Bytina ( Vytina), Arcadia Europe/Greece Vacation Rentals - Traditional Arcadian Village Home

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Traditional Arcadian Village Home

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Quick Info
  Property Type:
Home or Villa
   
  Vacation Type(s):
Up in the mountains
Winter wonderland
The city scene
Hike, bike, canoe
Country/Rural area
   
  City:
Bytina ( Vytina), Arcadia
  Region:
Europe/Greece
  Zip Code: 22100
  Bedrooms: 3
  Bathrooms: 2
  Sleeps Up To: 8
   
  Size (Sq ft): 1800
  Year Built: 1795
  Renewed: 2001
   
  Smoking: Yes
  Pets Allowed: Yes
  Linens Included: Yes
   
  Check In: 4:00 PM
  Check Out: 9:00 AM
   
  Listing Number: 2808
 
Sleeping Arrangements
  King Bed(s): None
  Queen Bed(s): None
  Double Bed(s): 1
  Single Bed(s): 4
   
  Sofabed(s): 1
  Bunk Bed(s): None
  Baby Crib(s): None
  Portacrib(s): 1
 
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   Description:
 

Nestled in the Arcadian Mountain of Mainalon, Vytina ( Bytina ), the Myconos of the mountains, has long been a busy all year long mountain resort, famous for its very good climate, exceptional feta cheese and evergreen fern bee honey. Our home at Bytina,(Vytina), Arcadia, in a region and a village re-known for its large black marble stone homes, with a unique vaulted window architecture, our home at Bytina, is right at the center of the village.

A traditional 18th century “Archontiko”, ( large village family home ) it has been in our family for over four generations and we have completely updated and modernized it recently, with an effort not to lose it’s authenticity. The house is two stories high and has a cellar. It has three bedrooms with balconies and views of Mainalon and the village, two bathrooms, and an open space living room, fireplace, dining and kitchen area. It has a large patio at its entrance, this leads to a gated patio ( auli ) which is the entrance to the house and also has a sizable back garden, which is facing the Mainalon Mountain, a large fern evergreen forested covered scene.

In Vytina there are several restaurants, pastry shops and cafes, bakeries, wood carving artist studios, grocery stores,

Bike rentals, bee honey and oregano and other small stores. The whole village is very walkable with its magnificent black marble homes with centuries of local architecture. The people are friendly and very hospitable. Near by at Lousios river there is center for white rafting, fishing, and other outdoor sports. It is very near to Ostakina Mainalon ski resort, Mainalon mountain walks or drives, Lousios river kayak sports and Ladonas river dam, for fresh water fishing. It is a day trip away from sites like Mycenae, Olympia, Patras, Corinth, Sparta, Mistras. The area around Vytina is on of the primary stages where the Greek revolution of 1821 took place and where modern state of Greece was born. It is also the area where many Greek Americans trace their ancestry from.

It is Quintessential Arcadian Greek Village nestled in the mountains. The Ancient Roman poet Virgil put Arcadia on the traveler's map when he described this mountainous district of the Peloponnese as the quintessential land of milk and honey, where shepherds piped ditties to shepherdesses in bee-loud glades. The poet must have had something like Bytina in mind. Even today, around Bytina of Arcadia springs, streams and rivers nourish wildflowers and keep the hills and valleys green with stands of evergreen, cypress, and groves of chestnut, walnut, almond and fruit trees, well into the summer. Sheep bells tinkle in the distance and the atmosphere is heavy with the scent of thyme and oregano as the road writhed up the mountainside. And you need not deprive yourself of modern living comforts to experience this.

Situated within a deep forest of evergreen, almost being engulfed between two gigantic mountaintops of Mainalon, at 1,000 meters elevation and geographically at the center of Peloponnese, Bytina is an authentic, traditional Greek village. It has become a very popular summer resort town, and also a very rare Greek spot for skiing and winter sports, and since it is only 2 1/2 hours from Athens, a popular week-end destination year round for Athenians. It is also a great stop, en-route to Olympia, or while exploring Peloponnese for many European and other international visitors. Make your reservation today! ! !

