return for a longer stay.
Thank you for the Greek experience
After our stay at Maria's apartment in Athens. She opened up her village house to us. A total different experience from a bustling city to a serene village life. A perfect place to relax and breath the mountainous country air. The house is located at 3,000 feet high with a forest behind the house. The fresh air, the village restaurants, the hikes, the visits to near by villages was so serial.
The house is amazing, more than what we expected. Prettier than the pictures. We hired our neighbor for some excursions who was from Canada. It is advisable to have a car, but we also had a taxi driver to take us to a near by village for food shopping. A place to totally RELAX and enjoy nature.
I never thought that the serene atmosphere of this Village home would be my inspiration to start my writing again. The sun and clean air is enough to start the writing juices flowing. Sitting at the courtyard and listening to the birds in the early hours as the sun rise from the East was so inspiring.
The house is extremely comfortable and very well designed and equipped for a very pleasant stay.
The pictures do not do it justice. It is a very well planned house built for comfort. We will be coming back here. The agent is extremely helpful and lives down the street.
This beautiful serene place was just what the doctor ordered. I have been suffering from asma and going to this adorable house with clean air that surrounded us was a dream. The house is amazing, with its vaulted wooden ceilings and open plan. We were able to visit some nice nearby villages for some excursions. We visited Tripoli, Sparta, Astros, Nafplion, and Karies for some amazing trips. If you want a very relaxing stay at the top of the mountain with superb views of the countryside, this is THE PLACE. Her agent lives just below us who showed some unique places for us to explore. Hiking and visiting little chapels behind the woods was amazing. He was there to help with all our needs. The house is very well equipped for all your daily needs.
Best, comfortable place we have stayed. The interior is beautiful, very functional for resting, cooking, and sleeping. The views are great, and the scent of the wild flowers
/herbs that surround this area is unbelievable. Our agent was very hospitable to all our needs. A great find in the country. We felt that we turned the clock back in the joy of life.
We also went to 906422 in Athens for a great stay.
What can I say that the other reviews haven't already said? This home was wonderful. The owners were wonderful.
Sometimes, you stay at a VRBO and it's like staying at someone's empty apartment. Sometimes you get lucky (like this time!), and you feel like you are staying at the home of your auntie or your best friend. Everything you need to kick back and relax is there. The house is exactly like it appears in the pictures. Very comfy, with all the mod-cons and fully updated features.
It's in the middle of the Peloponnese, so if you want to visit any of the sights, you have a couple hours drive and you are there. Because it's (practically) in the middle of nowhere, you will see few tourists and many local Greeks who are very friendly and grateful for your business.
Sit out on the balcony under the giant fig tree and pick figs to eat with your local cheese from the shop down the road. Say "kalimera" every morning to the friendly caretaker, Tom, who will ensure your stay is as pleasant as possible and provide recommendations if you need them.
Hike in the forest behind the house. Watch the lightening storm across the valley, as it gathers strength, moving ever closer. Make fig jam from afore-mentioned massive fig tree. Take a breath of clean mountain air. Buy roast suckling pig from the place up the road. Take another breath. And another...
Go to sleep, wake up, and repeat!
Thank you Maria and Tom for making our trip so memorable and pleasurable. Hopefully we'll be back again!
Great hiking towards the chestnut. and fir tree forest, to discover hidden family churches and water sources. There are many antiquities in Tegea, and Sparta where Mystra is located. Karies village where the Kariodes ladies adoring the Parthenon came from with trees that are over 2,000 years old in a small center near a little church.
The village of Karries or (Arachova, as it was known before has wonderful restaurants and coffee shops in a very beautiful center surrounded by a church. You will feel like you have gone back hundreds of years ago.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
You can pay half to book the house, and half of rental upon arrival to my agent at Alephohori village.
Enjoy this stone home on the hill and venture to various villages and ancient sites - Including the Temple of Athena, Megalopoli, Temple of Apollo, Tegea, Tripoli, Sparta and much more. Bring sweaters , it gets cooler at night in the summer. Colder in the months of April, May, October, November. You are 1,000 above feet sea level.
If there are 4 people taking a shower, please wait about 30 minutes between the 2 showers. Hot water heater is in the master bedroom closet. Feeling the tub with hot water will deplete hot water. Allow the water in the tank to get hot again.