Grand Forest Metsovo

A mountaintop hideaway in Metsovo, one of northern Greece’s best-kept secrets

Birdsong rings across the mountains. A fresh breeze plays through the pine forest. At Grand Forest Metsovo, getting back to nature comes easily. A secluded hideaway above Metsovo town, this boutique hotel is your gateway to an area of Greece known and loved by a privileged few.

Once you’ve arrived, take time to seek out your favourite view over the Pindos peaks. Is it from your suite, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and private balcony? From the outdoor terrace pool? Or from the indoor pool beneath the striking sunroof at the Fontus Spa? You may have to save your decision until you’ve visited Metsovo 1350M restaurant. High up on the mountainside, the sublime backdrop is accompanied by tempting plates of Epirus specialities from local producers.

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If gazing out across the landscape isn’t enough, the hotel’s Personal Advisers are ready to help you explore. In summer, follow marked trails from reception, on foot or on horseback. Set off to discover historic churches and atmospheric caves. Or drop into Metsovo to experience a proud local culture – particularly if your visit coincides with a traditional festival. In winter, skiers can head to nearby Anilio, before returning to a cosy nook beside a fireplace at Grand Forest Metsovo.


Enjoy your stay!


62 Rooms |  4 Floors |  2 Restaurants | 

4.5 /5

1447 reviews

Considerate

Considerate Collection

Ski

Ski Resort

Fine

Fine Dining

Adventure

Adventure and Activity

Considerate Collection

 

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Environmentally Conscious

Perched on the slopes of the Pindus Mountain range in the foothills of the Pindus National Park – considered one of the most important protected areas for the maintenance of alpine biodiversity, every element of Grand Forest Metsovo has been designed with its surrounding peaks and black pine forest in mind. The chalet-style accommodation has been amphitheatrically built to follow and complement the rugged terrain, borrowing traditional architectural elements mainly found in mountainous mainland Greece and supplied by its own supply of natural spring water. A haven for nature-lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, the nearby forests are home to Eurasian brown bears – a conservation priority animal, and provide shelter to over 80 rare bird species.

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Cultural Custodians

The local family who own this secluded hideaway originally hail from Metsovo, and enthusiastically share their cultural heritage with their guests at every opportunity. This historic village is brimming with tradition which has long been rooted in livestock farming, artisan crafts and trade, and has become famous for its wine and smoked cheese with a number of bakeries that still run on wood-fired ovens. The hotel offers behind-the-scenes tours of the Averoff Gallery of Neohellenic Art, the Folklore Museum, and UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries cresting the region’s famous rock formations, and organises trips to the weekend market hosted near the main square, or to browse the silversmith shops of Loannina.

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Community Minded

Run by a team of handpicked staff from Metsovo and its local communities, Grand Forest Metsovo keeps the Epirus region at the heart of everything it does. Furniture is handcrafted by local carpenters, jewellery sold in the hotel’s boutique is handmade by Metsovian artisans, and ingredients in the restaurant’s seasonal dishes are sourced from local farmers. Guests are guided through the surrounding wilderness by the hotel’s network of local experts in mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, and kayaking in the summer, plus skiing in the winter – there’s even wild truffle hunting, which guests can gather until they have enough for an alfresco lunch cooked by the river with Greek naturalist Katerina and her friendly dogs.

Grand Forest Metsovo Activities

Into the wilderness

With the legendary alpine Lake Verliga in the Lakmos Mountains on the doorstep, the great outdoors beckon adventure travellers and back-to-nature seekers alike. Hop on one of the hotel's e-mountain bicycles or get behind the wheel of an off-road Jeep to roam the hidden forests until you reach Verliga's picturesque peak for some breath-taking views. The lake which tumbles down towards the Acheloos River has a special place in Greek history and has been noted for its natural beauty by literary great Herodotus, where you can sit with a champagne picnic freshly prepared by the hotel and simply soak up the altitude wilderness.

Grand Forest Metsovo Independent Minds

Independent Minds: Ellie Barmpagiannis

Ellie Barmpagiannis lives and breathes the beauty of Epirus, the rugged region in north-western Greece where she has made Grand Forest Metsovo a nature-inspired haven for all her guests.

 

Our rooms

Junior Suite


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King
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Suite Mountain View


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Premium Suite Mountain View


Sleeps 2
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Superior Suite Mountain View


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Panorama Suite


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Grand Forest Suite


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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.5 /5

4.5

1447 reviews

INVITED Rating

5 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

753 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

We arrived with a baby and the hospitality was very warm and welcoming

Staff was so nice, the atmosphere is magical

By Neta Apr ’22 Trip Type Family


5

Very enjoyable stay

By Karolos Aug ’19 Trip Type Couple


Grand Forest Metsovo, Greece

5

(based on 2 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

We arrived with a baby and the hospitality was very warm and welcoming

Staff was so nice, the atmosphere is magical

By Neta Apr ’22 Trip Type Family


5

Very enjoyable stay

By Karolos Aug ’19 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Free
Free parking
Bar
Bar
Family
Family friendly
Restaurant
Restaurant
24-hour
24-hour room service

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Gym

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Gym
  • Free parking
  • Jogging track
  • Wedding services
  • Accessible parking
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business services
  • Business center
  • 24-hour security
  • Elevators
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Health club
  • Massage services
  • Pets not allowed

Food And Drinks

The Epirus region’s culinary heritage stretches back centuries, and Grand Forest Metsovo is proud to share it with guests. It could be a picnic basket brimming with local meats, cheese, bread and wine for a day exploring the woods. Or an evening of fine dining among soaring views at Pines. Wherever the table’s set, it will be an experience to savour.

The Pines

The Pines is the most distinctive corner of the property with a unique atmosphere. For private dining and exclusive small events. The menu reflects the fine dining cuisine with local ingredients.

Metsovo 1350m

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner The name of the restaurant of the Grand Forest Metsovo is inspired by its altitude; giving it its breathtaking view. The menu reflects the great culinary tradition of the region; and is based on fresh and local ingredients.

Spa

Immerse yourself in the healing power of the great outdoors at Fontus Spa. Whether that’s by taking in the fresh air with a summertime swim on the terrace – or looking out on glorious views from the heated indoor pool. You’ll find a touch of nature in the therapies, too. Soothing scrubs and massage oils are based on local plants and herbs, courtesy of Germaine de Capuccini treatments.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Grand Forest Metsovo

Interchange 7A Egnatia Highway

Metsovo

44200

Greece

Check in:

1400

Check out:

1200

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Where is it?

48 kms to airport Ioannina

231 kms to airport Mikra

231 kms to airport Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport

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