View of the main living room from the entrance hall of the houseView of the main living room from the entrance hall of the house
19th century Traditional House in Mt. Pelion
19th century Traditional House in Mt. Pelion

Entire home/apt

5 guests

1 bedroom

4 beds
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This rustic Pelion house was built in the 19th century, with its traditional character still intact after 150 years. It's perfect if you're looking for a low-tech, tranquil retreat nestled in a mountain village. It has a large stone veranda and pergola in back. The upper story offer views of Katochori's stone architecture, the verdant flanks of Mt. Pelion, the Pagasitic Gulf and the mainland ranges beyond it. Tall guests, please note that the kitchen has a low ceiling.

The space

This is a preserved traditional 19th century stone house, still retaining all the typical characteristics of Pelion architecture. These include the materials used and also the internal distribution of the living environments, all having preserved a modest, almost monastic simplicity. The house has two stories and a basement. It represents one half of a standalone building, a testament to a common Greek tradition of walling the house in half to offer one half to the family's children.

Guest access

Guests will have access to all of the house's spaces except for the small independent shed across from the main entrance of the house that is used to store firewood.

Interaction with guests

I live and work in a different part of Greece. Depending on the time of your booking, I may not be able to welcome you myself at the beginning of your stay. But the caretaker will be there to greet you and walk you through the house, and I will be available by phone at all times should any questions/issues arise.

Other things to note

Cooking options: There is a small range oven in the kitchen my family has used to cook many delicious meals over the years. Additionally, guests can use the Weber barbecue in the courtyard and enjoy their meal either on the stone divan or around the big wooden courtyard table that is installed in the courtyard's main area shortly before the guests' arrival. The table can fit 6 people comfortably.

On booking: Before booking please confirm availability by sending me a message.

Please note that on your arrival I will be required to gather certain information from you in order to comply with Greek tax reporting obligations. The information I am required to collect includes one full name, address and passport number.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $23 CAD / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee $58 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

- Guests must respect neighbors' privacy, siesta time from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and hours of sleep from midnight to 8 a.m.
- Use of the fireplace and the wood burning stove is only allowed from the 1st of November to the 28th of February.
- The house has its own septic tank rather than being connected to the central sewage system. This requires when using the bathroom to not dispose of paper or any other disposable items in the toilet.
- The house is old, some things are fragile, please take care of them as if they were your own.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Theresa User Profile
June 2017
Penelope's home is preserved in the traditional style of the area. She has tastefully decorated with woven wool textiles and folk art. It is very quiet and very safe. I was traveling alone and never felt a bit nervous about my surroundings. The stay was like a rustic hideaway in a mysterious village... Since the home is very old there are quirks, as with any old home in an old village, but still easy to manage and everything runs very well. I was staying in the summer so it was VERY hot no AC and I was thankful I had my mosquito net. Highly recommended for the bug season as there are no screens on the windows keeping the flying bugs out. And there were plenty of summer bugs wanting to pay me a visit :-) The kitchen is small but easy to manage a cooked meal, the patio a lovely refuge for an evening meal under the stars. The Pelion beaches are incredible. The most incredible clean beaches I have ever experienced. I recommend going to a new beach every day of your visit. Stop at the local honey vendors on your way up and over the beautiful Mt. Pelion! Penelope was so easy to communicate with and had a great sense of humor, I wish I could have met her. I would love to stay in her home during the cold months to enjoy the fire place and coziness of the place. I recommend her place if you are looking for a unique, quiet, rustic experience in the most lush and beautiful area of Greece!

Maria User Profile
April 2017
We had an absolutely magical stay at Penelope's house. An authentic house full of character and charm that took me back to the carefree summers of my childhoold at my grandmum's place. It suits a couple as much as a family. It is situated in luscious green area with old sycamore trees, rushing waters and birds tweeting in the morning. The house has all the amenities one needs including hairdryer, cotton buds, soaps and shampoos! The kitchen was full of condiments to cook with! Al fresco eating in the courtyard as well as cozy fireplace inside. If it is all too much to cook you just stroll to the local taverna and eat under the sycamore trees. A base to explore the trekking paths all around or visit the other Pilio villages or Volos.

Panos User Profile
January 2017
I spent a weekend with my girlfriend at Penelope's house in the beautiful village of Katichori. The house is cosy and very beautiful with a wonderful fireplace. Photos will give you the exact atmosphere. Penelope is a great host. The village quiet and picturesque. Was definitely worth it.

Ilias User Profile
December 2016
In few words, visiting Penelope’s place it's not just vacation but an experience of the traditional Greek village accomondation and hospitality. One bottle of good Greek red wine, traditional sweets and the warm fireplace are already waiting for you and are enough to make your day. Keep it up Penelope!

Tamara User Profile
August 2016
The airbnb was an amazing experience. Everything was perfect. Starting from the directions to get there, over the warm welcoming with presents for everyone, recommdations for the area, cleanliness, to equipment of the house (even tooth paste and local spices, homemade marmelade) none of our wishes were left unfulfilled! There was much love in small things. Such details! But they made our trip. It felt more home than home :). We experienced an authentic Greek village atmosphere! It made us enjoy our holiday to its fullest. Ps) Because this house was built with traditional methods and materials in the 19th century (cob, or earth), the insulation was superb. Even when it gets very hot outside it remains cool in the inside and vice-versa.) Es war wunderbar!!!

Christos User Profile
October 2016
Η Πηνελόπη έκανε ό,τι περνούσε απ' το χέρι της για να νιώσουμε άνετα και να περάσουμε όμορφα. Το σπίτι είναι υπέροχο και αρκετά καθαρό σε σημείο χωρίς κίνηση και φασαρία. Η πρόσβαση δεν είναι πολύ εύκολη αλλά με τις πληροφορίες της Πηνελόπης καταφέραμε εύκολα να το βρούμε. Θα το ξαναπροτιμούσα σίγουρα!

Thessalia Sterea Ellada, GreeceJoined in February 2014
Penelope User Profile

I am a visual artist living in the island of Evia, Greece. When I am not in my workshop, my favorite activities are long walks in nature and spending time with family and friends. My ties with Pelion and the village of Katochori go way back to my childhood. The house I am renting out was initially bought and restored by my parents in the 80s as a place for the family to spend its vacations with friends – the house is in a village where many other family friends have their vacation homes. So this was our summer, Easter and Christmas escape in nature and the beauty of Pelion, known from mythology as the Mountain of the Centaurs. The house in all its features reflects my parents' and my own resolution to preserve its character, that of a 19th century traditional Pelion house. If a peaceful and authentic retreat in one of the most beautiful places in Greece is what you need, I think you will appreciate it!

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