The Anemolia hotel, with its stylish suites and many charms, and spectacularly located on the Sarakiniko beach, is the beginning of a wonderful vacation in Parga, a small town on Epirus' Ionian coast with a rich history.
Built in ancient times by Greeks, it was later developed by the Normans, who built the fortress in the 14th century, and the Venetians, the Turks, and the English who followed.
The area's rich history, with sites of great archaeological interest, is fascinating but Parga's environs will enchant you with their natural beauty: endless beaches, legendary rivers, unique wetlands, lush olive groves.
And most important of all are the people, who give life to the place and can turn your vacation into a unique life experience with their renowned hospitality, embodied today by Kleopatra Papanikolaou and her family, owners of the Anemolia.
“Our hotel is the dream of a lifetime that was born in 2018. Our family already had a restaurant that continually offered delectable flavors and memorable experiences – all flowing from our local traditions. But it was always our dream to add a small hotel where visitors were converted to members of our family, receiving from us the highest level of service in the atmosphere of a Greek family.”
“And while our vision was realized in 2018,” she said, “it is our desire to add even more pieces” to the wonderful place called Anemolia, whose renown is spreading apropos of its name, “words of the wind” – word of mouth being the hotel's best advertisement, its visitors sharing their experiences with friends and loved ones.
“Our hotel's aesthetics are unique, but just as important is the respect and attention we pay to our guests. It is located on a beautiful beach and offers visitors memorable experiences inside and outside, in its environs of great natural beauty, as well as tasty adventures in the restaurant.”
It is a delightful voyage with caring owners at the helm whose only destination is the guests' delight. “And we believe that our special advantage is the people of the hotel who from the moment you arrive will hug you and make you feel like home because they are there to fulfill your wishes and satisfy your needs with smiles and warmth.”
Kleopatra noted that the hotel is open from early May until the end of October, and emphasized that “guests can get to know the town of Parga, its surrounding villages and the picturesque chapels in addition to the museums, the olive mill, the watermills, and the castles.”
The area is also suitable for an escape to the island Paxos with its exotic beaches. Visitors can also take a convenient trip to the capital of the prefecture, Ioannina, the `wonderful city by the lake,' to mountainous Zagorochoria and its delightful villages, the gorge of Vikos, the traditional villages of Tzoumerka, and to the unique city Preveza with is inviting traditional taverns.
“There are many activities for those who love nature, and very interesting archeological sites for history lovers such as ancient Nikopolis and the legendary Necromancy of Acheron, which ancient Greeks believed was the gateway to the Underworld – just one of the many elements of a vacation visitors will tell their friends is “out of this world.”