January - December - Rooms 21 - Capacity 60

Ambeliona, Messinia, Peloponnese

Guest house Small Traditional hotel

Activities Hiking River water sports Mountain stay Well Being stay Climbing


Located at the natural borders of Messinia and Laconia, within the mountain village of Ambeliona at 850m height, the Abeliona Retreat is perfectly blending in the lush, verdant scenery and offers an exceptional environment where silence is an absolute value.

The 22 spacious rooms are built in the traditional Arcadian style. They all have a fireplace and combine perfectly the traditional style with the modern comfort.

After a full day of activities, hikes and walks, enjoy your favourite drink, coffee, wine or drink in the relaxing atmosphere lounge area.

At the restaurant enjoy the rich breakfast and a variety of daily menus based on local recipes and certified local organic ingredients, with appealing choices for vegetarians, health-conscious individuals and meat-eaters alike.

You will taste fruits, vegetables and herbs, many of which are handpicked from the Retreat’s vegetable garden and greenhouse, just a short time before being served, while the eggs come directly from the property’s grain-fed, free range chickens.

Lying serenely on the highest point of the property, the Yurt affords a truly remarkable view. This 80 sq. m energy-emitting dwelling boasts a unique spiritual ambiance, and is dedicated to yoga, meditation and all kinds of therapeutic group activities.

Hiking River water sports Mountain stay Well Being stay Climbing
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Guest Inn Opinion

Local architecture, natural materials and a magnificent location on the slopes of a green mountain make a unique setting for those who want to escape the bustle of the city. The Abeliona Retreat is a destination that you should not miss!


Sitting room
Breakfast Room
Room Service
Baby cot free of charge
Daily cleaning service
Firewood for free
WiFi Internet acces
Washing machine with extra charge
Vehicle necessary
Private parking
Towels & sheets included
Credit cards accepted

Spoken Languages

English, French, German, Italian


Junior Suite (×12 ) 26 m2

Amenities +

Children 2 - 12 years old free of charge

Family Suite (×9 ) 40 m2

Amenities +

Children 2 - 12 years old free of charge

Map & Access


14.5 km
14.5 km
26.0 km
Archaeological Site
9.5 km
218.0 km
Closest Airport
67.0 km
100 m

Calculate your itinerary

To see / To do

Walk around and explore marked trails, accompanied by the owners, qualified guides or on your own, starting from your place of stay or within 10 km.
Stay near a river where you can enjoy canoe, kayak or rafting accompanied by qualified guides in a max distance 15 km from the guesthouse
Guesthouses located at an altitude of at least 800m, in a perfect setting for relaxation, walks and activities close to nature
Give yourself a special treat! Relax in a SPA, jacuzzi, sauna or an indoor pool. Enjoy wellness seminars (yoga, reflexology…)
Live a challenging climbing experience. The owners will gladly provide you with all the necessary information but not the equipment

Yoga & Meditation at Abeliona Retreat – Summer 2020 event:

From July 1 to August 31, group and private Yoga classes and unique Massage treatments in collaboration with Nektaria

  1. Group Yoga Classes for all levels 70min
  2. Private Yoga session for a full length of 90min, designed on your needs upon request
  3. Massage treatments 30 ‘, 60’ or 90’ min available upon request
    More info & prices CLICK HERE  

Special sessions Yoga Retreats & Trainings all year long. Keep informed HERE


The hiking paths “Apollo Trails”

The hiking paths Apollo Trails have been marked by the Abeliona Retreat owners and cover 90km of breath-taking routes between the impressive chestnut and the stone built villages around the area. The soft soil, the altitude differences and the continuous alternations of landscape make the perfect background to practice Hiking, Mountain bike or Trekking. More information HERE 


Visits in the area:

The impressive Temple of Apollo Epicurius

The Neda’s waterfalls

Rafting in Lousios

The medieval village of Karytaina

The picturesque village of Andritsaina

The archaeological site of Olympia

The incredible 12th century church of Agia Theodora in Vasta

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