Viraggas small hotel, is a new traditional hotel situated in one of the oldest Chalkidiki's villages, Vrastama, in the Municipality of Poligiros in Macedonia.
In the place of the main building there was a two-floor building of the 19th century, in typical Macedonian Architecture, with the particular morphological and typological elements of the region. A titanic effort was made to be restored, but because of its intense deterioration and its perishable materials, it was decided that most of the building had to be demolished and rebuilt it with modern materials, incorporated in a completely traditional wrapping.
The use of stone, timber and Kourasanit (traditional material for masonry) were mixed with love, knowledge and mainly taste, as it is obvious in each detail of the building, where most of the wood construction, were hand crafted by the householder an Architect Engineer.
In the mentioned above, main building of the Hotel, were created six astonishing rooms - the three double and three triple and on the ground floor, was created a living-room with a lovely fireplace. All the spaces, are decorated with pieces of the owner's collection.
A second building was also created, in which the hall for breakfast and dinner is situated, with a completely equipped kitchen. Here, the guests are able to enjoy a delightful Greek breakfast made of local mostly, natural, fresh and healthy products. Home made marmelades, bio-bread, pies and fresh vegetables from the garden are served here. Also, a variety of dishes for dinner, according to the guest's wishes, the availability of seasonal fresh products and the inventive manner of the cook, working mainly under the Mediterranean's diet rules. A third building is a small distillery where the production of a fine raki is producing and the guests are welcome to participate. Surrounding space, is characterized by its astonishing green garden in various levels, with its pathways and relaxing spaces. There are also a small swimming-pool for the summer and a splendid sitting place under the trees with a traditional stone oven and a barbecue.
From the other side of the river, there is a free parking place of the Hotel. -The famous and magnificent beaches of Chalkidiki are 15min. drive, away from Viraggas. -Several Monasteries, the Mt.Athos and famous ancient sites and museums, are in a short distance. -The famous forest of Cholomontas right next to Viraggas, is ideal for trekking, cycling or driving. Viraggas is a very welcome place and worths a visit all through the year.
Activities in the area: wine-tasting, cheese factory visit with tasting, thermal baths, golf, horseback riding etc.
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The elounda mare hotel Relais & Châteaux overlooks the Mirabello Bay on the north coast of Crete, an area of outstanding natural beauty. A hotel of timeless refined luxury, it’s been a member of the Relais & Châteaux prestigious international hotel association since 1988.
Exuding a sort of sophistication and exclusivity found nowhere else, the elounda mare hotel has an unparalleled reputation for its attentive and personalised service. With its award-winning restaurants, comprehensive leisure facilities and exquisite design, it is the ideal choice for the discerning traveller who seeks a relaxing holiday in a serene and intimate setting.
The charm and character of the hotel is evident to anyone taking an enchanting stroll through the lush seaside gardens of the elounda mare hotel, and its rugged coastline with the many private coves, plateaus, and the gorgeous little sandy beach. Guests particularly enjoy the many lounges, enjoying their aperitif or just a cup of tea on the terrace, in perfectly elegant surroundings furnished in antiques.
The ambiance at the elounda mare hotel is so relaxing and calm that, even at the peak of the season, swimming in the large seawater swimming pool, or the paddling pool for children next to it, are usually a private affair. There are extended lawns and sundecks along the shore, with sunshades and deck chairs in the most secluded of corners. The crystal-clear waters are just magical, while the private sandy beach has been awarded a “Blue Flag” for its outstanding services. A Sea-sports facility by the beach includes water-skiing and SCUBA diving tuition, along with pedaloes, windsurfers, and sail-dinghies. Two superb sailing yachts and a cruiser are also available for charter, in order to explore the nearby islands or sail straight out into the blue expanses of the Aegean Sea.
