Apeiros Chora | Zagori, Greece

Apeiros Chora | Zagori, Greece

The Vibe: Greek mountain charmer.

The Area: Located in Kato Pedina, central of the 46 villages that make up the Zagori – meaning “the place beyond the mountains” -, in the Epirus region of northwestern Greece. Opposed to the image of the blue and white of the Greek islands, here tremendous natural beauty and diversity reign, like the Vikos Gorge (one of the deepest in the world) and the Voidomatis River. Rare species of animals and birds roam, while the distinct architecture of stone, slate roofs and woods charaterise this mountaineous region – even skiing is practised! (and so is truffle hunting).

The DNA: An eclectic, charming guesthouse set in an authentic Zagori mansion, graciously restored by the same family who have lived here for centuries. Interiors fuse antique furnishings (such as original gunpowder barrels) with luxurious amenities. The house combines elements of the old and the new with slight Eastern influences, as the region once served as the European gateway to the Ottoman Empire. As in the past, the kitchen is right at the heart of the house. It is furnished with a traditional stove, as well as an oven and fridge. The kitchen is used for various happenings and for the award-winning Greek breakfast served daily. Come evening, drinks can be enjoyed here followed by a dinner made up of regional specialties, all freshly prepared. There is a small spa consisting of a jacuzzi, hammam and gym. Inside, various lounges and a library can be enjoyed, outside an enchanting garden with mountain views awaits.

Suite-Me-Up: The seven uniquely, individually designed guestrooms come with wooden ceilings, large oak timbers and hand-cut stones. The weathered materials, combined with colourful fabrics result in a wonderful rendition of the past, mixed with modern comforts. The Purple Suite can be made up with two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, ideal for families or friends travelling together.

Your hosts: Athina, George & Xenofon.

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 7 rooms & suites (16-48m2) (172-517 sq ft) • year opened: 2014 ✅ free on-site parking • pets allowed • minimum number of nights may apply

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