About This Listing
Triple room with view to Meteora Family room,The old building has been restored and refurbished respecting traditional architecture.
It was built in 1845 and remained intact for 160 years.
The cellar, the ground-floor winter rooms and the upstairs-summer rooms were a point of reference of the village history.
It was the central and tallest building dominating the old village square (Mesochori).
It was an all-purpose store at its time.
It was a tailor's, a butcher's, a barber's and also the grocer's of the village, till the early 1970's.
At that time the building was abandone... Until it started "breathing" again.
It was a great satisfaction for us to restore the crumbling building and moreover to refurbish it in congruence with its surroundings.
Within walking distance you'll see the enormous rocks, monasteries, chapels, paths small woods. Kastraki, the village, lies in the west of Meteora and is amphitheatrically built among enormous rocks. Uphill in the east part of the village you will see the old picturesque quarters of the village. Further uphill you'll see the "Adrachti" (sprindle), named after its shape. Kastraki is an international attraction for rock climbers and hikers.
Kastaki is unique for its long tradition in folk culture.
It's a great experience for a visitor to walk in the narrow cobbled streets of the old part of the village, to visit the chapels and monasteries.
Christos was a great host! My husband & I made the drive from Delphi to Meteora, and in true tourist fashion we got lost on the way to the Guest house. It didn't matter, Christos was readily available by email (traveling from CA we didn't have a working cellphone to call) & made sure there was someone available to check us in. The room was gorgeous & had a balcony with a wonderful view, lots of space & the breakfast was delicious! This was the first place on our Greek travels that had a decent mattress, it was soft, yet firm enough to provide support. We were even sent home with a complimentary bottle of the Guest houses' own wine. What a great souvenir! All in all, a great experience!
Trouble with our internet/phone access meant we weren't quite sure where to go - but we were helped by friendly locals and eventually made it to Guesthouse Petrina. We were welcomed and shown to the room. Great views from the balcony and garden. Really friendly people in town. Our hostess let us know about the local festival which was great to see and also appreciated her booking us an early taxi to the train station. Meteora is an amazing place to visit and Guesthouse Petrina is a good base.
The room was lovely and cosy with an amazing view over the old village. Breakfast was good and the host was able to recommend a couple of interesting walks for us to take.
What an incredible place to stay, in a town filled with wonders. The inn is a delightful restoration of local architecture, with just enough modern touches to make the traveler welcomed. Up a steep but short flight of stairs is the living room, which lets off to a small balcony with an astonishing view of Meteora. The inn is woodbeamed, stone, embroidery, and tastefully decorated. Short walk to everything. The host was extremely helpful to us as we planned our two days to visit the monasteries. And she sent us off each morning with a hearty and tasty breakfast! I highly recommend these rooms in Kalabaka, nestled beneath Meteora.
Kastraki is an amazing place and the guesthouse is in an amazing spot in the village (nearly built onto the Meteora, don't mind a little climb by foot and/or by car!!!) with cute, clean rooms with an amazing view. The guesthouse is well run and provides an extensive breakfast and all information you want. Kastraki is 'far away' from the tourist hub in Kalambaka and combines a local feel of Greek life with the outherworldly expecience of the Meteora. Highly recommended!
Ce logement est dans un endroit complétement incroyable, la ville est magnifique. On peut, avec un tout petit peu de courage (moins de 10 min, mais ça monte au retour!) aller en ville a pied. Le logement est très coquet, propre, et les hôtes sont super sympas. Comme on avait très peu de temps, ils nous ont même conduit aux monastères pour nous éviter d'attendre le bus!!
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