Find the perfect balance of adventure and peace in the heart of the mountains at Aristi Mountain Resort
Adorned with nature’s very own colour palette, National Geographic has listed Aristi Mountain Resort as one of its Unique Lodges of the World, since its inception, in the early 2000s. Once described as a “place for those wishing to experience nature at its best” by Aristi Mountain Resort’s founder, Vasilis Iosifidis, this award-winning lodge can be your home away from home.
Though unique in its architecture, the stone walls and high wooden ceilings around you, align with the village of Aristi which is known for using these materials in its construction. Be in awe of the most captivating views of green-lined mountains, or feel like a local in one of the hotel’s cooking classes featuring only the best of regional ingredients.
With a wide array of activities, including historic hiking trails, like the record-holding Vikos Gorge — a marvel of nature with walls 900 metres high, the Aristi Mountain Resort has something for every kind of holiday-maker.
This “Beyond Green” lodge also possesses the only spa in the region. You get the opportunity to bask in the freshest air, and the most breah-taking views while enjoying outdoor body treatments. From the sprawling green mountains to the mighty Viktor Gorge that takes up land below, there is much to encounter at Aristi Mountain Resort.
- Experiencing record-breaking gorges and mountains through jaw-dropping hiking trails
- Settling into quiet luxury in the suite, carefully crafted with stone and wood, and boasting enchanting views of the mountains and the village
- Brunching on the patio with food sourced from Aristi Mountain Resort’s farm
- Embarking on a world-class wine tour courtesy of the Gilanavos Winery
- Relaxing at the outdoor spa, complete with a splendid view of the green mountains that envelope the resort
Each room at the Aristi Mountain Resort combines stone walls and wooden ceilings, offering you a special kind of warmth that can only be found in the countryside.
Whether it’s a family vacation, a lovers’ getaway or a solo retreat, the rooms at this award-winning lodge offer a diverse range of suites to choose from, showcasing the elegant beauty of the Aristi village right outside your window.
With its high wooden ceiling, stone walls, beautiful artwork and gorgeous fireplace, the single suites has everything you need for a restful night and all the inspiration you need to kickstart your day.
For the one who wishes for nothing more than absolute serenity while being enveloped by nature, the Junior Suites provide just the token.
A space for the family to enjoy, this large suite has a ground floor, a king-sized bed that sleeps two, a mezzanine floor that sleeps two children, and a space for play.
With a rustic vibe that makes you feel like you’re in your very own countryside cottage, the Double Aristi is a warm embrace in room form.
Perhaps the most romantic of the suites, with its fireplace-facing king-size bed and its clear view of Aristi’s envious view of the green-covered mountains as far as the eyes can go.
Services and facilities
Taste the flavors
Salvia Restaurant and Private Dining
Whether you’re looking to experience a peaceful evening alone with your significant other, or you’re celebrating a milestone with loved ones, Aristi Resort’s award-winning restaurant, Salvia, offers private dining for that special occasion.
Complete with traditional dishes prepared by some of the best chefs in the region – only made with locally-sourced ingredients – and a view of the mountains that is sure to take your breath away, the private dining experience at the lodge is a great way to mark any special occasion.
At the Aristi Mountain Resort, you can relish the finest local produce from the hotel’s farm to your table. For breakfast, indulge in the colourful array of fresh fruit, green vegetable options, and the egg of the day – courtesy of the hotel’s free-range hens.
Brunch is a special time at the Aristi Mountain Resort. It’s a time to sit out on the patio, overlooking the breathtaking views of the green mountains, whilst indulging in the traditional Zagori pie cooked in the Aristi Greenhouse stove oven.
Boasting its very own farm, where they source their produce and ingredients, the Aristi Farm offers you an incredibly fresh dining experience; from free-range meats such as wild boar from the mountains and fresh trout from the rivers, this is a culinary experience unique to the area.
Like the fig tree roots, the property is constantly addressing many sustainable tourism areas and excelling in most fields.
- Built using locally-sourced stone and wood materials in line with the local architecture.
- The installed heat pumps drastically reduce the use of oil and the resort only uses LED lights throughout.
- The Artist Mountain Resort’s Farm and Greenhouse introduces you to a more sustainable culinary experience thanks to their farm-to-table offer.
- The lodge provides electric charging stations, encouraging guests to opt for fossil-free car rental options instead.
Explore the location
Located within the Aristi village, and sitting above the historical Vikos Gorge, the Aristi Mountain Resort is tucked away from any hustle and bustle but within easy access to all the one-of-a-kind experiences that will make your time there unforgettable.
In an area as rich in natural phenomena as this, the Aristi Mountain Resort is always just a few short kilometres away from a diverse range of activities, from geotrails and hiking to cooking classes and wine tours.
Aristi is home to several gorgeous avian species thanks to the greenery that drapes the village. You will be invited to participate in birdwatching tours around the village’s Northern Pindos National Park, where around 140 species of birds thrive.
Also, a short distance from the resort is South Europe’s most clear waters, Voidomatis, which hosts thrill seekers to a rafting experience like no other.
The resort is accessible by road from Thessaloniki and Athens and offers airport shuttles from Ioannina Airport, which is a 50-minute drive.