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Christmas in Orini Arcadia

Christmas in Orini Arcadia

Orini Arkadia is just a few hours away from Athens and it allows us to immediately feel the magic of Christmas. The stone-built mountain villages of the mythical land of Pan seem to have been specially crafted for Christmas time.

In a snow-white landscape, we live the Christmas fairytale enjoying delicious meals and plenty of wine at traditional taverns, village hopping in cosmopolitan and alternative villages, from Dimitsana and Karytaina to Elliniko, and strolls among smoked chimneys and paved squares.

The most active of us enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Mainalo ski center, while the rest of us are watching the snow from the windows with a cup of aromatic tea or hot chocolate.

Where to stay

The hidden gem in the center of the traditional settlement of Elliniko in the region of Gortynia in Peloponnese, Elafos Natural Boutique Hotel & Spa, offers you many reasons for a Christmas getaway in the nature. Elafos Natural Boutique Hotel & Spa is a new hotel in Arcadia, that adds doses of refined luxury to your stay, promises tranquility by the fireplace, offers the necessary relaxation in the spa and gives many excuses for a getaway full of experiences. 

Savor your rich in local traditional products breakfast, enjoy a fine espresso in the courtyard or sip your tea with mandarin and ginger in the wooden loft, while playing board games and puzzles and dine at your hotel's atmospheric restaurant. Immerse yourself in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the feeling of relaxation offered by the sauna and the steam room, at Elafos’ luxurious spa. In the evening, relax with a glass of or with a cocktail at the trendy bar of Elafos.

Starting from Elafos Natural Boutique Hotel & Spa, your trip to Arcadia, apart from relaxing, it can also be full of unforgettable experiences in the nature, if you’re feeling adventurous enough. Start your day with a stroll through the old-signposted trails, enjoy rafting in the crystal waters of Lucius river, passing through lush landscapes and stone bridges, ride a bike in the village and learn how to horse-ride. Also, do not miss to visit the traditional villages of Arcadia, such as Vitina, Stemnitsa, Dimitsana and Karytaina.

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From: Anthi Sasmatzoglou