Villa Vager

Levidi, The Peloponnese, Greece

At a Glance

  • Completely off the beaten track in the Peloponnese

  • The warm and welcoming lounge is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring

  • This family-run hotel provides friendly, personal service

  • Rustic yet comfortable, the highlight here is the incredible view across the beautiful landscape

  • Try a little action and adventure with an exciting quad bike tour through villages, forests and lakes

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The climate in Greece is warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter. From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May to October are particularly pleasurable months. Villa Vager is open year-round.

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Insider's View

Opt for a room with a balcony to relax with a glass of wine as you enjoy the breathtaking view.

Speak to the owner on arrival and head to the family run taverna behind the mountain for the most authentic and delicious Greek food you will have.

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Description

Located in the centre of the Peloponnese, Villa Vager offers a comfortable retreat with superb views across the region. Close to historic sites such as Epidavros and Olympia, Villa Vager makes the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating area.

In the central Peloponnese, situated in the Arcadia region, Villa Vager is off the beaten track and provides the perfect getaway. Located in the quaint village of Levidi, Villa Vager is a historical building dating back to 1843, and the authentic style of this era is still found throughout the hotel.

With just nine guest rooms, Villa Vager is charming and packed with character. Antique Greek furnishings are found in the rooms and lounge, while there are contemporary touches throughout. The guest rooms share a common style, however each is unique in its layout and design. Some rooms have a warm and welcoming fireplace, while others boast their own balconies with incredible views across the Peloponnese.

Villa Vager is a family-owned and run hotel, ensuring guests feel well looked after with attentive and friendly service. This personal touch is seen in the delightful breakfasts, as well as in the simple yet delicious homemade lunches and dinners which are happily made upon request. Guests can join the action in the kitchen with a traditional cooking class, offering the opportunity to learn a handful of authentic Greek dishes such as moussaka and tzatziki, as well as how to brew the iconic Greek coffee.

Thanks to its location, Villa Vager is surrounded by a fantastic landscape just waiting to be explored, from the fir forest of Mainalo to beautiful rivers and lakes. Guests can try kayaking, rafting or cycling, however for a real adrenaline rush join owner Nikolas for an off-roading quad bike adventure. These exciting quad bike day trips provide access to authentic villages, glassy lakes and ancient monuments, and are the perfect way to take in the region's incredible scenery.

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Accommodation

The nine rooms at Villa Vager are decorated in a traditional style using Greek antique furnishings. The rooms share a similar style but each has a unique decor and character. While there is no air conditioning, rooms are comfortable and welcoming, and some have working fireplaces. In the bathrooms, hairdryers are provided as well as Molton Brown amenities.

Dris Suite

Measuring 25 sqm, the Dris Suite is spacious and comfortable, with a queen-sized bed and fireplace. For families or groups of friends, the Dris Suite can connect through the hallway with the neighbouring Elatos Suite.

Kastania Suite

The Kastania Suite measures 25 sqm and is kept warm with a beautiful fireplace. The room has a queen-sized bed and can connect through the hallway with the neighbouring Platanos Suite.

Platanos Suite

Measuring 28 sqm, the Platanos Suite has a queen-sized bed and fireplace, however the highlight is the private balcony boasting an incredible view. For families or groups of friends the Platanos Suite can connect through the hallway with the neighbouring Kastania Suite.

Cave Suite

Measuring 25 sqm, the Cave Suite has a unique character. Located on the ground floor this room is designed to feel like a cave, perfect for a romantic getaway.

Sfendamos Suite

The Sfendamos Suite offers incredible views of the surrounding countryside, particularly from its private balcony. Measuring 35 sqm, this spacious room has a super king-sized bed and can connect with the neighbouring Honeymoon Suite for larger parties.

Honeymoon Suite

Villa Vager's most luxurious room, the Honeymoon Suite measures a spacious 40 sqm and has a super king-sized bed. The room has its own private balcony offering fantastic views across the Peloponnese. For families or groups of friends, the Honeymoon Suite can connect through the hallway with the neighbouring Sfendamos Suite.

Childcare

Children of all ages are welcome at Villa Vager however there are no specific childcare facilities. Babysitting is available on request.

Facilities

A delicious, varied breakfast is served in the dining area each morning, complete with local produce from the Peloponnese and homemade dishes. Lunch and dinner are served on request and can also be enjoyed in the dining area or the comfortable lounge.

Activities

For those that enjoy outdoor activities, Villa Vager is the perfect place to spend a couple of days exploring. From hiking and kayaking to horse riding and even skiing in the winter, there are plenty of activities to entertain adventure lovers. The highlight, however, is a quad bike trip around the mountains, lakes and forests of this beautiful region. The quad bike trips are led by Villa Vager's owner Nikolas, and are great fun for both adults and children alike. For those looking to relax, a variety of massages can be arranged in the privacy of your room, or during the summer months these can take place on the terrace, taking in the beautiful views. Cooking classes can also be arranged, using ingredients from the region to create classic Greek dishes such as moussaka and tzatziki.

Reviews

4

Serena Moore (Staff)

Villa Vager has bundles of charm and character. The owners have put their heart and soul into this property and you can really feel it. From the jams made by Marina to the ATV tours run by Nicolas you are never far from the essence of this property, the people. That being said, the rooms are wonderfully designed by Marina, with original pieces throughout you can see the thought and love that has been put in. Go once and you will always want to revisit it.

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Robyn Ewart (Staff)

If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience in Greece then Villa Vager is the place for you. The hotel is quaint and comfortable, and the owner Nikolas is more than welcoming - nothing is too much trouble for him. While it may not have the facilities of larger hotels, Villa Vager is rustic, authentic and ultimately charming, plus the views just can't be beaten.

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Location & directions

Levidi, The Peloponnese, Greece

Villa Vager is located in Levidi, a small village in the region of Arcadia, in central Peloponnese.

How to get there

Direct flights from London Heathrow to Athens take just over 3.5 hours with British Airways. Villa Vager is a two-hour drive from Athens Airport, or approximately one hour from Kalamata Airport.

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