In the center of the village, in the middle of nature.
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Why Δημήτρης chose Levidi
The picturesque and historic Levidi is located in the center of Arcadia and is built at an altitude of 860 meters, on the eastern side, at the foot of the Mainalo vineyard. In ancient times it was called "Orchomenos Chora", which justified its name with its rich archaeological finds that survive to this day. The municipality of Levidi, based in Levidi, consists of the following villages and settlements: Vlacherna, Dara, Kandila, Kardaras, Komi, Limni, Orchomenos, Palaiopyrgos, Panagitsa and Chotousa. Levidis is 25 km from Tripoli and has a population of approximately 1.140 inhabitants. There are many versions of the place name, such as the name of an old landowner or the son of the King of Arcadia Lycaona and other versions. Levididis played a leading role in Greek history and is loaded with monuments of history, culture and tradition. On April 14, 1821, the battle of Levidion took place, where chieftain Anagnostos Striftombolas, along with 70 other Greeks, faced the attack of 3,000 Turks and demolished them, dying the same day in this glorious battle. In the town of Levidia, great personalities such as Alexandros Papanastasiou, who was the founder of the "Democratic Union" in 1922, were born and worked. He is considered the father of the republic's republic and the initiator of the newer agricultural policy. The great politician was a minister several times before he was appointed prime minister of Greece in 1924 - 1932, while he was a partner and friend of Eleftherios Venizelos. Another great personality of Levidius was Orchomenos Thersilaus, who founded the Bouleuterion in the "Arcadia community" with the center of Megalopolis in 370 BC. The majestic town of Levidi will impress you with its stone-built houses, built in the middle of the 19th century and with its lively square. The mountainous, leafy village of Levidi has at its entrance a beautiful forest that shows the visitor his true identity and idyllic natural landscape.
What makes this Villa unique
The picturesque Levidi can be the starting point for the most interesting trips and excursions in the surrounding area. Levidi will captivate you with the imposing view of Mainalon and the plain and the hospitality that is harmoniously tied to the picturesque and the tradition. Snowy in winter and milky in all other seasons, with respect to its long tradition and history will be remembered as an image of a unique beauty. Local Flavors & Products In the picturesque taverns of Levidi you will taste delicious lamb spit, kokoretsi, splendant and pure meat. Levidis is famous for the quality of meat because livestock breeding is on the big plain. Levidis is famous for its dairy products, honey, herbs, traditional pasta, sausages, meats, apples, peaches, pears and local good wine. Cultural events In Levidi there are many folklore customs and festivals accompanied by folklore features. Many cultural events take place during the summer months. The Panagia of Panagia takes place on 23 August.
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Sightseeing in Arcadia Greece never ends and you may need to visit the prefecture many times in order to have a complete view of the archaeological sites and the historical monuments. Apart from the prefecture’s natural beauty which could easily become the main reason for visiting Arcadia (Arkadia), Peloponnese, we suggest some of the most popular tourist attractions at which you can take a closer glimpse.
The archaeological sites of Tegaea and Mantineia are a must see when in Tripoli. You can see relics of the Hellenistic theatre, parts of the Agora and altars, in Tegaea, bath complexes and the parliament, all dating back to the Hellenistic and Roman times, in Mantineia, as well as parts of Byzantine settlements and mosaics preserved in churches. In Tegaea you may visit the Αrcheological Μuseum where excavated artifacts dating back to the Hellenistic, Geometrical, Archaic Era are exhibited. In Tripoli, the Archaeological Museum contains interesting exhibits, too, while the Museum of War is separated in sections referring to the various eras of war that the Greek nation went through.
Some highlight attractions and museums in Arcadia, Peloponnese Greece are the luxurious mansion of Herodes Atticus with exquisite sculptures beautiful statues and mosaics with intricate shapes at Eva settlement in Astros, the open air Hydromovement Museum in Dimitsana, the well preserved castle in Karitaina, sample of the French architecture, the monumental bridge of Alfeios River, in Karitaina as well, the ancient city of Megalopolis and the ancient city of Lycosoura with a plethora of relics taking visitors back in time.
The enormous number of churches and monasteries which are scattered around the prefecture constitute a whole separate section of Arcadia sightseeing in Greece and will definitely impress visitors with their traditional architecture that varies in such a way making each one of them look special.
We suggest that you take an up to date tour guide with a detailed Arcadia map that will offer you the information required for places to visit, attractions and museums in Arcadia (Arkadia), Peloponnese Greece.