and it is not set on an island!
Awarded last Saturday as Europe’s Leading Landmark Hotel 2019, by World Travel Awards, “The Oscars of the Travel Industry”, Grand Forest is a destination on its own, inspired by its local origins. Competing with over-the-top hotels such as Le Bristol Paris, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and Rocco Forte’s Hotel de Russie, Grand Forest triumphed in one of the most demanding categories of this year’s World Travel Awards.
Nestled in a magical setting on top of a private mountain, deep in the rugged region of Epirus, a wildly beautiful and unexplored part of Greece, Grand Forest stands on the fringe of a black pine forest surrounded by sweeping mountain views of natural wonder. Design-led and luxurious in concept and services, the hotel comprises of 8 buildings, home to 62 suites, an atmospheric lounge, a restaurant, a multi-purpose hall with capacity up to 400 people and a cutting edge SPA with outdoor and indoor pools, which are scattered in different levels, showcasing local architectural styles with a contemporary twist.
Here, you will relax and unwind with a malt in design-led interiors marked by large fireplaces and floor to ceiling windows, enjoying uninterrupted views to nature, explore beautiful villages and cultural heritage sites, take the adventurous treks in the dense forests of Pindos or enjoy a picnic by the shores of the lake of Metsovo. For the connoisseurs and the foodies, a wild truffle hunting is on the agenda, as well as several wine tasting experiences, as Metsovo is one of the most mountainous vineyards of Europe, producing the famous wine label, “Katogi Averoff”.