Would you like to live with natural stone walls, terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, an open fireplace? And from your own terrace the view of the green as far as the eye can see? A large area with gardens and lots of different animals for feeding, petting and riding, a richly equipped herb garden for sniffing and lots of sports and games for children and adults?
We can offer you all of this and a lot more can be found in Chalkidiki in eastern Greece. Yannis Papastergiou and his family built their Platanorema farm in 2006 in this less touristy area where their parents come from. Since then, they have been living as close to nature as possible, "back to the roots", and they willingly share their long-term experience with their guests, who are happy to participate in farm life, help in the garden, get to know herbs, care for animals and also cook traditional Greek cuisine be able to learn.
Vacation on the farm - Greek style, so to speak. Speaking of Greek style: traditional local cuisine is served in the adjoining restaurant, cooked from home-grown vegetables with herbs from our own herb garden and home-baked bread and local wine - Καλή όρεξη!
ArchitectureThe cottages are built from the natural stones found here and other regional materials. The thick stone walls have ideal insulation properties. They keep the warmth outside in summer and inside in winter. So you can usually save the use of the power-hungry air conditioning. There are well-functioning fireplaces for heating, which minimize the consumption of gas. The houses are designed in the traditional architectural style of the area. In homage to the area's most famous landmark, the monastery on Mount Athos, the main fireplace in the Platanorema restaurant was built as an exact replica of the chimneys common in the monastery.
FoodIn the Platanorema restaurant, seasonal and regional products are almost exclusively processed as far as possible from our own production or from selected suppliers from close by. Many dishes are vegetarian or vegan and cooked "slowly". Guests with special nutritional needs or wishes are very welcome to contact the kitchen team. Desires are also taken into account in the breakfast included in the price.
EnvironmentThe Platanorema farm is quite advanced on its way to full self-sufficiency. Especially in the summer months, the cycle of self-produced organic food, human and animal nutrition and a functioning irrigation system with water from the small stream on the site is largely successful. And the operators of the farm strive to continue to promote the sustainability and nature of their farm. Enthusiastically.
The closest airport is in Thessaloniki. From there you drive another hour to the Platanorama Farm (109 km). The journey from Athens airport takes about 6.5 hours (via Thessaloniki). You will receive the exact address and directions on booking.
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