Journey into the 19th Century: Archontiko Michael’s Eco-Friendly Haven in Pelion

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Pelion, Archontiko Michael is a unique eco-friendly hotel that takes you back to the 19th century. With a charming wooden bridge and a traditional gate, the hotel greets you with open arms, inviting you to explore and indulge in its old-world charm.

Archontiko Michael is a quiet ecotourism hotel that offers a range of indoor and outdoor experiences perfect for those seeking peace, tranquility, and a connection to nature. It is housed in a beautiful traditional building that dates back to 1868 and was lovingly renovated in 2016 to retain its traditional architecture and character.

The philosophy of Archontiko Michael is centered around quality accommodation, relaxation, and privacy. Each guest is treated like royalty, with the staff going above and beyond to ensure your stay is unforgettable. The mansion also implements sustainable practices to protect the environment and support the local community and economy.

If you want to delve into the local culture and traditions or unwind amidst the stunning natural scenery, this unique eco-friendly hotel is the ideal destination.

Andreas LoukakosAndreas Loukakos
11:46 28 Feb 24
Excellent guest house in one of the most beautiful villages of Pelion. The rooms are spacious with a kitchenette and proper layout. I highly recommend!
Xhino RuciXhino Ruci
16:53 17 Feb 24
All great, pleasant stay, very clean and warm rooms with fireplace and radiator. Everything was perfectly thought out to feel peace and rest. We thank the owners very much for their welcome and attention during the days we stayed.
Zhanna LightZhanna Light
21:06 11 Feb 24
I absolutely loved this place! So calm, so genuine, so green and chilly in the middle of hot summer. A true oasis and escape from the city rush and heat! I also liked the traditional look and feel of the rooms 🥰
Alexia ThAlexia Th
20:59 11 Feb 24
Excellent guesthouse in an excellent location!! It is easily accessible on the main road and is close to the village square. The room is tasteful and clean in traditional Peliorian style!! It has a fireplace and air conditioner. I recommend it without reservation!!!
Μarios PopaΜarios Popa
12:54 11 Feb 24
Beautiful guest house that takes you back in time. The rooms were spotless, service high and an incredible location. Very useful information from the owner, who I regret not meeting him personally, I was very happy to see recycling bins and I also liked that he supports the local community. Many congratulations and we will definitely be back!
Anna Fotini PaschidouAnna Fotini Paschidou
19:37 17 Jun 23
The mansion is beautiful and welcoming. But our room is too small to do anything other than sleep, despite the fact that it lacked nothing.
Elina TheodorouElina Theodorou
19:34 31 May 23
Very good location! Beautiful outdoor spaces. Spotlessly clean, well maintained, well equipped and PERFECT for families!The owner is an amazing person, always willing to serve.We definitely recommend it to anyone in the area!
Fotis DimitrakopoulosFotis Dimitrakopoulos
21:54 12 Jan 23
The Michael mansion is one of the warmest and most welcoming places you will find in Pelion. In a traditional stone village, the Michael mansion has been located since 1868, fully in harmony with the natural environment and tradition.We stayed 3 nights as a family and combined with the luxury of the accommodation and Thalia's hospitality it was unforgettable!Don't forget to try traditional sweets in a very picturesque cafe of Byzitsa.
Elisavet KirakiElisavet Kiraki
08:41 03 Jan 23
Many thanks to Mr. Alexis and especially to Thalia for the great service! Warm and welcoming space, comfortable rooms with attention to detail, in a nice part of the village next to the square and convenient parking. The kids went crazy! We will definitely come again!
Georgia BafakiGeorgia Bafaki
18:57 01 Dec 22
Warm, friendly, welcoming!!!!! Wonderful mansion in a quiet location of Byzitsa! The detail makes the difference and in this hostel it is obvious! Everything very neat, and the most important thing was the smiling Thalia, always willing to help!!!!! We had a great time, I highly recommend it!!!
Boutique Hotel
4 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • The charming traditional building dating back to 1868
  • The peaceful and tranquil natural surroundings
  • The luxurious and comfortable accommodations
  • The sustainable practices implemented by the hotel
  • The connection to local culture and traditions
  • The unforgettable experiences offered both indoors and outdoors

Rooms Overview

Archontiko Michael offers a range of unique and comfortable accommodations perfect for families or groups of friends. The accommodations include family rooms and apartments, all featuring a cozy fireplace and stunning garden views. The hotel also offers easy access and parking, free Wi-Fi, and autonomous heating in all areas. Guests can enjoy many complimentary amenities, including daily cleaning service, and relax in the comfort of these charming, traditional accommodations.

Levanda Room

2 guests View into the garden

The Levanda Room is a cozy and romantic space perfect for couples. The room features a double bed and a private bathroom with a lovely garden view. Traditional walnut wooden floors and stone-built shelves add to the ambiance, while the matching “unroofed” ceiling creates a cozy atmosphere. Enjoy a relaxing stay with amenities such as an electric kettle for drinks and a vegan breakfast provided.

