Apeiros Chora

  • Location: Remote
    Spectacular Vikos Gorge in the Pindus Mountains: 10 km (20 mins by car)
    Voidomatis river: 14 km (25 mins by car)
    Zagori Villages: from 5 to 30 kms
    Local restaurant/taverna: In walking distance
  • Ioannina National Airport (IOA): 30 km (35 mins by car)
    Aktion Airport (PVK): 147 km (2h 10 mins by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Good public transport
    Free parking
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An introduction to Apeiros Chora

How would you describe Apeiros Chora in a nutshell?

Apeiros Chora is a genuine Zagori mansion located in the heart of the Zagorochoria region graciously restored by the same family who has been running it for centuries.

What was the inspiration and story behind Apeiros Choras?

Apeiros Choras is a typical mansion of the region that was turned into a guesthouse. I am the 7th generation owner — our family first arrived here in the late 17th century — so we’re one of only a handful of homes in Greece with such long-established family ownership. But it needed extensive (and expensive) renovation work, so the only way to do that was to build something for the future and create a guesthouse.

Our family is originally from the Apeiros region but has ties to the city of Ioannina, which (under the Ottoman Empire) was the closest city to Europe. The region is historically rich. It was a major centre of the Greek Enlightenment and was considered separate from the Ottoman Empire. Many wealthy people built mansions here in the 17th century.

How would you describe the atmosphere and design at Apeiros Choras?

My wife is a designer, so she did all of the interiors, combining antique furnishings (such as original gunpowder barrels) with luxurious amenities. The house combines elements of the old and the new with slight Eastern influences, as the region once served as the gateway to the Ottoman Empire. We haven’t changed the layout of any of the rooms, they’re exactly as they were in the past, but they’ve been enhanced with modern amenities.

To you personally, what is so special about the farmhouse?

There’s something about it that makes guests feel at home. We are present, so there’s an opportunity to exchange views about the world and discuss opinions — this is all part of the travel experience. Apeiros Choras seems to attract people with high aesthetic expectations, so I think that is part of what makes it so special. The region is also incredibly beautiful and many travellers are starting to discover there is more to Greece besides the islands.

Apeiros Chora
Summer lodge
Summer lodge
Main lounge
Snack room
Bar
Kitchen & breakfast table
Pink Room
Pink room
Blue room
Green room
Green room
Brown room
Yellow room
Khaki room
Purple suite
Small spa
Entrance
Apeiros Chora
Courtyard
Plakida stone bridge
Kokoris stone bridge
Zagori village
Viskos gorge

Apeiros Chora rooms & rates

Apeiros Choras is designed across three floors, with the main entrance, dining area and living room on the second floor. Here there are also four bedrooms, each of which is individually decorated and with en-suite bathrooms, TVs and fridges. The third floor is home to a suite comprised of two rooms, as well as an outdoor lounge/dining area. The ground floor has two additional bedrooms, a bar and a lounge area, together with a Jacuzzi and hammam. Aside from the garden, there’s also a car park on the ground floor and a well that’s existed for hundreds of years and once provided water for the property.

  • Purple Suite for 4-6 people / 48 m²
    330 / night

    Unavailable

    • 2 Double bedrooms
    • 2 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 2 Extra beds (on req.)
    • Fireplace

    • Two-bedroom suite, equipped with furniture for in-room breakfast
    • 2 private bathrooms
    • Automated heating
    • Traditional fireplace
    • Nespresso coffeemaker
    • Mini cooler
    • Sound system
    • Personal care products
    • Hairdryer
    • Safe cases
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Smart HDTV
    • Bathrobes and anti-slip slippers

  • Green Room for 2 people / 20 m²
    180 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Fireplace

    • Double bedroom
    • Private bathroom
    • Automated heating
    • Traditional fireplace
    • Personal care products
    • Hairdryer
    • Safe case
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • HDTV
    • Bathrobes and anti-slip slippers

  • Pink Room for 2 people / 20 m²
    180 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Fireplace

    • Double bedroom
    • Private bathroom
    • Automated heating
    • Traditional fireplace
    • Personal care products
    • Hairdryer
    • Safe case
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • HDTV
    • Bathrobes and anti-slip slippers

  • Blue Room for 2-4 people / 27 m²
    180 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 2 Sofabeds (on req.)

