Anemi Guest House Kato Pedina, Zagori, Greece

  • Hotel
  • Units 7
  • from € 70
What we like about this property

We love the rustic simplicity and welcoming charm of this guesthouse and the emphasis on authentic Greek culture. Located in a gorgeous and relatively less traveled region of Greece, the home is a friendly and colorful slice of life surrounded by stunning natural beauty. 

Description

Set within the UNESCO region of Epirus in the tiny village of Kato Pedina, this 19th century guest house overlooks the highlands and plateaus of Zagori with gorgeous mountain views in the distance.

Leaving Athens behind, the owners discovered the village of just twenty five inhabitants and an old cottage in need of repair, transforming it into a modern guesthouse. Using period materials, local stone and timber, the careful restoration of the house was designed to highlight the simple beauty of the original structures and maintain cultural authenticity. The interiors are warm and welcoming and designed with a simple rustic-modern approach and lively colorful accents which are a tribute to Zagori’s autumn colors and the original colors of the houses.  

On the ground floor, where the family’s farm animals were once kept, are two ensuite double rooms built into a rock and on the first floor are three colorful en suite doubles and two additional en suite rooms on the second floor with private verandas. Each room includes it’s own fireplace for cozy nights. 

The “magirio” (the kitchen room) is the heart of the house where you can enjoy traditionally prepared meals and delicacies with fresh and seasonal locally sourced ingredients. Head out to the terrace for al fresco dining and stunning views. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Breakfast served daily with optional additional meals. Cultural and nature guides, film seminars (hosted in July in Kato Pedina village) yoga seminars, cooking seminars with local cuisine using seasonal ingredients of the region at the proprietors restaurant, loom and textiles seminars, annual sheep shearing and wool processing demonstrations. Travel and airport transfers available. Mountain bikes available for guests use, complimentary firewood for each room. Wifi throughout. Organic bath amenities. Housekeeping and laundry facilities.

AROUND 

The tiny village of Kato Pedina is located in a privileged position in the center of Central Zagori in the northwestern region of Ioannina between Monodendri and Papingo. The fifth biggest municipality in the country, the area’s geographic isolation “Behide the mountain” (as its name means) is home to vast stretches of mountains and plains and stunning natural beauty. Part of the larger Epirus region, the area is A UNESCO heritage site and comes to  life with many village festivals (panygiria) throughout the region.

Relatively unknown and unexplored compared to the islands, there are miles of hiking trails and areas for rafting, canyoning in nearby Vikos Gorge, alpine lakes and forests, and many ancient villages. Kato Soudena is famous for its cultural events throughout the year and at the end of August and for its film festival in July. Ioannina is just a 35 minute drive and the Ionian coastal regions are a two hour drive west.

LOCATION

Zagori, Greece. Nearest airport: King Pyrros airport of Ioannina (35km) and international airports of Corfu (140km plus a 90 min. ferry), Aktio (160km) near the city of Preveza or Thessaloniki (300km).

BEST TIME TO VISIT: May through the end of October and the first days of November for the best weather and fantastic changing colours of the leaves in autumn.

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Anemi Guest House

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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses7 En suite bedrooms
AccommodateUp to 14 Guests double occupancy with optional additional single accommodations to include 22 total occupancy with single bed accommodations
Restaurant / self cateringBed & Breakfast plus optional dinner provided on request
KitchenBed and Breakfast
Bed Type7 Doubles, 4 Singles, 2 Sofa beds
Pet FriendlyYes, former notification needed
InternetWifi throughout
PoolNo
ViewCountryside views
RatesRates range from €70-€100 per night May 1-Sept 30 , €90-€120 per night Oct 1-Apr 30 depending on room selected. 3 night minimum stay during Easter and Christmas
Minimum Stay1 Night
Notes

Payments can be made through PayPal, credit card or directly from the bank or ebanking 

€15 per extra person per room

 

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Reviews

10 Reviews

  • Vakia, March 3, 2018

    Comfort nice atmosphere and people…

    Very good guesthouse, functional, huhliarikos, close to other destinations and the main advantage of the people owners. The rooms are large and functional and with good prices. Paul is civilized and helpful and Lila sweet and … dynamic

    Vakia

  • Anastasia K., February 12, 2018

    A great hospitality
    Anemi is a place I felt like home. I felt like I could make new friends there, like I would stay much longer than I planned. Pavlos and Lila make this possible. The aura of the place is what they stand for in general: passion for life.
    I would definitely recommend this place for the travellers that do seek for a place with quality and far from the typical commercial places with no personality.

    Great job Pavlos and Lila! Keep it up!

    Anastasia K.

  • Tracy Pacht, February 10, 2018

    Beautiful guesthouse with very good hosts…

    Very attentive, new hostel, in a restored old house. I think it has 7 rooms only. We stayed three nights and were completely happy! Our room was in an old Epirus style with a fireplace in the middle. The bathroom and this very nice, and clean. Hot water normally all day long, while it was winter, the heating (with your own thermostat) did a great job. Gorgeous also the reception area that was in the next, also old and renovated, home. In the same place there were tables for breakfast or for anyone who wanted to sit for chatting with the hosts or to read one of the many books they had everywhere! On the second level, above, the kitchen, along with another room with table and toys.
    Three days we had all three different breakfasts, made by the hosts. Combinations of delicious marmalades on bread, pancakes with honey, traditional meal, eggs with feta cheese, nuts with olives and oil, tarama, halva, etc. If it is good, it is very nice to sit outside in the courtyard overlooking the Lower Pedin Plateau.
    The hosts, Paul and Lila, nice and very helpful, give you instructions or suggestions for various things to do in the surrounding area.

