Omalia Village | Kryoneria, Oreini Nafpaktia | Greece

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Kryoneria, Oreini Nafpaktia

In the heart of a beautiful fir forest and 65km from Nafpaktos town at 1.170 meters, there is a picturesque village named Kryoneria, the village of my mother! So I can proudly say that except my roots in Patra (I was born & lived there up to 10 years old) and Nafpaktos, I have also roots from this little jewel. 🙂 

Set amid the pleasant village countryside, it was once a green field, the field now contains a beautiful stone hotel called Omalia Village ,surrounded by forest and mountains. Here you have what is best around, in terms of outdoor and indoor hospitality. 

The name of the Village comes from the plateau of Omalia, which extends to the northeast of Kryoneria, between the villages Eltovrisi, Elatou and Grigoria” (Source: Omalia Website).

Built in 2014, this Green Complex complies with all the principles of the thermal insulation and it is one of the best in Oreini Nafpaktia, indeed, the strong point is that staying in Omalia Village you are almost the epic center of the forest. I am overwhelmed by the green surroundings and the nice perfume of the fir trees. 

Everything is arranged to spend enjoyable holidays: bar, cafe, restaurant, outdoor heated pool, gym, clinic, bikes, recreation hall with the internet and indoor & outdoor playground.

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Omalia - village - orini - nafpaktia - maninio - greece - trekking

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During the day, you can rest by the pool, here no need to rush. The pool area with its furniture and the open bar is a charming place, thanks to the large bay offering a wide view of the typical villas and the greenery around. We love the long chairs that allow you to peacefully sunbathe facing the pool. 

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Photo: Internet Source & Omalia Village Website

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Photo: Internet Source & Omalia Village Website, Photo Editing: Maninio

Omalia - village - orini - nafpaktia - maninio - greece - trekking

The decoration of the place its very simple style with pale shades and charming details. 

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The restaurant with a view of the mountains offers local cuisine which mainly contains meat and dairy.They mainly use local products from the region. In addition, there is a buffet breakfast each morning and a cafe area next to recreation center (at the top) with breathtaking views! 

For the Vegetarians and Vegans please note that you can enjoy that kind of cuisine, during Lent season, which is mainly inclusive the 40 days before Orthodox Easter and from 1st – 15th August. Alternatively, you can bring your own supplies and cook in the kitchen that is inside each room. Please note that there isn’t any food supermarkets, markets in the surrounded area. 

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Photo: Internet Source & Omalia Village Website, Photo Editing: Maninio

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Omalia - village - orini - nafpaktia - maninio - greece - trekking

Note that all the 19 independent rentals are fully equipped with shower room and its amenities, toilet, outdoor terrace, toilet for disabled people, living room, double beds, kitchenette including all utilities, TV, fan, fireplace, heating, and Parking. The villas consist of 1 to 4 bedrooms, some of them for disabled people. 

All the villas are overlooking the fir forest and beautiful houses of the neighborhood, they are all functional and not all stagnant. 

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Photo: Omalia Village Website

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Photo: Omalia Village Website, Photo Editing: Maninio

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It’s worth to mention that the Village its open throughout the year without forgetting the activities with, which a change of scenery is guaranteed for the seasonal tourists in summer and winter. This place offers the perfect setting to enjoy quiet and enjoyable holidays! A BLISS! 

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Photo: Omalia Village Website, Photo Editing: Maninio

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Photo: Omalia Village Facebook Page

How to get here: 

You can only reach Kryoneria with a car from Nafpaktos town, through the main road of Krioneriou – Striganias (1h 41 min) or through the main road of Nafpaktou – Platanou (1h 50 min). During winter the weather is snowy and quite dangerous. You can rent a car from Nafpaktos town.

To reach Nafpaktos town you can take the bus from Kiffisos Bus Station. There is normally a bus to the town at 07.30am and at 15.30pm. Double check with the bus station. Alternatively, you can rent a car from Athens and drive all the way to Nafpaktos via Olympia Odos (2.5 hours) and from there continue to the Kryoneria Village where Omalia Village is located. 

