It all began as a joke by some river, years ago. Followed by long conversations on mild, sustainable, touristic development in Bavaria. Hospitality is not a joke. A while later came the fermentation of environmental zest, infrastructure and experiences of hospitality at Innsbruck of the Austrian Alps. The die had been cast. It was inevitable for the wanderer Nikos Tsiagkas to settle on a mountain region, commit himself to hospitality and create the first house & bar in Evritania.
Lego mood of upland standards: Bioclimatic architecture. Plain stone and rusty metal. Smoky wood and warm tinges. Brown tints in indirect, enigmatic illumination transpire a minimal, mountain chic sensation. Teasing design along with industrial abstraction, ergonomic brilliance. Chale-like corridors that lead to the suites and the 4 unique thematic studios, each and every one of them fireplace-equipped, overlooking the ridge of Timfristos.
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And the place shall be named Kastanea. Not only after the ancient greek name of the holy tree that eternally symbolizes the mountainous areas. Kastanea “clambered” an altitude of 1020 meters in order to nest into the chestnut woods of Agios Nikolaos overlooking the surrounding tangled fir woods. Luscious gastronomic associations of Castanea. Chestnut and porcini soup. Apple crumble, homemade, chestnut marmelades and secret traditional recipes. Custom made breakfast. 4 seasons of playful communitarianism. Pluralistic experiences and activities in Evritania. Friends who visit Castanea claim that it is ideal not only for weekends but long term stays as well.
Discreet music. Sounds spreading from rat pack and pink martini to parov stellar. Prevailing images of experiences, travels and art deriving from Bavarian magazines and engravings that leaf through history. Chaise longues awaiting conscious wanderers/hermits on the dewy porch. Nature in the morning.Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer. Living and breathing wood.
Storytelling lines. The industrial lounge leading to the New York-style lobby to exchange experiences and quest pure routes of Evritania. Malt whiskey collection, ideal for the life-experienced. Pale, dark and trappist beers for the phobics of the heights and ice. Cultural exchanges. Tales about Aris, the Liberation Army and Pavlos, the other local heroes. The banshees and the sprites of the Chestnut forest. Stories of mystery. Stories of saints and demons. Success stories of the middle earth and the middle age. Up here in the mountains nobody gives a damn about what is earned or what is lost.
Evening cocktails, talk shows with treats of homemade liqueur made of local sour cherries, for the scattered fairylands, the remaining dwarfs, the Madonna of Prousos and the secrets of the internationally renowned prosciutto of Evritania. Relaxing afternoons by the fireplace. Tsipouro, chestnuts in ember, shooting banters and outward mood. Newborn digital photos of visitors and vintage films on screen. Snow, games, coziness.