    Lastly, it is important that the village is also suitable as a location, because you can go in less than 45 minutes to any part of the village of Central Zagori.

    Tracy Pacht

    Kokalas, Greece

  • Sergio, October 29, 2017

    Magic!

    Wonderful location, cozy atmosphere, great tsipouro! Rooms with fireplace, comfortable, clean in colors and style that make you fall in love again and again! The kitchen with the dining room on the upper floor of the guesthouse is a wonderful space that comfortably accommodates 10 people to cook together and make the atmosphere even more humbug. We spent it amazing, it is pet friendly, gay friendly, and many intriguing owners! I highly recommend it to groups, couples and only travelers, since they will definitely find friends.

    Sergio

    Greece

  • Natalia P., August 19, 2017

    An exquisite guesthouse!
    An excellent hostel with great people and a great environment. The delicious food of Lila is an ideal place for relaxation !! We will re-select Anemis very soon soon !!!

    Natalia P.

  • Ricky, August 13, 2017

    True Village Hospitality…

    Lila and Pavlos are passionate about hospitality and the Zagori area which shows in every detail of their authentic and comfortable guesthouse – from the extraordinary rooms and décor and the home cooked meals to the information Pavlos gives about the area. The atmosphere is laid back and calming. We stayed four nights – I think this is the minimum to enjoy the guesthouse and the endless opportunities for hiking and exploring this unique area.

    Ricky

  • Richard S., August 5, 2017

    Wonderful authentic and eclectic restaurant/cafe with beautiful vista…
    Went with a large group of friends to enjoy an evening dinner, eating on the terrace looking out over the beautiful valley plains in the evening sun. This is a fascinating collection of stone buildings and connecting courtyards in the local style, with cosy bedrooms, some with rough-hewn natural rock walls/floors. The dinner of local cuisine was delicious and abundant, and the hosts are so friendly, with a lovely convivial atmosphere and locals dropping in for a chat and a coffee/glass of wine. The restaurant/cafe space is decorated with eclectic theatre/musical items/posters, and has a working loom inside. which I think is sometimes used to demonstrate local crafts. Very interesting restaurant, well worth a visit.

    Richard S.

  • Andrew M., May 28, 2017

    The perfect place…

    I stayed here and loved what Lila & Pavlos have created at Anemi. It is much, much more than just somewhere to sleep and eat, it is a place of love and friendship.

    I returned to Zagori, to “celebrate” a Big Birthday with family & friends. We stayed in another village, but spent a memorable night at Anemi that will linger long in our collective memories.

    Tsipouro was offered as soon as we arrived, and drunk on the lovely terrace overlooking the 1,000m high valley of Soudena, the others getting to know Lila & Pavlos, and also meeting a couple of local people – including an author known as the Greek Jack Kerouac! – who had dropped by for an evening drink and chat.

    Dinner was a sumptuous feast, showcasing the local ingredients and traditional cooking, and with much that was perfect for the vegetarians in our group.

    Afterwards there was an impromptu party, thanks to a Youtube JukeBox session, some dancing and Pavlos playing his bouzouki, while Lila sang the words from traditional rebetiko music of Epirus.

    We may not have stayed the night this time, but the others were invited to look round the traditionally furnished bedrooms, beautifully designed and comfortably equipped. And I still remember the breakfast….

    Thank you, Lila & Pavlos, for another wonderful experience at Anemi. You made an old man very happy!

    See you again, for sure..

    Andrew M.

    England

  • Lesley V., May 25, 2017

    Authenticity done to perfection..
    I was fortunate to be introduced to Anemi by Andrew Morris, who discovered this little haven of Greek hospitality, and was stunned by the beauty and care that the owners have put into it. The rooms are absolutely stunning, each one individually decorated and infused with local treasures, and the dining/lounging/hang-out area is a feast for the eyes. Architecturally, the space is breathtaking, with the mezzanine floor and high ceiling giving a majestic feel. But the atmosphere is intimate and personal, thanks to all the antiques, paintings, books and other objects that have been carefully selected by the owners. This place is loved. You can tell.

    Lesley V.

    London, England

  • Argyro G., February 4, 2017

    You always want to come back to this hospitable-wonderful hostel that does not look like anybody else!
    Lila and Paul have taken care of everything!
    Anemis guesthouse will trap you in its wonderful rooms which, apart from the fireplace and its abundant woods, each have a small library (ornate) in several languages ​​of the world for the travel of the mind and the soul! Each room with its own color and distinct name travels you to the history and habits of the place with details in the decoration that only its owners could achieve with respect to the ecology of the area!
    Wonderful breakfast with fresh ecological products and incredible service and hospitality!
    The hostel is a junction for short getaways that Paul is always willing to show and explain to you!
    The guesthouse “Anemis”
    When it is time to leave, you already remember to come back!

    Argyro G.

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