Panoramic view of the village with the traditional houses and the pine trees surrounding it


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A legendary escape in every sense of the word

Among the steep slopes of Mt. Mainalo in the Peloponnese nestles the mountain village of Dimitsana. Get a deeper insight into Greek history by visiting the places where the Greek Revolution of 1821 against the Ottoman occupation actually began; a place synonymous with legendary heroes, fierce battles and glorious achievements. Today thanks to its proximity to Athens and its striking beauty Dimitsana is one of the most popular all year round destinations in Greece along with the nearby Stemnitsa and Vytina, in the heart of Arcadia.

Dimitsana is built like an amphitheatre overlooking Lousios River, Lousios valley and the plains of Megalopoli. The village is nicely surrounded by snow covered mountain tops and lush pine tree forests. Some of its most famous sights are the six remaining legendary Gunpowder Mills that used to produce gunpowder for the Revolutionary War, the Philosophou and Timiou Prodromou Monasteries; the archaeological site of Gortyna and the houses of heroes of the Revolution.
The village is nicely surrounded by snow covered mountain tops and lush pine tree forests.



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From Athens via Olympia Road, to Corinth-Tripoli Road, the journey is 2.5 hours. From Thessaloniki via PATHE (Athens-Thessaloniki) continuing throughCorinth-Tripoli the journey lasts 7.5 hours.

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In Dimitsana you will find traditional hotels and Guest Houses
From Athens , you can reach Dimitsana in 2,5 hours (202,8 km) and from Tripolis in approx.1 hour (53,6 km).
You can reach Dimitsana by Coach (KTEL) of Arcadia
The closest airports to Dimitsana are the one of Kalamata (58,3 klm) and Athen's International Airport (171,33 klm)