Vitina: Arcadia’s Beautiful Mountain Resort Surrounded by Forests

Vitina is a famous mountain holiday resort built on the slopes of Mount Mainalo in Greece’s Arcadia surrounded by fir forests and beautiful natural landscapes.

The area stretches at the foot of Mainalo at an altitude of 1.033 meters and is considered one of the most famous tourist resorts of Peloponnese and one of the best in Greece.

Τhe impressive fir forest of Mainalon, the freshness, and the special fragrance endow Vytina with the rare healthy climate which for years was considered an important therapeutic place for the soul and body. Until 1940, Vitina had two sanatoriums and was a place known for healing people with chest diseases.

Stately, welcoming, beautiful and serene with old stone houses, picturesque streets covered with trees and the square by the old church, Vytina attracts many visitors rewarding their choice with unforgettable holidays.

It also boasts the “road of love”. A stretch of road under the fragrant plane and maple trees is the ideal place for a romantic walk.

“Road of love”

In ancient times residents of Vytina worshipped the ancient gods Demeter and Poseidon. In the nearby village of Magouliana one can find today the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon.

Vytina had played an important role in the liberation struggle of 1821 and is considered sacred. The area supplied the army with bread and took care of the injured. From the area came many chieftains, captains and fighters of the 1821 Revolution. In 1825 and 1826, the troops of Ibrahim burned Vytina seven times, due to its active involvement in the liberation struggle.

The area offers many options for accommodation such as stylish guesthouses, hotels with a high level of hospitality, mansions and apartments and splendid taverns and restaurants with quality food, places for coffee or sweet, traditional art shops and markets with local products which are sure to meet the needs of the most demanding visitor.

Do not forget to buy chestnuts, trachana and noodles made with pure traditional ingredients, dairy products, honey, herbal teas, and woodwork.