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Stone House Amalthia is situated at Bozikas village at a 750 meters’ altitude, in a beautiful setting.
The house is located in a pine forest, next to a unique gulf with plane trees and walnuts ideal for nature lovers, hikers & people who want to escape into nature, only 130 km´s from Athens.
Its location and unique combination of classical and modern style make Amalthia ideal for calm, tranquillity and ultimate relaxation, perfect for family, or business gateways.
Stone House Amalthia is newly built, with stunning views, on the edge of the quite rural village of Bozikas. Its architecture combines the architecture of a stone tower of another era, with modern decoration and functional layout, full and very spectacular furnishings, equipped for both short and long vacations. From there you have views of the Corinthian gulf and the wine producing Nemea valley while you are near Ancient Korinthos & Nemea, Stymfalia Lake & Pheneos Plateau.
Perfect for unique experience of rejuvenation, it is ideally located, for daily excursions in the mountainous Peloponnese and close by winemaking regions. The rental of the ground floor and first/upper floor (loft) can be adjusted according to demand, number of people and respectively price. There is a fireplace, and a bathroom at every floor, central heating with radiators, WIFI and access to multiple of terraces, balconies and verandas, where you can appreciate the spectacular environment you are in. On the outside of the house there is a barbeque and a tilled oved, making it ideal for large outdoor gatherings and hosting of events. Inside you can find a fully furnished kitchen (ground floor) and a cooking space on the first/upper floor. Both have refrigerators and amenities for many people.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and a large independent loft apartment on the first floor, with separate entrance through the lounge area of the ground floor.
The ground floor has a completely independent entrance, a very large courtyard and a veranda with spectacular views. The two bedrooms here, are very comfortable, one has two windows, a double bed, a single bed and a sofa bed and the other bedroom has one window, a double bed and a sofa bed. There is a spacious modern bathroom, with brand new fittings and a multi-jet shower. The unified large lounge space on this floor has beamed ceilings, a modern, fully equipped kitchen with windows to the courtyard and veranda overlooking the valley below. There is a large dining space, with a huge wooden dinner table (can sit up to 14 people) and a fireplace, transcending tranquillity and unique coziness. Here you can also find a large sofa-bed, which can accommodate two more people when both bedrooms (whole ground floor) are rented, for an additional charge of €10 per person. Two glass doors lead to two balconies and a very large, angular tile-roofed loggia with fantastic views leading to an open-air lounge, and a dining space on the outside. The views from this veranda/terrace are breathtaking and exude relaxation and calmness. The ground floor as a whole can accommodate up to nine people and a child, of the same group or family which will share the common space (when both bedrooms are rented). A baby cradle is available upon request.
The first/upper floor in stone house Amalthia is a large (50 sq. m.) bright loft apartment, with its own private entrance via the common lounge space on the ground floor. It can function as a single, independent space. Here you can find a queen-sized bed and two single beds (Split King) and can accommodate up to 5 (including the sofa bed) and a child. The ceiling of the loft is made of wooden roof beams, under which there is a fireplace, perfect for cosy nights, a dining table for 6 people and a small cooking space with a refrigerator and gas stove for cooking, with amenities for up to 6 people. Next to the fireplace there is a large window leading to a separate huge (40 sq. m.) roof terrace with a swinging couch for unbeatable romantic moments, and stunning views. The loft has its own brand new, modern bathroom, independent heating and air-condition.
The house is surrounded by a large acre of land, half of which is a pine forest and half is with aromatic plants and herbs, eucalyptus mulberries and pine trees and its own parking space. During the summer you can also place tends on this part of land, in case more guests need to be accommodated. On the house land area there is also an outside shower and toilet. On the outskirts of the house there is a very large yard with a small pond, tiled oven, barbeque and sink with a fridge, perfect for the sunny days where you can BBQ overlooking the valley, feasting on the natural colours of the forests of this spectacular region and mountains of Peloponnese.
The whole house Amalthia can accommodate up to fourteen people of the same group (more if tends are used), making it ideal for a large family, group of friends or business event. In the past Stone house Amalthia has been rented by big companies for alternatives, philosophical, seminars and by large families, for mountaineering, trekking, and daily excursions in this breath-taking part of Greece.
Amalthia stone house is ideally located for your Peloponnese tours. Some of the distances are: 20 km - Ancient and modern Nemea, 23km – Lake Stymphalia, 28 km - Coastal villages of Kiato, 42 km – Xylokastro, 43 km – Mycenae, 45 km – Feneos Plateau, 47 km – Doxa Lake, 61 km – Nafplio, 72 km – Tripoli, 75 km – Mountainous Arcadia, 96 km – Lake Tsivlou, 132 km – Athens, 153 km – Kalamata.
Corinthian mountains have a great natural beauty and many hiking trails. The mountainous landscape, dotted with picturesque villages and beautified by two lakes extends over the fir-clad slopes of Mt Ziria, the second biggest of Peloponnese to Taygetos. At lake Stymphalia, you will find the interesting Environment Museum of Stymphalia, Feneos and the beautiful lake Doxa. Lake Stymphalia is situated at an altitude of 700 metres between four mountains: Ziria, Oligirto, Mavrovounio and Gavria. It is considered to be a rare wetland habitat and hosts more than 143 species of birds, some of which are rare. It is worth stopping by at one of the bird observatories along the lakeside road.
