I spent a week touring the Peloponese and this was to be our first night out of Athens. We chose it for its location, and easy drive from the airport, and the beautiful photos on the website. The inn was more beautiful in person than I could have imagined. Each of our rooms lovingly furnished and decorated with antiques and folk crafts, but without lacking any creature comforts (a brand new, modern bathroom, in room fridge). And great beds (I've reached an age where bed comfort is REALLY important).
In the morning we woke and packed our beds, heading down for breakfast and to continue our journey, but when the 5 of us met for the breakfast, the views captured us and we were stuck. Instead of moving on we dawdled over our breakfast of homemade breads, rich & thick Greek yogurt topped with local honey, and cheeses and then set out on foot to explore the village visiting the folk museum and the church.
In the afternoon we set out by car and visited some neighboring villages, stopping at the closest one for dinner before returning to Piana, where we settled in around the fireplace, relaxing with a delectable local cinnamon liquor. It was really hard to leave this heavenly place in the morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Papanikola Guesthouse is located on the slopes of the Mainalon mount. It offers charming, rustic rooms, traditional breakfast and a wooden porch with stunning views of the mountain range. A swimming pool lies on site. Rooms combine traditional architecture, a chic rustic charm with modern facilities. Each is en suite with individual heating, air conditioning, TV, refrigerator, safe and mini hi-fi. Rooms designed for people with mobility problems are available upon request. Hotel Papanikola serves homemade breakfast prepared with local produce and delicacies. ... more less
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