About Papigko, Greece
We're running our Creative Writing Retreat at the Papaevangelou Hotel in Papigko. You'll be staying here or in the nearby Pantheon Hotel. It's an amazing location in a beautiful part of Northern Greece.
In the middle of ravines and mountains, on the outskirts of Megalo Papigko, Georgios has certainly managed to create a little paradise. Hats off to him we say, for Georgios is the owner and host, life and soul of the house. In creating the Papaevangelou, his dream has become reality.
The views are absolutely stunning, you just can't stop admiring the landscape as the surroundings are amazing. This location makes a great base to discover everything the area has to offer. Talking of which, we will be more than happy to help you and give you advice.
The Papaevangelou hotel (TripAdvisor: 5*, Booking.com 9.8 rating) consists of a courtyard filled with flowers, a smaller building for breakfast and evening chill outs, as well as the main property itself, which feels like a private family home when you enter it. The mix of stone and woods creates a very cosy atmosphere. The rooms are big, homely and wonderfully decorated. In the lounge, you'll even find a fireplace: the perfect spot to warm yourself up after a long hike. Though you could also try a Greek schnapps, of course.
The breakfast is a dream and includes everything you could ever wish for: fresh fruits, nuts, freshly baked bread, local cheeses, eggs, home made jams, and of course George's amazing espresso! Papigko boasts with great taverns, where you can enjoy great local specialities for dinner.
Free wifi access
Safety Deposit Box
We tend to work with boutique hotels that tend to have a small number of rooms. Guests that sign up later may be staying at our alternative choice of accommodation, the Pantheon Hotel (TripAdvisor: 5*, Booking.com 9.4 rating). This is a very short walk away from our classroom and is also where we're having lunch each day. It's another superb boutique hotel in this beautiful part of Greece.