The picturesque square of Stemnitsa is a meeting place for locals and guests where you can relax in a cafe in the square, admiring the view of the slope of Klinitsa and the fir forest of Mainalo.
In the center of the square stands the majestic bell tower of St. George.
Churches: Stemnitsa will enchant you with its many Byzantine churches. It has about 18 churches operating from the post-Byzantine times until today. In the square stands the cruciform church of St. George which is the patron saint of the village. The metropolitan church of the village was built in 1810 and has a wonderful masonry of chiseled stone.
Remarkable are the images that are saved in the temple, after the burning of the Turks, like the images of the iconostasis, work of 1819, of Constantinople Kingdom Caesar, St. George, St. Demetrius in 1769, Zoodochos Pigi with the gold plated silver lining and another of St. George with silver lining. The linings of the icons were made by local craftsmen in 1813 while the fresco of Panokratora in the dome is the work of Fotis Kontoglou since 1813.
Opposite the church is the majestic, multi-storey bell tower of St. George, which designed and built from white hewn stone by Tinios Theotikos in 1877. The bells are the work of local craftsmen.
A picturesque path leads to the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi of the 15th century, which is built on a rocky hill. In the two-storey cell of the Monastery which still exists, was the seat of the First Peloponnesian Senate from May to June 1821.
The monastery was renovated recently with costs of Urania and Lazarus Efraimoglou and offers great views of the village. The monastery also preserved the church of Zoodochos Pigi, which is cruciform with a dome and it is assumed that was built around 1443. It is one of the most remarkable temples of Stemnitsa.
A remarkable and beautiful church is Panagia the Mpafero of the 12th century. The church is built on the hill of “Castle” location and it is a basilica with semicircular dome. In its precinct is the church of St. Nicholas from the 14th century, and according to legend was renovated in the 16th century.
Another church that will impress you is the Three Hierarchs of the 17th century.
The Watermill of Tsagkourou: The watermill of Tsagkourou, is the only surviving watermill in Stemnitsa, located on the hill of Zoodochos Pigi. Previously, the water for the operation of the mill came from the source “mother water”.
Location Castle and Memorial of Fighters 1821: From “Kastro”(Castle) hill, you will be enchanted bythe view of the village and the gorge Lousios. Here is the War Memorial, a monument dedicated to the Fighters of 1821.
Nikoletopouleio Cultural Center: Stemnitsa has the Nikoletopouleio Cultural Center, housed in the renovated elementary school where are held regional and nation-wide cultural events and conferences.
The Folklore Museum: It is located opposite the church of Three Hierarchs and housed in one of the most impressive three-storey towers in the area, Haji of the 18th century.
The museum was founded in 1985 by John and Irene Savvopoulou and among its exhibits are included collections of modern Greek art, representations of traditional crafts workshops, religious items and traditional costumes from various places of Greece.
Natural Locations: At the entrance of the village there is the location Lakes(Limnes). From there you can enjoy panoramic views of the imposing landscape, studded with stone Arcadian threshing floors, that will really fascinate you with their traditional architecture. From here starts the path to the church of All Saints and St. Theodore.
Mansions: In Stemnitsa you can admire some examples of traditional architecture like the Oikonomopoulos mansion built in 1887, the Kousourellis mansion, the City Hall and many other venues that stand out for their excellent arcadian architecture.
The House of Kolokotronis: A short distance from Stemnitsa in Libovisi village is the ancestral home of Kolokotronis, which now serves as a small museum.
Mainalon Ski Resort: In the mountains of Mainalo on the top of Ostrakina at an altitude of about 1770 meters is running a modern ski resort. Since the winter of 2004, the ski center has passed to the private company OSTRAKINA AETE.
Ski Center Mainalo has 8 great ski slopes, a special park for ATV motorbikes, central chalet for coffee or lunch, snowbar, shelter and four ski lifts. Its special position among the firs, the easy access, the great natural beauty and the rich flora and fauna make it particularly attractive.