Hotel Athina Elati, a quaint Grecian getaway in the charming countryside 

Perched on the pristine hilltops of Elati in Zagori, Hotel Athina offers opulent pursuits in a tantalising traditional setting. Encapsulated by an eclectic entourage of ethereal scenery, nature and history collide, taking this boutique hotel to the next level. 

Sitting just outside the cusp of idyllic Ioannina, this picture-perfect spot serves as a stellar base to bounce out and into the sheer surroundings. With Zagorian excellence at every end, Hotel Athina in Elati exudes lucent and eminent experiences both inside and out. 

Dabble in the locally-sourced stone-made features, admire the traditional architectural touches and appreciate the serenity and seclusion of this stellar sojourn. Peruse the play of light on the mountain range from the comfort of the suite, read a novel in the lush garden and get intimate in the bubbling jacuzzi. 

Dash out for the day and discover the dazzling landscape. Hit the snow-covered slopes, test your chef skills in a locally-run cooking class, get your blood pumping on a challenging hike and consider a peaceful canoe ride through the waters. 

Whatever your vice, Hotel Athina in Elati hones in on a handful of heart-warming and eco-friendly pursuits that are sure to leave you in delight. 

Hotel Athina
4.7
Based on 174 reviews
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ChrisChris
09:14 15 Oct 23
Luxury suites with breathtaking views! Thank you a lot Giannis and Athina for the hospitality and advice on where to go!
It's a 4 star hotel run by a family. Grigoris was the one who checked us in and helped us with directions and everything we needed. He was really friendly, willing to help, smiling all the time. Although the restaurant wasn't operating, his mother took the time to make us a pizza, both of the nights we asked for something to eat. We really appreciated that. The room was beautiful and the view from our windows and balcony was breathtaking. They cleaned the room every day, something not so common in other 4 stats I have visited.Downsides: The room was cold the time we got there (September). When we asked the elderly man at the reception (probably Grigoris's father, or another member of the family business) how to heat the room, he said there is no heating at the moment (probably because they don't consider this time of the year cold, but still...it was 19 degrees inside the room). When we asked if we can light the fireplace, he said he didn't have wood.There was no toothbrush or toothpaste in the room. Again, I asked the elderly man for some toothpaste and he said they didn't buy any. I told him that we would like some until the night, since it's a 4 stat hotel and they should have some, but he didn't seem to care (since our toothpaste never came, and he didn't explicitly say that they were not going to give us). And last but not least, the same man kept smoking inside the lobby area, which is an inside, closed space, something not only irritating (it's not nice to eat your pizza while someone is smoking on the other side of the room), but also illegal.I am giving 4 stars and not less, because Grigoris and his mother really cared about us and helped us have as a lovely experience as possible. It would be 5 stars if not for the downsides mentioned.
Panagiotis BexisPanagiotis Bexis
15:55 27 Feb 23
Great location and excellent hosts! Breakfast was excellent and the service quite good! Recommended!
Theodore PapasotiriouTheodore Papasotiriou
19:43 09 Jan 22
Very cozy and warm place. Even if Elati (the village that hotel is located) is a bit isolated compared to the main villages of Zagorohoria (i.e. Papigko) it is closer to Ioannina in case that you 'd like to jump for a drink at night. The view from the room is magnificent.
Daniel CarlinDaniel Carlin
14:25 01 Jul 16
Elegance meets service and a view to kill for. The decor and layout speak of ekegance. The service great. The views which are visible from all rooms is fabulous. Forests and mountains. In the evening we were entertained by dancing fireflies.
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Boutique Hotel
8 Rooms
  • Devouring a delectable breakfast from the comfort of the cosy suite 
  • Popping a bottle of champagne in the invigorating jacuzzi 
  • Cycling around the winding trails in the verdant mountain range 
  • Diving deep in conversation in the cottage-esque garden 
  • Warming up next to the fireplace whilst peering out at the rolling hilltops

Rooms Overview

Warm colours, bold touches, curtain-draped windows and grandiose features fuse together to make Hotel Athina in Elati one of Greece’s most fantastic forays. Dabble in the mesmerising mix of modern and old, reconnect with yourself in the arms of nature and enjoy the intricate intimacy that’s woven throughout each suite.

