About This Listing
Quadruple Room with Meteora View.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.
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.
Other Things to Note
Bed types Double bed and bunk bed.
The host was spectacular--she gave us some great information about what to see and some good advice about how to get around.
The breakfast was fantastic!
The photo is of the dining room, which is shared among the rest of the rooms. The bedrooms themselves are well decorated, very clean, and very comfortable.
The location, in Kastraki, is very convenient to walk to the monasteries. The taxi drivers in both Kalambaka and Kastraki are familiar with the location--I do recommend taking a cab on your first trip there.
The rooms in this B&B are awesome! It is truly some kind of 'heritage' cottage from a story-book, redone very tastefully to modern standards.
Location : fantastic - right in between the giant Meteora peaks.
note to photographers : If you're aiming to retake some of the breath-taking night pictures at Meteora, you'll be a tad disappointed - the lights on the mountains are no longer ON at night. The monasteries petitioned to turn them off. But you do have the possibilities of sunrise !
We met Vulu (Christos' wife) was wonderful. She went out of her way to help with everything, and was genuinely hospitable. We would've stayed longer if we could, really - highly recommended
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