Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas, located in the region of Zagori, Epirus, was named World’s Leading Eco-Lodge at the World Travel Awards, which are known as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry.”
Built at the upper part of Aristi, one of the most beautiful traditional villages of Aristi and in Greece, ‘Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas’ is not just a hotel, but a refuge for those seeking beauty in nature. A starting point for hikers and anyone who wants to visit the enchanting Zagorochoria villages and a place for those wishing to experience nature at its best while having top quality facilities available to them.
Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas is a proud member of the “National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World”, with numerous distinctions and awards for its infrastructure and services. The Resort was created with the ambition to offer a unique vacation experience to its visitors and the possibility to discover the beautiful region of Greece that lies in the northwest.
Nature loves Aristi, endowing it with special colors and images in every season of the year. During Spring the village is covered in colorful flowers, during Winter it keeps the intense green colors while in Summer it is decorated with pink and purple, and during Autumn, red, yellow and brown colors are dominant. Aristi Mountain Resort is open all year round!
The traditional wooden roofs and the walls built on local grey stone tiles preserve the harmony of the area and blend in with the surrounding landscape.
The hotel is composed of a number of separate buildings, which contain rooms, suites and autonomous villas offering the best in luxury and comfort. Aesthetically pleasing rooms, family rooms with wooden lofts, suites and luxurious villas provide an ideal combination of space and style satisfying all kind of accommodation preferences and wishes.
At the in-house restaurant ‘Salvia’ restaurant, you can taste local specialties based on traditional recipes, made with the freshest local ingredients. Wines from the most excellent Greek vineyards as well as spirits of all kinds are available to accompany a memorable meal.
The Resort also provides the only Spa in the region, with an indoor heated pool facing the surrounding mountains and villages, a jacuzzi, sauna room, Turkish steam bath (hamam) and massage services, offering unforgettable moments of relaxation and revitalization.
“I felt the beauty of this place needed to be shared, and for this reason, I made the decision to build a hotel, so people can come and enjoy the same views and landscape that I was so fortunate to have encountered,” says owner Vasilis Iosifidis.
“Before the construction was complete, I was already visualizing the future guests of the hotel: people from all over the world who would visit the place, discover and explore it, while experiencing the beautiful nature, climb up to the 2.500m of the Gamila summit as well as to numerous other peaks of the region, and experience true serenity. Visitors who would discover the clean flowing river of Voidomatis, with its monuments and picturesque trails and visit the numerous beautiful villages of the area. My most favorite ones are Dilofo, Kapesovo, Kato Pedina ,Koukouli and Dikorfo,” added Vasilis.