Handpicked travel choices in Kastoria.
The sophisticated simplicity of a cherry tree countryside guesthouse
Being revamped recently, Vissinokipos (from the Greek word meaning cherry tree) reinforces all the aspects of your Kastoria experience. Rooted in the local vernacular and lovingly cared for, this modest countryside property, decorated with vintage items, pop artifacts and even some Mickey Mouse posters dotted throughout the property; combines hospitality with creativity, and therein lays its greatness. Providing a full accommodation package makes you feel at home ... away from your home and at the same time is acting like an agent of discovery that exposes you to an alternative destination, opening your eyes to North Greece – which hasn’t spoiled its charms and Kastoria.
Back in 2015, a young couple from Thessaloniki together with their toddler decided to leave regular jobs and city life behind to create a cultured shelter. The choice to integrate art with personalized care under the same roof, would have the dual benefit of giving Kastoria guests an accommodation choice that was absent in the area.
The tourist product currently represented by Christos and his wife Christina - the hospitable, approachable, and discreet owners of the lodging, is not part of any travel mold. It is the result of their own view, as travelers who frequently roam the world with their motorbikes, and a long-lasting understanding on hospitality forming a memorable detoxifying retreat that responds to your needs for short and long getaways alike. They live in the elegantly minimalist and bohemian Vissinokipos 360 days of the year, with no extra staff, so they are always on hand, and thus, you get the feel staying at a relative’s home.
The essence of holidays in Kastoria is taking in images and aromas on the banks of Lake Orestiada.