Princess Lanassa

Princess Lanassa

Hotel Princess Lanassa is built in the 300-year-old country home of the Poulis family and takes its name from the second wife of King Pyrrhos of Epirus. All rooms are spacious, elegantly decorated and comfortable. They are named after relatives or associates of the King. Princess Lanassa features a restaurant, conference centre, swimming pool, mini gym, a pool bar, an outdoor tennis court and soccer five-a-side facilities. It also provides massage treatments, yoga seminars, a sauna, hammam and a jacuzzi upon request.
Staying in Hotel Princess Lanassa will give you the opportunity to taste a variety of local specialties, feel at home and enjoy the traditional Greek hospitality! The magnificent mountain countryside around the hotel, which consists of Alpine snow-covered peaks, majestic forests, beautiful rivers, fabulous gorges and canyons, is ideal for holiday-makers, looking for relaxation, sight-seeing or action and adventure holidays. The hotel can be considered the ideal starting point for the classic rafting experience, defined by the two stone arched bridges of Politsa and Plaka. Trout fly-fishers can try their hand in the trout abundant waters of Arachthos and Kalarrytikos, which merge 600 m. below the hotel.

Not to be missed is a visit to the Synagogue of Ioannina and the Tzoumerka Mountains with the picturesque villages of Agnanda, Pramanda, Melissourgoi, the renowned Syrrako and Kalarrytes, home to internationally known goldsmiths and silversmiths such as S. Bulgari who established the famous house of "BVLGARI". The candlelight midnight mass of Resurrection in the nearby Tsouka Monastery, is a spiritual experience and the museum of Contemporary Art, "Theodoros Papagiannis" are definitely worth a visit!

The hotel is located in Kostitsi, Epirus, Greece just a 25 minutes' drive from Ioannina and its magnificent lake. It is 16 km. from the Egnatia Motorway and easily accessed by air from Ioannina (IOA), Preveza-Aktion (PVK) and Thessalonica (SKG) Airports. It commands a breathtaking vista of the Tzoumerka Mountains and the Aracthos River Gorge and is also within an hour's travelling distance from the emerald coast line of the Ionian Sea and its crystal, turquoise water.


Hotel's Breakfast

The backbone of any self respecting Greek breakfast is bread, which is baked every day on the premises and home-made jams. Most of these jams are made from the wild fruit such as elderberries, Cornelian cherries and mirabelles which grow in the hotel's grounds.
There is a selection of local cheeses including "galotyri", the special yoghurty cheese of the region. There are home-made pies traditionally baked, sometimes with leeks, sometimes with courgettes and sometimes with spinach and local greens and herbs. Also on the menu are Tiganites, (fritters with honey and cinnamon), "tahini", (sesame spread) and "trahana", (the Greek take on porridge) served on very cold days as well as omelettes made with fresh eggs from the Pindus Mountains and cold cuts.

Most fitting the title of Greek Breakfast however, are the delicious Greek yoghurt, local honey and the olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and fresh seasonal fruit. Greek coffee, mountain and elderflower tea, camomile and nettle, form alternatives to the filter coffee and breakfast teas. There are always some home-made biscuits and cakes and sometimes syrupy sweets which are the traditional deserts of the region.

All these and more are served in the courtyard in the summer looking on to the sunlit view of the majestic Tzoumerka Mountains and in the warmth of a crackling log fire in the dining room in winter.

Sweet delight

Quince spoon sweet

Cheese and pie

Mountain tea




Cheese and cold cuts

Red Cornelian



Breakfast area

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Additional Info

  • Map for Hotels: 39.521582, 20.985577
  • Stars: * * * * *
  • Address: Kostitsi North Tzoumerka Ioannina Epirus
  • Phone: +30 26590 22600
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