Superior Double Room with Mountain View

4 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the mountains

Graced with traditional furniture and gorgeous wooden floors and ceilings, this part of Hotel Athina is downright divine.
Get refreshed in the ensuite bathroom, get your caffeine fix on the blissful balcony and bask in the breathtaking views overlooking the mystical mountain tops, verdant gardens and Elati landmarks.

Superior Double Room with Fireplace and Mountain View

4 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the mountains

From the flickering fireplace and traditional flooring to the wooden features and countryside charm, this cosy cocoon is nothing short of a rural respite.
Gaze out the window as the morning fog fuses effortlessly over the mountain tops, step out onto the balcony to watch local fauna buzz around the gardens, relax on the patio with a glass of Greek wine and recline on the sumptuous bedding after a big day out.

Junior Suite with Mountain View

2 guests Balcony En-suite spa View into the mountains

With exposed wooden-beam ceilings and contrasting floorboards, teeming traditional touches and an awe-inspiring bathroom this part of the boutique hotel is nothing short of blissful.
Enjoy an evening in the ensuite spa, begin an enticing novel by the fireplace, sip on a tea on the balcony and soak up all the sublime scenery from the pristine patio area.

Deluxe Double Room

2 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the mountains

Luxe curtain-draped windows, exposed wooden ceilings, lush rugs and dark furniture meld together to make this suite in Hotel Athina all the more the merrier.
Plan your day’s itinerary from the comfort of the armchair, step into the ensuite bathroom to get refreshed and stare out as the sun sets over the stunning Elati mountains.

Services and facilities

Affordable
Countryside
Homey
Mountain
Bar
Concierge
Elevator
Family rooms
Garden
Lounge
Non smoking rooms
Parking
Restaurant
Soundproofing
Terrace
Wellness services
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

Tempt your taste buds with Greek cuisine and refreshments

Hotel Athina in Elati is home to divine dining experiences, all from the comfort of their very own restaurant. Relish in the mouth-watering flavours and palette-packed plates made especially for you by local chefs.
Delight in handmade beef burgers, crunchy traditional pies, creamy cheese and locally-sourced goods. Pair your meal perfectly with Greek wine, and soak up all the scenery overlooking the Vikos ravine and heritage villages as the boutique hotel also features the Bar & Cafe.

Fuel up with the breakfast buffet

This boutique hotel hones in on traditional breakfast favourites whilst mixing in a few modern-day treats. Each morning, guests can gorge on the buffet-style selection of freshly-cooked, locally-sourced goods.
Enjoy fresh jam on a crepe, satisfy your savoury craving with eggs on toast, devour a crispy pastry and nibble on the delectable treats on display. Pick yourself up with a cup of coffee and enjoy a refreshing juice as you get ready to start your day.

About sustainability

Thyme

Thyme, the treasured herb, indicates that the property follows local legislation with regard to the environment and has implemented a few eco-friendly common practices.

 

  • Making use of traditional architectural features, Hotel Athina utilises wood, stone and other elements to provide you with an authentic experience. 
  • Partnering with the local community, this boutique hotel offers you the chance to escape to the natural surroundings and embark on locally-run adventures. Whether it’s a cooking class, kayak expedition or hike through the hilltops, offering activities with the local community helps to support and contribute to sustainable tourism. 
  • Hotel Athina in Elati provides you with locally sourced, organic produce in the restaurant. Top-quality goods ensure to taste of the flavours of traditional cuisine, whilst minimising their impact on the environment. 
  • With energy-efficient techniques and eco-friendly initiatives taking place throughout the boutique hotel, this is a stellar property for those eco-inclined travellers.

Explore the location

Discover the panoply of pleasurable pursuits dotted through Zagorochoria and get lost in the quaint villages, picturesque towns and sublime scenery. Discover the calm waters of Lake Pamvotida, traverse idyllic Ioannina and enjoy the interesting fusion of contemporary and old. 

Explore the area like a local!

Hike Mitsikeli Mountain, uncover the white stone houses in Ano Pedina, go for a dip in the Vikos Gorge, learn about the ancient history of Vitsa and get your heart pumping with adventure activities in the surrounding mountains.

Book a trusted local driver for your transfer to and from the hotel, and introduce you to the destination, pre-order travel essentials, and get all your questions answered before or during the trip. Choose the stops, visit the attractions, and don't waste any time waiting. We‘ve partnered with Welcome Pickups, the first company to deliver a holistic, in-destination travel experience.

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