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The Hotel Archontiko Anyfanti is situated just a stone throw away from the Historical Town of Dimitsana, in the beautiful village of Zatouna.The mountainous village is built at an altitude of 1050m and it has preserved its authenticity throughout the years. Its location is rather convenient since mostof the region’s highlights are within a reasonable distance.

THE BUILDING

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The hotel is situated on the ex-Anyfanti residence. It used to be a typical wealthy Arcadian mansion of the 1840’s and it sets itself as an example of the local architecture. On the ground floor, there used to be the weaving business of the family and a textiles shop. On the back yard they used to paint the textiles and fabrics whilst on the entresol and floor it was the family’s house. During the years of the Greek War of Independence in 1821, the ground floor was used as a storage space for saltpeter that was supplied to the locals of Dimitsana in order to produce gunpowder.

The building has been fully restored according to its original plans and has been converted into a hotel by the Greek architect Giannis Kizis. Elements such as the well designed quoins, the fortress-like windows, the stone dome on the ground floor, the wooden balconies and the wooden ceilings with local patterns and designs will most definitely introduce you to the Arcadian architectural style. The building is regarded as a local treasure.

THE LEGACY

The legacy was established in 1947 by Panagiotis Lyberopoulos, a doctor from Zatouna who left with his will all his property to the local municipality in order to fulfill his life-long dream of building a hotel in Zatouna village. After 69 whole years, with great efforts and many struggles, under the Presidency of Ioannis Charal. Bitounis (President of the Lyberopoulos Legacy Committee ), Lyberopoulos’ vision came true, between the years 2005 -2016.

SURROUNDING AREA

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The Hotel Archontiko Anyfanti is situated in the beautiful village of Zatouna, just a stone throw away from the Historical Town of Dimitsana. The mountainous village is built at an altitude of 1050m and it has preserved its authenticity throughout the years. Its location is rather convenient since most of the region’s highlights are within a reasonable distance.

The town of Dimitsana is only 4 km away from Zatouna. There you can enjoy a stroll, visit the Open Air Water Power Museum and the Historical Library of Dimitsana. Lousios river is one of the most significant sites of Arcadia, where according to mythology Zeus had his first bath as a newborn. You will certainly enjoy the gorge of Lousios river and many activities such as rafting and hiking.

Lousios gorge is also the home of many monasteries built in extraordinary and breathtaking locations such as Prodromou, Aimialon and Philosofou Monastery. Next to Philosophou Monastery is «Krifo Scholio» (secret school), where during the Ottoman Occupation, children were taught the Greek language and Christian doctrine in secret. The “Mikis Theodorakis Museum” is literally a one minute walk from the hotel and is dedicated to the famous composer of Greece who was exiled in our village for his political views at the time of the Greek dictatorship. During his stay, the village inspired him to write two of his major pieces Arcadia I & II. There is also the ski center of Menalon mountain which is based almost 30 minutes away from Zatouna, as well as the fir forest where you can drive through it and reach picturesque villages such as Stemnitsa and Libovisi, house of the famous Greek hero Kolokotronis who led Greece to freedom against the Ottoman domination in 1821.

Zatouna is the birthplace of many Greek figures such as Staikos Staikopoulos who played a key role in the Greek War of Independence against the Ottomans in 1821, the former President of Greece Konstantinos Stefanopoulos, Mimis Fotopoulos and Beata Asimakopoulou (the famous actors flourished during the golden age of the Greek Cinema in the 50’s & 60’s).

RESTAURANT

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Pure ingredients, local flavours and recipes, excellent quality, real comfort food with respect to our Peloponnesian heritage and a passion for gastronomy are only a few of the elements that we have combined together with Chef Vasilis Kafaloukos in order to create a fresh and honest menu.

Select a Greek wine from the list that we have created especially for our visitors.
For breakfast enjoy our traditional pies, trachanas, kayiana, a selection of local cheeses, fir honey, homemade marmelades, freshly baked bread, the finest of our Arcadian herbs and many more local treats.
In our café, you can enjoy homemade desserts and beverages every day.

The restaurant is available for all and is open from Friday to Sunday, for lunch and dinner. It is also open during Christmas, Easter and all National Bank holidays.

SEMINARS

TRADITIONAL GREEK PIES

Pies are a huge part of the Greek gastronomy. Learn all the secrets for a successful Greek pie, how to make your own “fillo” (pie crust), how to prepare a juicy and tasteful filling. Depending on the season, we teach you how to make a different pie such as spanakopita (spinach pie), tiropita (cheese pie) or kolokithopita (zucchini pie). Until the pie is golden brown and ready, we go for a walk in the village and we learn a few things about the local herbs and greens. We then return to our base, set the table and taste the pita together with more tasty local treats.

* Register for the Traditional Greek Pies seminar on time. 
* Minimum participants 4/ Maximum participants 10

 FRESHLY BAKED BREAD & ARCADIAN BOGATSA

 The gastronomical history of Arcadians is mixed with flour and water. Bread has been almost forever the protagonist of the Arcadian – Greek diet. You will learn the art of baking bread and will be introduced to the Arcadian Bogatsa, a kind of sweet bread with a rich smell of cinnamon artistically crafted on its surface with just a fork.

* Register for the Freshly baked bread & Arcadian Bogatsa seminar on time. 
* Minimum participants 4/ Maximum participants 10

WEDDING PARTIES / BABY SHOWERS

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Warm hospitality, great food and an Arcadian charming location is all you need for your special day!

Our hotel is ideal for intimate and private wedding parties & baby showers

ACTIVITIES

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PILATES WEEKEND

Sofia Kitriniari (Sofia Yellowm) is a physiotherapist and pilates instructor that will introduce you to outdoor pilates and its benefits. In our stone yard you can enjoy the greenery, the energy of the mountains, the fresh air whilst together with Sofia you can reach your inner self through carefully designed pilates exercises.
Check for available dates on our site or email us in order to book your pilates weekend with us.

* Minimum participants 4/ Maximum participants 10
* This is a Spring & Summer time activity

YOGA WEEKEND

For all the yogis who are looking forward to enjoy an outdoor yoga experience, please email us and book your Yoga weekend ahead or check on our site for an available date.

* Minimum participants 4 / Maximum participants 10
* This is a Spring & Summer activity

ACCOMODATION

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LOCAL TREASURE

Elements such as the well designed quoins, the fortress-like windows, the stone dome on the ground floor, the wooden balconies and the wooden ceilings with local patterns and designs will most definitely introduce you to the Arcadian architectural style.

TRUE COMFORT

Spacious and cozy rooms that provide you with a desk, a flat TV screen set, individual heating, wooden floors, private bathroom, hair dryer, bath robes, slippers and ecological toiletries by Korres.

Contact

ADDRESS
Archontiko Anyfanti
Zatouna Gortynias
22007 Arcadia, Greece

24/7 Reservation via Phone
+30 279.502.9202
+30 694.652.9470, +30 694.087.2409

24/7 Reservation via Email
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