Levidi is built at the foot of Mount Mainalo, a few kilometres north of Tripolis, on the way to Vytina, and it is a historic, well organized town with a rich folklore tradition, as well as the birthplace of the prominent early 20th century politician, Alexandros Papanastatiou. The traditional guest houses, as well as the restaurants, the taverns and cafes, where visitors can enjoy delicious products, the famous wines of the valley, the lovely main square, the church of Agioi Taxiarches atop a hill with panoramic views to the settlement, the Arcadian Museum of Art and History, the Kapsa Cave, with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, ancient Orchomenos and Mantineia, the Monastery of Kandila and finally the nearby Mainalo ski centre all make Levidi an extremely attractive destination throughout the year.
Levidi, at the edge of mountain Mainalo, at an altitude of 850 m., only a few kilometres north of Tripoli, on the road to Vytina, is an historic, neat town, with rich folklore tradition and a population of approximately 700 permanent residents. It is the hometown of the great politician of the beginning of the 20th century, Alexandros Papanastasiou, who rose as the leader of the liberal democratic party, served as prime minister and was the founder of the Republic regime (1924). His bust stands proudly at the settlement’s square, along with the statue of Anagnostis Striftopoulos, a hero of the 1821 Greek Revolution.
The traditional guesthouses, the places where the visitor can taste the delicious local products and the famous wines of the valley, the beautiful main square, the church of Aghii Taxiarches, the small Byzantine church of the Panaghia with murals, built with ancient materials from the sanctuary of Artemis Hymnia, as well as the two clocks, the old and the new (the old one still shows the time when the Germans blew it up) at the top of the hill with the panoramic view of the settlement, are some of the sights worth seeing that the visitor will discover.
The Arcadian Museum of Art & History, located at the “Dryades” alternative tourism complex, houses an interesting collection of art works by western-European and Greek artists from the 16th to the 20th century, while the Alexandros Papanastasiou Museum holds mementoes from the personal and public life of this great politician.
The noteworthy locations in the nearby area, such as the ancient Arcadic city of Orchomenos, with ruins that traverse antiquity until its end, and the touching remains of an ancient theatre, the ancient city of Mantineia, the Kandila Monastery, perched on the rock, the heroic village of Paleopyrgos, with the remarkable carved wooden chancel screen of the 15th century church of Kimisi tis Theotokou, the Kapsia cave, with stalagmites and stalactites, as well as the Mainalo Ski Resort, they all constitute Levidi an extremely attractive area for a relaxing stay year-round.