In the mountains: Pinakates Traditional House, Pelion, Greece
Originally built in the 18th century Pinakates Pelion is a reflection of the region’s castellated homes begun in the 17th century and was influenced by similar Turkish constructions of the period. Sturdy and built to last, this bi-level archontiko(stone mansion) has been carefully restored without sacrificing it’s history and original craftsmanship. Exposed stone and vaulted wood ceilings take you back in time while the whitewashed walls and bold color accents keep it cool and playful. Steeped in comfort and inviting hospitality, the eclectic collectibles and furnishings are an offbeat and spirited mix of traditional and ethnic design.
With a total of three bedrooms divided between floors there is plenty of space for privacy with the two bedrooms in the upper floor featuring their own fireplace. The main sitting area is flooded with natural light from over thirteen windows lined along a window box occupying the best area in front of the main fireplace for a bright and intimate gathering spot. The kitchen is an efficient compact adaptation in stone and fun, bright colored accents for the adjacent dining area that accommodates six.
The lush courtyard and gardens are a peaceful place to enjoy the views of the countryside.
Pinakates Pelion offers a comfortable and authentic experience and a lasting legacy of Grecian culture.
There is a telephone and Wi-Fi available. A laptop for the full size projector screen, as well as a CD/radio player. All linens and bath towels included with laundry facilities. Baths Include all natural personal care products (Korres/Apivita). There’s a good selection of guide books, maps, books and board games for indoor fun alongside the fireplace which includes firewood. An extra cot is available upon request. The gardens are equipped with seating and parasols along with a BBQ and there are two mountain bikes that can be provided for free upon request.
Electric heating (extra charges may apply in winter period in case of excessive use).
House keeping/cleaning (upon request, extra charges will apply).
No smoking or pets allowed please.
Considered one of the most beautiful and mythical mountains in Greece, Pelion is a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea, once believed to be the birthplace of Centaurs. With a plethora of beaches, Pelion is an all season destination. With mostly moderate temperatures throughout the year there are outdoor activities to enjoy for both summer and winter. Offers mountain and coastal hiking and sandy beaches to unwind and enjoy the seaside time. At the higher elevations, the green wonderland presents climbing, trekking, skiing and winter sports activities. The nearby villages, Milies and Vyzitsa, are only a short distance to shopping, sightseeing and taverns for a taste of the local specialties.
Pinakates is located on mountain Pelion at the southeastern part of Thessaly in central Greece. A car is recommended to tour the area and reach the village while the closest airport is an hour drive to Volos Nea Achialos International Airport. You can also reach the Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) which is a 3 hours’ drive while Athens is approximately 4 hours’ drive.