Sports and leisure activities include an Astroturf® tennis court, where tuition is also available, a table tennis, a fitness room, as well as an indoor bathing area with a sauna and a steam-bath. A nine-hole par-3 Golf Course is nearby, where tuition is also available by a PGA instructor. Further facilities near the golf course include a 5-on-5 football pitch, and a complete childcare center of unique design, the “Kid’s Ark”, perfect for children from 6 months to 12 years old.
The Six Senses Spa™, situated only 500 meters away within the sister property porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT, offers an unrivalled range of signature treatments that focus on health, beauty, pampering, stress reduction and recuperation using pure, natural and environmentally friendly products. The luxuriously appointed spa spreads over 2,200 m² and has set unique standards in spa design and wellness treatments. It has been repeatedly awarded during its many years of operation.
Capri offers some of the most sensual scenery and indulgent atmosphere in the Mediterranean. It is a magical island and one that changes if you stay the night there; once the day trippers have gone back to Naples and Sorrento and the sun sets over Ischia on the far side of the bay, the island reveals a more delicate, more contemplative side. You have the run of restaurants, cafés and bars, you can blend with the locals or do your own thing and dine very, very well and simply soak up the beautiful Mediterranean evenings.
In the daytime you can relax by the pool, indulge in the spa centre pop down the path to the beach. You could hire a boat and explore the island’s hidden coves (the southern side is the quietest and you can see the bottom through the clear green waters, even 20 metres deep). Those keen on history may want to walk up to Villa Jovis where Tiberius indulged in his perversions. More peaceful now, the villa is still impressive despite being left to the elements with very little protection. It is on one of the highest points of the island and, from the top of very sheer cliffs, you can see across to Naples, Vesuvius and south, beyond Paestum to the Cilento, close to the border with Basilicata.
Weekly Sailing Courses
Daily Sailing Cruises to nearby islands
Excursions to local wine factories & local monuments
ACTIVITIES - Area
1. Process of production of local agricultural products.
The only place in the world that produced
Mastic is the area of Mastihohoria
Season.......July t - August
2.2. LOCAL SWEET WINE Wine ¨ Ariousios the most
expensive and famous wine of antiquity.
Season ....... September-October
3.3. SOUMA .... ... local liquor made from figs.
Season ....... November-December
Season ....... November-December
2. Procedure local production of ceramic products.
In Chios from antiquity were developed the pottery, fine examples of which today
are the neighboring medieval village ARMOLIA
(5 km from Vessa).
One can walk through the new area of the old traditional paths, and discover the
rare flora of the island, the unique TULIPS
March month, herbs and over 70 species
ORCHIDEAS, a magnificent background in the dozens of unique
Inside the old medieval trail, one can
visit the Byzantine castle of Apolichnon, where
Genoese had established the administrative mansion
The Medieval town of VESSAS is an outdoor living museum, like other Mastihohoria Olympia - Mesta - Towers - wattle.
Worth the visitor to walk through the narrow streets of the village and admire the architecture of the houses, which has remained intact. Also worth visiting the church of Agios Dimitrios and admire the carved image, like the Church of the Assumption, with its beautiful bell tower. Vessa is a small village but exemplifies medieval village in southern Chios. It has been very well maintained over the years, especially the castle corner towers and sections of the fortified wall.
Vessa located in the center of the medieval village,
Mastic of Chios, can be the base of xena-
giseon the archaeological sites of the island, such as ANAVATOS and the Monastery AGIA MONI of Chios, monument protected by UNNESCO, great historical, religious and artistic interested character, on excellent mosaics of the 12th century.
The climate is characterized by hot summers and
mild winters, and is ideal for visiting all year.
The CHRISTOPHER KOLOMVOS had visited Chios before Journey to America.
Vessa is the birthplace of the Ecumenical Patriarch
Constantine (Constantine Valiadis) 1987-1901.
Just a short distance from Vessa one encounters small coves meticulous and special beaches such as Tigani - Agia Irini DYDYMA west, and KOMI - EMPORIOS - BLACK bullets in the south.