Efipoi. A guest house with four apartments in a two century old house in Pelion. Its name has a dual meaning∙ On the one hand, it refers to Pelion as the mountain of centaurs, and on the other hand, it is an acronym that consists of the initials of our family members.
We envisioned Efipoi* as a guest house that provides everything we would like to experience ourselves, both as travellers and guests.Its maintenance and rehabilitation began in the summer of 2002, a careful process that lasted until 2008.
The residence consists of two equally divided small houses. The basement of the house is divided into two apartments, the green and the blue one, each of which has its own distinct courtyard, while the upper floors are currently divided into the red and yellow apartments whose open-air area is under the shade of a 200-year-old walnut, near the parking lot. Pergolas covered by vineyard and kiwi trees, climbing plants that are common in Pelion, cover, in turn, the courtyards and the open-air areas.
We would guarantee that Fotis, the architect of the guest house, put all of his energy to this project, thoroughly checking every object or material before placing it.
We painted the ceilings and kitchens, and depending on the colors used, each apartment was named accordingly. Antique furniture, collected for years, came out of the warehouse, was preserved, and, together with authentic paintings, mirrors, lightings and folklore objects, composed the outcome, according to our aesthetics, being simple or more expressive, depending on the case.
Our goal was for the guest to experience the comfort of a home like atmosphere and the unique character of Pelion, turning the venture of Efipoi* less into a business and more into play. We feel the apartments fulfill the purpose of their existence through the love they receive from their guests, who bring new life each time.