We stayed for one night at the Hotel Dimitsana in Dimitsana, Arcadia, Greece located on the edge of the Lousios Gorge in the center of the Peloponnesian peninsula. If you want to experience an small mountain village, this is the place. Although we were there on a cool, rainy day, the views were breathtaking.
The hotel is located on the edge of town on the left side as you enter from the south. It looks like an attractive modern motel/hotel with wood and stone. Inside, it appears just a bit run down, could use some freshening up, but we enjoyed our stay there. Our room was actually a triple with a single twin bed off to the side, which we used for the suitcases. The room was carpeted, a bit small (as we found most Greek hotel rooms) but had everything we needed. The bathroom was clean, with a large shower, and sink with vanity. The bed (twins side by side)had a down comforter, similar to what you find in Germany or Austria.
The highlight of the room was a balcony with table and chairs overlooking the gorge. We watched the weather and sheep in a field below us.
We were served a huge breakfast with a platter of scrambled eggs and ham, cold meat and cheese, various breads, juice, coffee, -- the works.
All this for only 60 Euro.
I can't remember the name of the restaurant where we had dinner, but it was in the center of the village on the opposite side of the street from the hotel. It had stone walls and old photos of the village and area. We were served a delicious "lamb with sauce" dish.
A tip on sightseeing. Contrary to what our guidebooks implied, you can easily drive into the Lousios Gorge. We drove down on a winding paved road, crossing over the Lousios River (a clear, rushing mountain stream), to the Filosofou monastery, built in the 1600s. It was a center of the independence movement against the Turks in the Greek revolution. The brother greeted us with sweets and water and told us about the monastery. We were allowed into the church which had amazing rare frescoes. He told us about the original monastery (963 B. C.) down a trail into the gorge. It was a fairly arduous trek but well worth it -- very spiritual with old icons propped here and there, a kind of catacomb in the hill with human bones, and bats in the belfry. We were the only people there. With the wind blowing through the gorge, surrounded by wildflowers, and the broken old monastery around us, we knew why we had come to Greece.
Another worthwhile attraction is the Open Air Water Power museum. This outdoor museum has exhibits on the old mills and tanneries that existed in the gorge in past centuries. It is very close to the Hotel Dimitsana, down the hill into the gorge.
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