    • Double bedroom
    • Private Bathroom
    • Automated heating
    • Personal care products
    • Hairdryer
    • Safe Case
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • HDTV
    • Bathrobes and anti-slip slippers

  • Yellow Room for 2 people / 16 m²
    160 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    • Double bedroom
    • Private bathroom
    • Automated heating
    • Personal care products
    • Hairdryer
    • Safe case
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • HDTV
    • Bathrobes and anti-slip slippers

  • Brown Room for 2 people / 17 m²
    160 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Kitchenette

    • Double bedroom
    • Private bathroom
    • Automated heating
    • Share kitchenette
    • Personal care products
    • Hairdryer
    • Safe case
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • HDTV
    • Bathrobes and anti-slip slippers
    • Nespresso coffeemaker
    • Microwave oven
    • Mini fridge

    For a family of five persons, this room can be combined with the adjacent, Khaki Room, forming a Junior Suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private entrance and a kitchenette in the hallway that connects the two rooms.

  • Khaki Room for 2-3 people / 18 m²
    140 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)

    • Double bedroom
    • Private bathroom
    • Automated heating
    • Shared kitchenette
    • Personal care products
    • Hairdryer
    • Safe case
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • HDTV
    • Bathrobes and anti-slip slippers
    • 3rd bed suitable for a child up to 12 years old, at no charge
    • Nespresso coffeemaker
    • Microwave oven
    • Mini fridge

    For a family of five persons, this room can be combined with the adjacent, Brown Room, forming a Junior Suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private entrance and a kitchenette in the hallway that connects the two rooms.

Included in the rates
Rates include a delicious breakfast.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome.
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Concierge service
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Central heating
  • Courtyard
  • Room service
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Business facilities
  • Pets welcome
  • Not suitable for young children
  • Steam room/Hamam
  • Safe box
  • Hair dryer

There’s a fully-equipped kitchen for guests who want to self-cater and we provide what’s arguably the best breakfast in the region. The entire house connects to high-speed internet, with a library and multimedia area that guests are welcome to use. In addition to the hammam and Jacuzzi, we can also organise a masseuse to come to the property on request.

Things to do in Epirus & Zagori

  • Art / Culture
  • Wine tastings
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

We definitely recommend visiting the stone-built villages of Zagori — there are 46 in total (so there’s plenty of choice) and the architecture is very unique. Making the six-hour hike across the Vikos Gorge, which is one of the deepest in the world, is also recommended, as is embarking on a rafting trip down the river, which is renowned for its crystal clear waters.

There are plenty of other beautiful hikes available in the UNESCO-listed Vikos-Aoös National Park and to the Dragon Lakes, with many endemic flora species to keep an eye out for. If you’re interested in truffle hunting, this can also be done throughout the year.

Many of our clients return again and again because they love to escape the crowds along the coast. Ideally, you need four days to really explore the area.

The location of Apeiros Chora

The property is located in the mountains of northwest Greece in the middle of Zagori village, with local tavernas just a couple of minutes’ walk away. We’re 25 minutes’ drive from Ioannina and the same distance from the Ioannina National Airport, while the coast is around 1.5 hours away.

The Zagori region is divided into the East, West and Central regions. We are in the Central region and on the road that connects the region’s two most popular attractions — the Vikos Gorge and the Voidomatis River — so it’s very convenient for exploring the area.

When is the best time to visit Epirus?

We find that most of our foreign visitors come in the summer and Greeks come in the winter, so you can visit all year round. I’d say from around May through to October is nice, as you can go swimming and enjoy the outdoor activities. Snowshoeing is possible in the winter or the closest ski resort (a small one) is about an hour away.