We stayed in Arhontiko Sisilianou a couple of nights during Easter weekend. We weren’t sure what to expect, since we booked it online without reading any reviews about the place. However, this turned out to be the best part of our entire Greece vacation, and probably one of the best B&Bs we ever stayed at.
The village itself (Markinitsa) is really charming, and has a very relaxing vibe to it. Even though it does have a few tourist shops, it doesn’t feel like a tourist trap at all. We spent hours just walking on the old stone paths that crisscross the mountainside, and enjoying the amazing views of the bay and Volos.
But the highlight of our stay in Markinitsa was the bed and breakfast. The place is owned by a greek family, and they were so nice and welcoming. The room itself had a really authentic feel to it, with heavy wood furniture and high ceilings. The place is located right on the main square, so we had views of the square and the bay from the bedside windows. The breakfast was amazing!! The owners also run a café, so they make cappuccinos/espressos/Greek coffee to order, such a treat! There was a great selection of homemade pastries and breads, homemade marmalades, and fresh squeezed juices (every morning I saw them squeeze orange juice by hand!). I got addicted to their thick Greek yogurt with fruit salad and honey. Since we were there on Easter, they even invited us to stay and have the traditional Easter Sunday lunch with them, which includes mainly a whole spit-roasted lamb. Unfortunately, we had to leave early on Sunday, so we couldn’t stay.
Amazing place and amazing people! Highly recommended!