Archontikon Suite

5-6 guests Equipped kitchen Two-bedroom suite View into the garden View into the mountains

Perfect for families, couples, or groups of friends, the Archontikon Suite is a luxurious and spacious apartment on the first floor of Archontiko Michael. The apartment boasts two bedrooms, one overlooking the forest with a double bed and the other offering sunset views with two single beds. The living room features a cozy fireplace and a convertible sofa bed, while the well-equipped kitchen looks out onto the beautiful garden.

Archontikon Suite provides a unique and comfortable experience and stunning views from every angle with its double frontage.

Studio Aloe

2-3 guests Equipped kitchen View into the garden

Enter into the serene retreat of Studio Aloe at Archontiko Michael, where tranquility awaits. This open-plan studio is an idyllic haven catering to families of three. With its independent street-level access from the captivating garden, Studio Aloe ensures both accessibility and privacy. Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance as you take in the verdant landscape and the gentle murmurs of the nearby stream.

Equipped with a fully furnished kitchen, a cozy double bed, and a comfortable sofa, this studio invites relaxation and contentment.

Anemoni Apartment

4 guests Equipped kitchen View into the mountains

The Anemoni Apartment, located on the ground floor, offers a delightful sanctuary for families with 1-2 children. This independent apartment spans 30 m² and presents a warm and inviting atmosphere. It comprises a cozy bedroom with a comfortable double bed, a private bathroom, and a living room featuring a sofa that easily converts into two beds. The exquisite walnut and Mt. Pelion stone flooring adds a touch of rustic elegance.

Indulge in picturesque views of the surrounding woods and mountains, and utilize the well-equipped kitchen in the living room.

Services and facilities

Air conditioning
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
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Taste the flavors


Indulge in a delightful breakfast experience at Archontiko Michael, where you can create your own exquisite morning feast. Enjoy a selection of local, vegan, and fair trade breakfast snacks that tantalize your taste buds while you soak in the breathtaking views and embrace the serenity of the surroundings.

Start your day off right with a beautiful breakfast that nourishes both your body and soul, providing the perfect beginning to a day filled with tranquility and exploration.

About sustainability


Olive Tree is often a symbol of success, as sustainability seems embedded in the property’s identity and DNA.

Archontiko Michael is committed to sustainability in all aspects of its operation, ensuring a harmonious blend of luxury and eco-friendliness. Here are the key points highlighting the hotel's sustainable practices:

  • Eco-friendly Practices: The hotel implements various eco-friendly practices, including the use of green cleaning agents, energy-efficient lighting, and water-saving mechanisms.
  • Local and Sustainable Sourcing: Archontiko Michael prioritizes local and sustainable sourcing for food, supporting local producers, and offering ethical, fair trade, and organic options.
  • Waste Reduction: The hotel actively works towards waste reduction by eliminating plastic usage, minimizing food waste, and using large-sized eco-friendly dispensers for toiletries.
  • Energy Efficiency: Energy-saving measures are in place throughout the hotel, such as autonomous heating systems, limited shared spaces to conserve energy, and the use of bioclimatic design for natural insulation.
  • Future Sustainability Projects: Archontiko Michael has plans for future projects, including introducing electric bicycle rentals to reduce car usage and creating a "Children's Garden" where kids can plant trees and plants with support from local nurseries.

Explore the location

Nestled in the picturesque village of Vizitsa, Archontiko Michael offers a captivating escape surrounded by a rich cultural tapestry and breathtaking natural beauty. Step into a world of enchantment as you explore the well-preserved cobblestone lanes adorned with beautiful old manors and stone fountains boasting intricate marble decorations. Immerse yourself in the architectural wonders of the 18th and 19th-century three-story private residences, exemplifying the unique charm of Mount Pelion.

Stroll through the village's charming central square, adorned with buildings that have graced the lenses of countless photographers. Experience the essence of authentic Greek hospitality as you discover the deep culture, history, and wisdom that permeate every corner of Vizitsa. The village, harmoniously integrated with its natural surroundings, offers a myriad of footpaths leading to the Bridge de Chirico, old train stations, and neighboring mountain and seaside villages.

Embrace the tranquility of this idyllic location, far from the bustling crowds of mass tourism, and revel in the serenity and relaxation that defines the pace of life in Vizitsa. The village serves as an ideal base for exploring the wonders of Mountain Pelion, with its strategic position allowing for convenient excursions to various surrounding sights. 

Should you desire the beauty of the mountains or the allure of the sea, Vizitsa entices you with its mesmerizing natural landscapes, one-of-a-kind cobblestone streets, invigorating freshwater springs, and alluring trails.

Archontiko Michael invites you to savor this truly enchanting neighborhood, where each step unveils a new layer of tranquility, elegance, and connection to nature

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