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Arsenis

At a Glance

    Pros

  • a perfect option—with great views—for the low-budget traveler
  • open year-round

    Cons

  • no frills

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Located in a grove with 1,000 olive trees and the structure that stands the closest to the Meteora cliffs, this is a cozy, remarkably friendly, and accommodating option. It is also venerable: the Arsenious family first settled in the area in 1840 and this is their former homestead. Their guest rooms are clean and well attended but the real plus lies outside, thanks to the spectacular views of the Meteora cliffs, Thessalian valleys, and Pindos mountains. Another treat is the family-run, on-site restaurant, often lauded for its hearty, flavorsome meals. Most house specialties are cooked on the open fire; people also rave about the homemade wine. If you're staying here, arrange to be collected from the train station or bus stop, free of charge.

    Hotel Details

  • 16 rooms
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-26-2011

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    Arsenis Review

    My friend and I stayed recently in this wonderful family-run pensione. Mother and son who run the property are warm, welcoming, gracious, and so very helpful. We regret that we did not have time to sample the cooking as I am certain that it must be fantastic. The location is divine. Be sure to ask for a room facing the back mountain - corner Room 23 was lovely. The room was simple and immaculately clean. Bring your own toiletries for the shower. The terrace has a very special view of olive groves and the mountain. The air is sweet. And be sure to bring home a bottle of their home-pressed olive oil - it is truly amazing. I'd go back in a heartbeat just to say hello and stay for dinner next time.

    by LouiseDesina, 9/17/10

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