Nestled on a pastoral hillside overlooking Mount Olympus, find a home away from home built to bring guests to peaceful harmony with nature. Within the walls of Ktima Bellou experience the warmth of Greek hospitality and a side of the country far from the well-trodden city streets.
When you think of Greek architecture, the first thing that comes to mind might be the columns and friezes of the Acropolis, the domes of Orthodox cathedrals, and the pedestals of the Roman agora. However, another Greece exists; in foothills of Mount Olympus, Ktima Bellou is the quintessential Macedonian home away from home.
Designed in a traditional style and built by local craftsmen, the seven-room hotel and five freestanding houses dot the hill as though constituting a family farm. Stone, wood, handmade terracotta, and kourasanit plaster give texture and context to each building. In addition to the local, natural materials the structures are outfitted with green systems to honor the beautiful surrounds.
The interiors of each room create the same harmony of comfort and ecology. Using energy fireplaces and the natural comfort system COCO-MAT, the rooms encourage deep sleep and total rest.
One triple room is available for parties greater than two, and The House is an ideal accommodation for a group or family looking to enjoy time in a common space. The House has garden and patio space as well, and one of the first floor apartments also has a Jacuzzi.
With its farm to table menu, the restaurant at Ktima Bellou embraces the “slow food movement” and rests its weight on the quality of the ingredients. It matches these locally-sourced ingredients with culinary traditions designed just for them, the regional dishes of Pieria, Kozani, and Larissa, representing Thessaly and Macedonian traditions.
Stroll the 12-acre farm, which has been in the Bellos family for three decades. Fruits, flowers, herbs, and trees create a magical mixture of fragrances when in bloom. May through October is fruit-bearing season, and guests can preview their dinner menu as the quince, cherry, and various berries ripen on the vine.
The farm is fully organic, and guests are welcome to learn about the organic farming movement and practices, as well as the processing of fruits into jams, liqueurs, and other products. The family atmosphere is complete at Ktima Bellou with plenty of activities for kids, including a kids club, arcade, and bike rentals.Request Information