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Autumnal Escape to the Enchanting Mountains of Agrafa

Discover Montanema Handmade Village

This Autumn, we're thrilled to unveil a new retreat at the captivating Montanema Handmade Village. Tucked away in a fir forest above Lake Plastira, Montanema feels like stepping into a fairy tale. It's the perfect haven to unplug, recharge, and immerse yourself in nature, surrounded by the melody of chirping birds and the whispers of the forest. 

  • Wander the scenic mountains surrounding Montanema, revel in breathtaking views of the lake, forage for wild mushrooms, and delve into the rich history of the region. 

  • Enjoy two daily yoga sessions to rejuvenate and energize your body and mind.

  • Savour authentic local flavors and wines. 

  • Venture into the history of the region. 

  • Enjoy workshops and of course the spa in Montanema!

The Region - Lake Plastira and Agrafa

A marvel of human ingenuity and natural splendor in Thessaly. The impressive dam in Kakavia created Lake Plastira, one of Greece's largest artificial lakes. Framed by the majestic fir-covered peaks of the Agrafa Mountains,  it is also one of its most picturesque.


Lake Plastira is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Often called the jewel of Thessaly, the lake is rich in history, once home to the ancient Dolopes. The lush forested slopes and the dramatic peaks of the distant Agrafa mountain range enhance this breathtaking scenery. At an elevation of 1,350 meters, clear days offer views extending all the way to Mount Olympus.



Your private retreat, crafted from natural materials and nestled among fir trees. Enjoy the comforts of a mountain resort in your private, sunlit cottage, featuring beautiful stone and wood accents. Unique old objects and artworks from a personal collection add a special.

What's Included

  • Length of stay: 6 nights

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (3 meals per day)

  • Stay in a beautiful Montanema Handmade Village 

  • Return private transfer to Montanema from Athens (dedicated pickup and drop-off time & location)

  • 5 guided hikes (or maybe 4 and have one day of downtime and maybe a longer workshop style yoga?)

  • 2 yoga classes daily

  • Honey tasting and production course 

  • Soap making workshop 

  • Mushroom Foraging 

  • Use of Aquanema Spa (2 x 1 hour slots) 


Optional Extras (not included in price) 

  • Further use of spa facilities - treatments etc. 

  • Archery 

  • Aroma, sound and crystal therapy


What to Expect

  • 07:00 - Wake up with tea or coffee

  • 07:15 - 08:30 Light yoga, mobility to wake up the body

  • 08:30 - 09:15 - Breakfast

  • 09:30 - Head out for a 3-4 hour hike - some days we will take picnics with us, some days we will have lunch at a local tavern.

  • 13:00 - Lunch time 

  • 15:30 - 18:00 - Between lunch and dinner, there will be a couple of hours to read a good book by the pool, take a nap, call your family, or enjoy the spa services at Montanema.

  • 18:00 - Sunset Yoga 

  • 20:00 - Dinner time

Rooms and Pricing

Room Type



Bedroom Ensuite bathroom

Solo occupancy


Bedroom Ensuite bathroom

Shared occupancy


per person

Bedroom Shared Bathroom

Solo Occupancy


  • Backpack

  • Hiking shirts

  • Hiking trousers

  • Hiking shorts

  • Water-proof jacket with hood

  • Hiking socks

  • Lightweight hiking shoes (MUST be worn in!)

  • At least two changes of exercise clothing

  • Trainers

  • Very casual evening clothes.

  • Something to carry your water in while on your hike

  • Hat to protect you from sun and/or sunglasses

  • Plenty of t-shirts for training

  • Jumper and a light jacket for the evening

  • Swimming suit

Packing List

Book your place for Montanema

Book now to embark on the life-changing adventure that leads to a healthier, perfected you.


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