Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas: The Experience

Located in Aristi, Greece

Join a yoga session on the banks of the Voidomatis River, connecting with the serene mountain surroundings as you practice your poses.

Some of the region’s many hiking trails were converted from old mule tracks, stone paths that cross Ottoman-era bridges and link the towns of Zagori.

Enjoy a guided rafting excursion along the calm waters of the Voidomatis River.

Set out on foot to explore the spectacularly scenic trails that trace the cliffs of the Vikos Gorge.

More than 100 hiking trails wind through nearby Vikos-Aoos National Park.

Pick a spot along the banks of the Voidomatis River and enjoy a picnic lunch packed by the lodge.

Snow isn’t uncommon in the winter months, and it provides a spectacular backdrop for high-alpine hiking.

Zagori is an adventure lover’s paradise; activities offered by the lodge include kayaking, river rafting, hang gliding, and zip-lining.

Borrow a mat from the lodge, and meditate to the soothing soundtrack of the Voidomatis River.

Just beyond the doors of Aristi, Vikos-Aoos National Park protects a rugged wonderland of leafy forests, cerulean rivers, and alpine lakes, as well as the region’s spectacular focal point—the Vikos Gorge. The landscapes here transform with the changing seasons: spring’s wildflower-blanketed meadows and summer’s verdant valleys gradually give way to forests tinted crimson and amber, and eventually, snow-dappled slopes. Hiking is always in season in a region of more than 100 hiking trails. Upon your arrival, sit down with the lodge staff and select the activities that suit your interests, from river rafting and horseback riding to village visits and jeep safaris.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Hiking
  • Zagori Village Tours
  • Fly-fishing
  • Swimming
  • River Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jeep Safaris
  • Hang Gliding
  • Yoga

Food and Drink

Aristi’s restaurant serves up typical northern Greek fare with a gourmet twist. The chef’s creations are based on traditional regional recipes and almost exclusively incorporate locally sourced ingredients. Mushrooms and greens are foraged from the slopes of the Pindus, trout is freshly caught from the surrounding rivers, and meats and cheeses come from the area’s free-range farms. In contrast to the Mediterranean cuisine for which the country is known, dishes from the north draw on seasonal ingredients, meaning that guests can look forward to an evolving menu inspired by the prevailing natural bounty. The restaurant’s selection of fine wines is also predominantly local, bottled at nearby mountain vineyards.

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