Food & Drink:

Mainly meat and Dairy, except during lent season where they serve Vegetarian & Vegan Food. You can also contact them for any special diet inquiries. You can also find the guide of Eat as a Vegan in Greece – Main DIshes with traditional Greek foods where you can find in almost every restaurant. Regarding drinks, the Hotel has a large bar with various choices. 

The Best season to visit: 

Normally the popular times are during Summer (July – August), Christmas, and Easter. Bare in mind that during winter, the weather is very cold and snowy. Always check the weather conditions prior to any driving. Check the video below to have a look for the winter conditions. 

Prices:

1 – bedroom apartment for 3 people including breakfast is around 65 euro/night. 

2 – bedroom apartment for 5 people including breakfast is around 86 euro/night. 

3 – bedroom apartment for 7 people including breakfast is around 130 euro/night. 

Check with the hotel/travel sites for the latest offers and prices. 

Internet:

Free wi-fi is available in public areas. There is indoor and outdoor seating area where you can enjoy your time. 

Get Social: 

Facebook page: Omalia Village Guesthouse

Pinterest: Omalia Village

Google+: Omalia VillageGr

The hotel provides: 

DVDs

Board games/puzzles

Music for Children,

Books

Occasionally the hotel organizes music nights 

Animals:

Animals are allowed upon request and are free of charge.   

Attractions:

Omalia Village is located to Krioneria Village which is a truly breathtaking place to discover. Despite the fact that it’s small its natural beauty will capture your immediate interest! More in a future post. 🙂 

Other attractions that you may want to visit around are the following – Source: Omalia Village website: 

  • Monastery of Agios Dimitrios
  • Chapel Prophet Elias
  • Panagia Church
  • Agios Georgios Church
  • Folklore Museum
  • Traditional Fountains
  • Monument of Damian
  • Pergari
  • Kakkavos Falls
  • Evinos Dam
  • Evinos Bridge

Bikes are available upon request. 

Greek Feasts (Panigiria):

On 14th August the Village organizes a feast with music, dance, food, and lots of wine. You can view the video below, a panigiri in another village. 

Healthy Benefits of Vacations in the Mountains: 

Vacationing in the sea or in the mountains? Personally, I prefer the sea but since I have visited this beautiful place I equally love them both! The health benefits of vacations in the mountains are well-known! You can read a few of them Top 10 health benefits vacationing in mountains

If you want to experience true relaxation, happy and a rare reprieve from anxiety put this place on your wish list! 

We thank Omalia Village for its hospitality! 

NOTE: All the photos are mine, except those which have a note underneath them. Not a sponsored post. 

21 Comments

  1. OMG that vegan guide though…thanks for the link!!!!! 🙂 I LOVE WHEN I FIND OTHER VEG-HEADS!! Some of your photos are absolutely stunning. This blog is a total find 🙂 I can’t wait to see more. subscribed 🙂

  2. Super helpful info!! The pic at the top with the amazing sunlight is SO beautiful, I just love it.

  3. carrieemann

    This looks like such a charming place to spend a few days! I would love to visit during the feast — that looks awesome.

  4. Oh my gosh I want to go here! Looks like such a peaceful place!

  5. I love all of the stone on the buildings! Looks like such a lovely place to stay! Thanks for sharing

  6. Looks like a great place to visit! 🙂

  7. Love that you’re providing food tips for vegan and vegetarian travelers! I’m not solely vegan, but I do try to eat mostly plant based foods! I went to Greece for the first time this year and fell in love with it!

    • Hey Savannah!! Thanks for your nice message! I am Vegetarian transitioning to Vegan and I can really feel the pain of finding plant based foods in any country especially in Greece. 🙂 We got born eating too much meat.

  8. dmehtaTheELT

    That’s quite an interesting and informative post Penelopi! I have just been to Athens and would definitely visit again to explore more, I can already see myself lazing around that pool 😉

  9. Looks so peaceful and inviting. We’ve never been to Greece but for a long time we wanted to just take the plunge and do it. Seeing your beautiful posts, only makes me think we need to buy those tickets already!

  10. This looks like a beautiful and relaxing oasis in the Mountains. Just perfect for a romantic holiday or some soul-searching solo time too.

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