Here in Monodendri at the heart of Zagori, in the road to Oksia, the highest balcony of the gorge, with the help of skilled masons using hand carved stones, we have constructed two new luxurious stone buildings to facilitate your accommodation. Family Hotel, Guesthouse Ladias is situated 600 meters from the deepest gorge in the world, built in a good location with magnificent view - Monodendri and Vikos gorge.
How to GET here
Monodendri is one of the beautiful villages of Zagori and is built in 1060 m altitude and is 39 km away from Ioannina. It is named after a big fir-tree that had been in that area since 1840. Until 1753 it used to be a community consisting of three districts (Vitsa, Ano Mahalas, Ag. Georgios).
It came to its peak in the 17th and 18th century, when its benefactors built mansions, churches and schools there. Rizari brothers come from Monodendri.
Today, Monodendri is an attraction for visitors not only from Greece but also from abroad, throughout the year. The facilities and the services to our guests are of high quality and the Traditional Guest-House of Ladias Bros. fulfills the conditions for a pleasant stay.
More about our area : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zagori
How to get here
Follow the main motorways towards the city of Ioannina.
- From Athens take the A8 motorway (Olympia Odos) towards Patras and at Rio cross the Rio Andirio bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge) following the A5 Motorway (Ionia Odos) towards Ioannina.
- From Thessaloniki or Igoumenitsa take the A2 Motorway (Egnatia Odos) towards Ioannina
After passing Ioannina, continue North
(using the N.R. Ioannina - Kozani).
At the 18th km turn right to Zagori and follow the road signs to the village Vitsa. The route is approximately half an hour from Ioannina. For more information please contact us.
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Mountain guide services and info
We offer mountain guide services so that you can enjoy nature and your trekking expeditions without any concerns. Our experienced mountain guides can accompany you along the numerous trails and paths if you wish. They can take you to non touristic places off the beaten track, show you hidden gems.
We can assist you on planning your trekking expeditions in our Region, recommend outings and trails. We are more than happy to provide information about the trails, weather and local landmarks to our guests. We can arrange to drive you to the start of a trail (you wish to follow) and pick you up on your way back.
Our family run, traditional guest house is situated in Monodendri. We want all our guests to witness the meaning of the "Philoxenia" (the Greek word hospitality). "Philoxenia", literally translated as "friend to a stranger", was in ancient Greece a virtue of the highest ranking. We are proud to continue this ancient tradition of showing generosity and courtesy to those who are far from home.
- At the exterior of the guesthouse there is also a private parking.
- Free Wifi Internet.
Our guesthouse has 18 convenient rooms, made by luxurious materials (double, triple and suites). The rooms are fully equiped with bathroom and jaccuzzi (shower style), FREE WiFi Internet, autonomous heating in each room, TV, fridge and hair drier. Two of the rooms have fireplace and balcony. The suites are equipped with fireplace, jaccuzzi, autonomous heating in each one, TV, fridge, hair drier, DVD and balcony. We, also, may offer an extra bed or a sofa that becomes bed.
We also have room service, a traditional style breakfast hall with satellite TV, bar and fireplace. The visitor will enjoy the breakfast with traditional products (traditional pies from Zagori, local honey, yoghourt, etc.). There is always a worm welcome as well as a warm place next to our fireplace. You can relax or play games. More, there are room service, car-access, easy access for people with special needs and a parking for your car.
We organize excursions to make it easier for you to discover the beauties of our area such as Vikos canyon and the surrounding area.
We accept Visa credit cards.>>