Stymphalia town has been built in the Killini (Cyllene at Ziria) mountain region and was renowned in mythology. According to the legend, Hercules slew the Stymphalian fowls, the man-eating birds with the bronze wings that lived in the swamps, on the lake’s banks of the same name.
The villages Kaliani, Lafka where a prominent museum operates with old tools, and Kastania are set in a magnificent landscape with chestnut, fir and plane trees.
There are many activities to do in the region all year round. Some of those include Skiing, sleighs, snow mobiles at the Ziria Sports (Ski) Centre, mountaineering, cannoning, hiking along the organised and marked Ziria paths (total length of 55 km). The courses in the Lake Dasiou region and more specifically down to Karia village are will excite you. Try also caving, paragliding, off-road trips with motorcycles and mountain biking riding from the Ziria Sports Centre to Lake Dasiou for a total length of 4.5 km
The area around Stone house Amalthia is famous for wine-growing tradition and the excellent wine produced from the local vineyards. A wine festival is held every year in September, with local produce. From the house you can easily visit a local winery and taste some of their best wines from deep reds to refreshing whites to summertime rosés, while you learn about modern Greek wine and taste a variety of cheeses from across Greece. We recommend to visit Domaine Bairaktaris, Constantin Gofas, the Palivou Estate, Lafazanis, Lafkioti and Karamitso wineries, to name a few.
Ancient Nemea is a fascinating place, with great archaeological interest. According to the ancient myth, this is where Hercules slew the ferocious lion of Nemea who was the terror of the area. The Nemea Games, one of the most important festivals of the ancient world, were founded in honour of the tragic death of the young prince Opheltes, killed by a snake. Today the Nemean Games have been revived, attracting many visitors from many countries. When there do not miss out on the temple of Zeus, the ancient stadium built in 330 B.C and the running track where the Nemean games were held. The city of ancient Mycenae is an incredibly large site full of ancient remnants. It includes tombs, the treasury and the main city as well as the infamous Lion Gate. It is the home to the citadel of the legendary Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks against the Trojans during the Trojan War. The ‘Mycenaean period,’ from 1600 to 1100 BC, references this ancient city, indicating its importance in Greek civilization. Your visit here provides a connection to development of the later classical period. Pass through the 20-foot-wide (6-meter) city walls, enter the Lion's Gate to Agamemnon's throne room, and explore the administrative and service buildings, tombs, and treasury of Atreus, as well as the on-site museum. Agamemnon made important decisions here to fight the Trojan war, and sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia. You can visit Agamemnon´s tomb.
The ruins of the Ancient city of Stymphalos on the lake’s northern roadside where the remnants of the Ancient Agora’s public buildings, fortifications and temples have been discovered that bear testament to the past’s glory. The city which has been excavated was founded in approximately 350 B.C. on the site of a town with inter-dispersed ruins dating to the early and late Bronze Age period. The partial destruction of Stymphalos appears to be due to a Roman military attack after 146 B.C.
Finally, it is worthwhile visiting the ancient theatre of Sykyon, one of the largest theatres of Ancient Greece, the foundations of the temple of Artemis or Apollo as well as the Roman baths where the archaeological museum is housed with sculptures, urns, tomb columns and other finds from the area.
For some more recent history, visit the Byzantine Monastery of Lexova and the surrounding forest. The Dormition Rock has just been just been renovated. It is a beautiful historical and religious monument for mankind. Situated at the entrance of Nemea, it will give you the chance to enjoy a breath-taking view of the valley and its unique view for all seasons. Nearby is the historical seaport of Nafplio (or Nafplion), the first capital of Greece with a charming Venetian quarter nestled underneath the dominating hilltop castle of Palamidi. Here you can explore the town's many craft shops and have lunch at one of the seaside cafes or restaurants. From there take another short drive through olive fields to the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios and first health centre of the ancient world. The adjacent Theatre of Epidaurus dates from the 4th century BC. A masterpiece of classical Greek architecture it is one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece.
The impressive Zaraka Cistercian Monastery ruins, a little outside the village, appear to be the first noteworthy evidence for the monastery, which date back to 1236. Its church (a three-aisled basilica roofed with groin vaults) has been excavated over three periods (1928, 1962, 1993-1997), while the columns are reminiscent of 13th century Gothic churches.
For the sea lovers, we recommend Loutra Oreas Elenis, Assos and Korfos.
Heading towards the coast and Kiato, a coastal city with the large harbour is the base of the Municipality of Sikyonia, the second largest municipality in population in the Prefecture of Corinth. Not being far away from Athens (with which it is also connected with the suburban rail). When there, visit the Heroon, in the harbour and the Ancient Sykyon (7 km. southwest) that was established during the Prehistoric years and enjoyed great prosperity during the period the Orthagorides tyrants ruled (7th – 6th cent. B.C.).
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