THE OLD SILK STORE at Mouresi
The Old Silk Store guest house is a two-storey
neo-classical building of 130 years, which for a short period in
its history was utilized for the purposes of the local silk industry.
Its English owner has renovated it lightly and sympathetically with
a view to preserving its most, distinctive features. Therefore,
one can admire the lavish use of marble, the decoratively carved
balcony facing the Aegean Sea 400 metres below, the well- trodden
but still elegant steps leading to the main entrance, and the imposing
white marble pillars that embrace the frame of the ornate wooden
double doors. All this contrasts splendidly with the heavy, rough
slabs of local grey roofing stone and the flag-stone courtyards
around this village mansion. The overall impression reflects the
architectural austerity and magnificence of the classical times.
The main accommodation is reached from a flag-stone courtyard via
the marble steps that lead to the upper floor, where there are
four bedrooms with sea, mountain or garden view. The bedrooms
lead off a wide corridor in the shape of a cross. They all have
exceptionally high ceilings, painted wooden floors with rag rugs
and simple furnishings, shower and w.c. Each room has tea and
coffee making facilities. One room has a kitchenette and fridge.
Other rooms have a fridge or access to a fridge.
To the side of the house there
is an apple orchard with the additional cherry, pear, peach, quince,
greengage, chestnut and walnut tree. In springtime the Old
Silk Store is amidst a flurry of pink and white blossoms
with fragrant scents of honeysuckle and purple wisteria strong in
the morning dew.
Cosy flag-stone courtyards bordered with roses, hydrangeas, camellias,
chrysanthemums and grapevines encompass the building.
In these relaxed surroundings guests will find themselves enveloped
in a peaceful atmosphere, and whilst planning the itinerary of
entire accommodation has central heating with individual temperature
control in each room.
Within walking distance from the house there are 4 tavernas, a baker's,
butcher's greengrocer's, barber's, a couple of grocery stores, a
coffee shop and a petrol station.
There is a network of mule-tracks and footpaths that can be used
to reach these facilities as well as the village square and the
The Old Silk Store is an ideal
base for those who are interested in having advice and guidance
on walks all over Pelion. For further information on walking
please see our section on Activities and guided
For non-dedicated walkers car hire is recommended.
OLD BARBER'S SHOP
An independent self-catering
This studio is adjacent to the main house and
opens out onto a small courtyard. It is an open plan, cosy unit
with exposed wooden beams, double bed, full kitchen, fireplace,
shower and w.c.
The other larger courtyards around the
Old Silk Store with seating areas are at the guests' disposal.