Σάββατο, 4 Μαΐου 2013

6 Traditional Guest Houses & Hotels to enjoy Greek Easter

Greek Easter is one of the most beautifull seasons in Greece. In the heart of the Spring, while the Greek nature is blooming and the landscapes are full of colors, gentle warming sunshines, family gatherings and rich of traditional culture, Greek Easter is the best time to visit Greece. Either to meet for the
first time with the little mountain villages either to feel the first sea breeze, Greek nature is welcoming everyone offering a unique experience of the Greek living tradition.

Religious or not, during the Holy Week you will have the chance to meet with spiritual customs, feel the mystic smells, calmness and silence of the season heading to a fest tasting traditional delicacies and taking part to funny customs, in big family gatherings.

It is well-known that Greece's major industry is tourism. That means that the country is spread with hotels and guest houses almost in every spot! We managed to shorten the list to 6 hotels and guest houses matching the criteria of a Greek spring break. Family alternative holidays, close to agriculture, mountain sports and activities but at the same time, Greek traditional style, classy and refined hospitality.

Aegean Sea | Patmos Isl.
In 1999, the island's historic center Chora, along with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse, were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.[ src.wikipedia]

Petra Villa in Chora

Located in the heart of the truly beautiful settlement of Chora, one of the most picturesque villages of the Aegean and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Petra Villa is within an ideal -minute walk from Chora’s main square and within a 3-minute walk from one of the Chora entrances, where cars are allowed. Visit the official website of Petra Villa .

Archontariki of Patmos

Wisdom, Joy, Love, Hope, Faith are the priceless values of life and the names of the suites of Archontariki. Five suits along with their courtyards, arches, bougainvillea and jasmin behind the blue door of the mansion. You will find also the "Spitaki" ( "small house" in Greek ), a small and independent guest house while keeping the local architecture motive. Visit the official website .

Central Greece | Arachova
Arachova [ 160klm from Athens, by the Greek National Road 48 ] is a touristic attraction because of the proximity to popular Delphi but was developed in the late 20th century with a ski resort.The traditions and popular activities are maintained and are celebrated by the inhabitants. Traditional dances, the reviving of the fight of Arachova against the Turks as well as products like the traditional cheese included Formaella (which is sold only in Arachova) and Tsipouro (a grappa like liquor). [src.wikipedia ]

Iresioni Guest House

At the Mount of Parnassos near the archaeological site of Delphi there is a newly built guest house called Iresioni. The greater area of Arachova is famous for the Greek Easter feast and the traditional taverna's with local delicacies, along with the Parnassos Ski Resort.

Central Greece | Amfiklia

Kiriaki Hotel & Studios

"Kiriaki" means Sunday in Greek, living in Kiriaki Hotel & Studios is like having the most relaxing and rejuvenating Sundays of your time! Offering the ideal combination of a mountain decoration refined with a classy styling, enhanced by an amazing background view of the village Amfiklia and the sparkling waters of a clear blue pool. Additionally, an other reason to choose the Kiriaki Hotel & Studios is that you will taste the Greek traditional Breakfast, as the hotel has assigned to the “Greek breakfast” certification by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Peloponnese | Arkadia
Arkadia takes its name from the mythological character Arcas. In Greek mythology, it was the home of the god Pan. In European Renaissance arts, Arcadia was celebrated as an unspoiled, harmonious wilderness. After 360 years of occupation by the Ottomans, Arcadia was one of the centres of the Greek War of Independence which saw victories in their battles including one in Tripoli.Today Arkadia combines a ski resort on Mount Mainalo and excellent agriculture, especially olive groves.[src.wikipedia ]

Papanikola Guest House

At the heart of the Peloponnese, in one of the most authentic traditional places in Greece, Arkadia, the road will take you to the Papanikola Guest house. Visiting the Papanikola, you will be able to enjoy seasons somewhere in between the time. Amazing views of the mountains, traditional decoration with Greek handmade traditional linen and breakfast, while you will rejuvenate yourself with activities like mountain hiking or even Pilates and Yoga sessions by Konstantinos Charantiniotis.

Epiros | Arta
Arta is known for the medieval bridge over the Arachthos River, for its ancient sites from the era of Pyrrhus of Epirus and its well-preserved 13th-century castle, its many Byzantine churches; perhaps the best known is the Panagia Paregoretissa (Mother of God the Consoling), built about 1290 by Despot Nikephoros I Komnenos Doukas. The city is also the seat of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus.[ src.wikipedia]

Nisista Guest House

Hiking, mountain bike, horse riding, Kayak, Para-pente, are some of the activities you can enjoy at the greater area arround the Nisista Guest house which is located right in the spot of "imposing mountains covered in spruces, fertile plains, roaring rivers and lagoons with important ecosystems." [ Visit Greece ]. Additionally, in this Guest house you will enjoy the aura of the mountain's tradition along with the high quality and original hospitality.

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