 


   Features of our vacation rental:
  • Stroller or carriage
  • Highchair
  • Heat
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Fire Pit
  • Unscreened porch or lanai
  • Fenced patio or yard
  • Unfenced patio or yard
  • Accessible (see Desc.)
  • Three or more spaces
  • Reserved parking
  • Two levels/floors
  • Quiet "Mini-Split" AC
  • Wood stove
  • Firewood supplied
  • Charcoal grill
  • Picnic cooler
  • Steam shower
  • Car optional
  • Daily maid optional
  • Internet
  • Park or forest view
  • Wooded View
  • Mountain view
  • Resort view
  • Great sunrises
  • Outstanding sunsets
   Kitchen and laundry equipment in our vacation rental:
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Microwave oven
  • Range or cooktop
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Toaster oven
  • Coffeemaker
  • Espresso or cappuccino maker
  • Blender
  • Cookware
  • Dishes
  • Utensils
  • Bed rail for toddlers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Clothes washer
   Entertainment and communications features in our vacation rental:
  • Children's books
  • Grownup's books
  • Children's videos
  • Grownup's videos
  • Children's games
  • Grownup's games
  • Telephone
  • Answering machine
  • Two televisions
  • VHS player
  • DVD player
  • Computer (PC)
  • Dial-up Internet
  • Baby monitor
  • Binoculars
  • Guide to restaurants
  • Guide to area activities
   Amenities on site:
  • Playground
  • Ski-in/Ski-out
  • Snow Sledding
  • Outdoor tennis court(s)
  • Basketball court
  • Fitness center or gym
  • Spa
  • Jogging trails
  • Teen center
  • Grocery store
  • Restaurant
  • Bar or pub
  • Nightclub
  • Laundromat/coin laundry
  • Gated or restricted access
  • Walk to Ski Slopes
  • Shuttle to Ski Slopes
  • Bicycles to loan or rent
  • Scooters
  • Raft optional
  • Canoe or kayak optional
  • Lake
  • River
   Activities or interests on site, or within 15 miles:
  • Antiques
  • Art galleries
  • Horse racing
  • Shopping
  • Outlet mall
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Gym
  • Library
  • ATM or bank
  • Post office
  • Park
  • Museum(s)
  • Zoo
  • Live theater
  • Children's theater
  • Science center
  • Church(es)
  • Skiing privileges opt.
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Tennis
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Caves
  • Geo caching
  • Horseback riding
  • Scenic drives
  • Ecotourism
  • Gardens
  • Waterfall
  • Walking/bicycling tours
  • Archaeological ruins
  • Comedy club
  • Historical area
  • Amusement park
  • Theme park
  • Playground
  • Wineries
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Factory tours
  • Monuments
  • Water park
  • Snowboarding
  • Wall or rock climbing
  • Nature trails
  • Mountain biking

   Location details:
  Nearest major city: Athens, Greece Miles to restaurants: 0 - 5 miles
  Miles to major city: 115 Miles to shopping: 0 - 5 miles
  Name of airport: Athens International Airport (ATH) Miles to the beach: 16 + miles
  Miles to airport 125 Miles to golf course: 16 + miles

   Rate information, in U.S. dollars:
Season Daily Weekly Monthly Minimum Stay
         
Year Round
Sep. 1, 2010 - Dec. 30, 2015 $140 -- -- 3 Days Min

Note: Please take note of these additional fees and taxes:

  • Deposit: 150 euro reimbursable sec
  • Cleaning fee: 100 euro cleaning fee
  • Service or gratuity: No
  • Local taxes: No
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   Forms of payment we accept:
We accept Visa   We accept MasterCard   We accept American Express   We accept Discover Card   

  • Cash
  • Personal check
  • Money Order
  • Bank or Cashier's check
  • Bank wire transfer
   How to contact us (or use the E-MAIL OWNER form below):
  Ask for: Andreas Verrios Alternate telephone: 30 210 6719212
  Telephone: 30 210 6920314 Fax:
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When calling, please let us know you found us on GreatFamilyRentals.com!
       

 
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Great Family Vacation Rentals Listing #2808
Property listing created on October 29, 2008.  Last updated on September 12, 2013