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A house - refuge in the mountains

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A house - refuge in the mountains

8 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
8 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath

The space

The house is located in the heart of the mountainous region of Helmos in the village of Peristera, Achaia province, at an altitude of 1100m. The surrounding massif of Mount Helmos is considered a botanical paradise.

I can provide personal guiding for a number of activities that can be undertaken in the area:
- Hiking in deep forests and alpine pastures
- Climbing and mountaineering
- Skiing and other snow sports at the nearby ski resort of Kalavrita
- Mountain biking
- River trekking
Or just exploring the picturesque villages with great local cuisine.

The house consists of two levels and sleeps up to 6 persons (in beds provided) and can accommodate more guests with sleeping-bags and carry-mats (on a spacious wooden floor). On the ground level there is a bedroom with 2 beds, a bathroom and a large living space unified with the small but ergonomic kitchen. A space-saving staircase leads to a spacious loft. There is also a storage room with tools and firewood stocked up for the winter. A wood stove provides plenty of warmth required during the cold months (usually from October to April).
The property lies on gentle slopes formed by man-shaped terraces, surrounded by wonderful views of snow capped mountains, 500m. from Peristera village's center.

Interesting sights you can visit in the area:
- The mythical waterfall of Styx, a 2-hours hike up the eastern slopes of Neraidorakhi peak
- The small town of Kalavrita (26km), economical and cultural center of the region
- Kalavrita ski-resort (12km), on the snow-packed slopes of mount Helmos, with snow usually from late December to mid April.
- Vouraikos gorge with the rack railway Diakopto – Kalavrita, a unique attraction in Greece
- The unique cave of lakes in Kastria (28km)
- The small lake of Tsivlos (10km) under the shadow of mount Helmos, among the deep conifers forest.
- The lake of Doxa (Feneos) (20km), approached only by 4WD car.

Other major attractions from Peristera village:
- Olympia, 118km
- Delphi, 208km
- Mycenae, 135km
- Athens, 182km

Important note: Since on the nearby villages there are no grocer shops or super markets, the nearest places to get supplies are Akrata (38km away, on the highway from/to Athens) and Kalavrita (26km away, sometimes difficult to access in winter).

Amenities

Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Iron
Washer
Children’s books and toys

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 6PM

Availability

16 Reviews

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Deniz User Profile
Deniz
October 2017
Our Stay at Vassilis was perfect. Hıs House is wonderful and very clean. There is a beautiful panorama. He is a very good host. We recommend the flat every time. Best wishes from the Hamburger Ladies.
Konstantinos User Profile
Konstantinos
April 2017
Lovely place for nature and adventure lovers looking for unassuming, relaxing holidays. The house is basic but very functional and fully equipped and Vassilis, the owner, is very accommodating. The view from the window is just sublime. Very close to main hiking trails of the regi…
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Konstantinos
October 2016
This house is perfect. It immediately makes you feel a part of the astonishing surrounding nature. The interior is very clean, well organized and cozy - the view from the two windows of the living room is nothing but stunning. Vassilis is much more than a simple host; he is a fri…
Ronald User Profile
Ronald
July 2016
Really nice and quiet place in the mountains. Vassilis is very friendly and helps you with his knowledge and experience of the area.
Konrad User Profile
Konrad
June 2016
Vassilis has been extremely accommodating and met us en route to show us the way to the house and explain the area. He also gave us many very good tips about local hikes and Taverna's. Although remote and situated in the very dramatic Chelmos mountains (National Park), his house …
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Antonis
December 2015
Vassilis' place offered us a great three-day escape on the picturesque Helmos mountain. Located in the secluded outskirts of a tiny village of Achaea, it is unique in providing a great escape from the city. The house is fully-equipped and can comfortably accommodate a family of …
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Mario
August 2015
The place is near a small town in the middle of the mountains. The Kalavrita town (one of the best known and biggest around) is approx 40' far. This place is for who loves this kind of solutions. Relaxing, hiking, skying during the winter. The house is new, partly made of wood…

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