Petrina Elatis

Elati, Thessalia, Greece

Elati village and Koziakas mountain are a beautiful place to live. In the middle of Greece there are still mountainous regions that are untouched by tourists and have lots of nature and traditional culture. A fantastic place to live.

The Petrina Elatis guest house consists of four stone houses, which accommodate two double rooms, four cottages and two apartments. It offers wonderful views of the fir forest and the mountains. From the largest house (Paneolos) you have a clear view of the Mavropouli peak and Mount Loupata.

The guesthouse was built on his family's property in 2008 by Efi, her daughter Aristea, who was born here, and Aristea's husband. Before the stone houses existed, there was an old wooden house in the same place that used to accommodate holidaymakers. With the help of their friends, the Petrina family was able to rebuild Elatis and make it what it is today. A welcoming place for relaxing holidays. The interior is traditional with a modern touch - the bare stone walls and lots of wooden furniture ensure great comfort and match the surroundings.

The three want to offer their guests something very special and maintain very personal contact. You can collect mushrooms together and cook together in the evening or go swimming in the Aspropotamos River. They are also happy to explore the surrounding small villages with their guests on hikes or make music together. It becomes particularly cozy outside by the open fire when a fresh and healthy mountain tea or hot carob and almond milk is cooked. In the evenings there are often traditional dishes such as trahanas (wheat, yoghurt and eggs are preserved in tiny grains of dough for winter storage), homemade pasta, traditional pies or wood-fired pizza with wild mushrooms and local cheese. Incredibly natural!

Rooms + Rates

per night
Doppelzimmerfrom80 €
Cottagefrom120 €
Maisonette-Apartmentfrom150 €


ArchitecturePetrina Elatis is the only stone-built guest house in the area, in the middle of the fir forest and about two hundred meters from the village center. The building material comes from older stone houses that were no longer used or dismantled by their owners. The wood comes mainly from the area and the local craftsmen assisted the family in the construction.

FoodSeasonal, local, organic and slow food products are offered. Most of the products are local and fifty percent come from organic mountain farming. Especially honey, jams, eggs, summer and cheese. In summer, fresh fruit and vegetables grow in the garden. And wild herbs, mushrooms and fruits are collected in the area.

EnvironmentAll organic material becomes compost in the garden. Chemicals are largely avoided for cleaning and the waste is recycled. The energy-saving lamps provide pleasant light. The compost supplies the organic garden.


  • Stone-built family-run guest house with great views
  • Located in Thessaly, at an altitude of 1000 meters, in a quiet, spruce-covered, still very natural area
  • Ideal starting point for hikes, climbing routes, mountaineering, horse riding, cycling in the forest and swimming in the river
  • Strong connection to the ancient mountain traditions of the place and its residents
  • Local dishes from the open kitchen are eaten together in the evening
  • Collecting mushrooms together with your hosts
  • Many excursion destinations in the area: traditional villages, the city of Trikala, the famous Unesco world heritage site Meteora (monasteries on sandstone cliffs), and much more

Guesthouse4 houses, 2 apartments + 2 cottagesBreakfast + dinner + some with your own cooking facilitiesChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Guest house with 8 different accommodations
  • Duplex apartments for up to 6 people
  • Cottages for up to 4 people
  • All accommodations have a private balcony and fireplace
  • Cottages and apartments with private cooking facilities
  • Breakfast and dinner from the open kitchen
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Doppelzimmerfrom80 €
Cottagefrom120 €
Maisonette-Apartmentfrom150 €

Location + Directions

By car

Unfortunately, it is not really possible to reach Petrina Elatis by public transport or to reach excursion destinations in the area without a car. From Thessaloniki it takes around 3 hours by car to Elati (246 km) and from Athens it takes a good 4 hours (361 km). The exact address can be found on the website.