The Konitsa Mountain Hotel is located at the highest point in Konitsa, which is said to be the town of “Extreme Sports”. Our hotel offers a captivating view of the mountainous regions of Nemertsika and Tymfi (Gamila) and looks down on the unique beauty of the Aoos River Valley. All the exquisite rooms and suites at the Konitsa Mountain Hotel are traditionally furnished, with wooden floors and carved wooden ceilings. The Konitsa Mountain Hotel offers room service, free Wi-Fi Internet in the communal areas and a parking lot. Our customers will enjoy a rich, traditional “Epirotiko” breakfast every morning. Our gym room has exercise /training equipment, a sauna, a steam room, a professional table –tennis and a mini soccer game board. There is free access to all of the above. In our cozy lounge which overlooks the Aoos River, one can sit by the fireplace, relax with a good book or play board games with friends. Why not try our homemade wine or tsipouro accompanies by our home cooked delicacies? Konitsa is 60 km from Ioannina Airport and is an ideal base for further exploration of the area. It is only 3 km from the Aoos Gorge, 12km from “Zagoroxoria” and Vikos Gorge, 14 km. from the “Petrina Choria”and only 20 minutes from the “Mastorochoria”. The Konitsa Mountain Hotel which overlooks Konitsa is only a three minute drive from the town center.
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