Tsagarada’s most emblematic, historic and famous hotel and restaurant “The lost Unicorn”, which is literally “hidden” and protected like an old precious “jewel” in a verdant garden, drowned in flowers, perfumes and dreamily immersed in the wild vegetation of the area, just a few steps from the beautiful square of Agia Paraskevi with the oldest thousand-year-old plane tree, is for sale.
A multitude of reasons such as historical, aesthetic and sensory, decorative and architectural, compose this special property, distinguishing it from others and making it a world-renowned and “must-see” destination.
The building that today houses the hotel in the neoclassical style was built in 1890 from exceptional stone masters from Epirus, following the stone technique with which the same craftsmen also built the church of Agia Paraskevi in the homonymous square, under the supervision of Nikolaos Stakos, one of the great benefactors of the village, since the property was originally build as his country residence.
In the midwar years, in 1920, it operated as the first hotel in the wider area under the distinctive name of “Titania”.
During World War II, the building was commandeered by the Italian occupying forces and functioned as a Carabinieri and Administrative center, housing the Italian garrison there.
This was also the reason why in March 1943, at this very spot, the first reactionary action of Pelion took place, with the Greek rebels of ELAS who victorious bombed the building. Along with the Italian garrison, most of the artistic marble balconies of the building were destroyed. Only the front two, with their marble pediments, were saved.
After the liberation in 1952, the building was reconstructed and reopened as a hotel, under the name “HELLAS”. It consisted of 16 rooms and 1 shared bathroom. The cobbled street that passes in front of the hotel and leads to Achillopouleio and Nanopouleio school up to Agios Taxiarches, was then the main street of Tsagarada. Famous Konstantinos Karamanlis, as the responsible Minister of Public Works at the time, with his wife Amalia, stayed at the hotel while watching the construction of “Xenia” Tsagarada in 1955.
The years that followed established it as the central destination for many famous artists and politicians of the times. In 1977 “HELLAS” closes down and remains closed until 1997 where, after three years of extensive building and remodeling projects, it reopens as a hotel. In 2004 the property and the business were purchased by the current owners, who through various aesthetic and functional interventions and modifications, with much and hard personal work and driven by their love both for the building itself and for the specific object, they manage to restore the glamor and recognition it deserves, giving it international appeal..
The business operates as a hotel continuously to this day. A unique independent restaurant business is also operated on the premises by the same owners with great success, which takes advantage of part of the property’s beautiful spaces such as the great highcelling hall, the enchanting terraced (with platforms) garden and the characteristic charming treehouse.
Both the hotel and the restaurant appear in the first positions of all international tourist guides and with countless laudatory articles and tributes in many major international newspapers and magazines.
It is located in an amphitheater plot with an even and buildable area and consists of a ground floor and a 1st floor of 230sqm each, a 2nd floor of 85sqm, a basement of 100sqm and a terrace with a roof garden of 145sqm.
On the ground floor we find the reception, a cozy living room, an also impressive room – library, the large highcelling hall with the beautiful fireplace which comfortably accommodates 14 tables for 4 people each, ergonomic comfortable kitchen – restaurant preparation area, bar with a small second resting area, double toilets with vestibule.
The 1st floor consists of 6 double rooms each with its own bathroom, as well as 4 more rooms with a large bathroom that are currently used as owners’ living space. (those rooms could also be transformed for hotel use with very minor modifications).
The 2nd floor has 2 more spacious double rooms with their bathrooms and an auxiliary functional area for laundry etc.
The terrace is literally an oasis.. verdant, with a dreamy shadowy corner – living room in the center of it as if it’s part.. of a fairy tale.
The basement consists of various auxiliary spaces and the boiler room.
It has new energy efficient wooden frames with double glazing, screens, alarm and oil heating.
It is offered with part of its equipment.
This is a rare investment proposal with timeless value and future capital appreciation!