TBG found a treasure hidden in the Pindos Mountains!
Travel Bloggers Greece recently selected to visit the Montanema Handmade Village to experience “another face of Greece” that combined mountain hiking, village excursions, local gastronomy and lake activities.
The Montanema Handmade Village is located in Central Greece. “The idea for the village was planted 15 years ago when the owners were hiking and stumbled upon a little home built in the forest hidden in the lush mountainous landscape”, said Artemis Kokkinou, the village hostess of the Montanema Handmade Resort.
Montanema opened last year as a unique accommodation that reflects the natural beauty of the Greek area.
“Like Montanema, we look forward to sharing more authentic experiences on our international blogging and website platforms that focus on travel and culture in Greece”, said Marissa Tejada, co-founder of TBG.
At Montanema, several outdoor excursions included a guided hike in Agrafa Mountains to its famed waterfalls and horseback riding at the Saloon Stables along Lake Plastiras.
TBG also experienced a “farm-to-table” tour. The bloggers milked sheep, gathered eggs at a family farm in Frago, toured the fifth-generation Pyrotzello flour mill and helped make traditional Greek egg pasta called hilopetes at the Karagouna pasta factory. Throughout the trip, members dined at Montanema’s Fournia restaurant sampling specialties prepared with local meat, dairy products, herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables.
The mountain’s steep slopes meld in harmony with the 33 apartments and suites that were built with an eco-friendly, bio-climatic architectural design.
“Montanema’s hospitality has enabled us share the incredible nature and culture of Central Greece with our photography, social media activity and our travel writing”, said Elena Sergeeva, co-founder of TBG.
Also at Montanema, TBG member and photography blogger, Dimitrios Asithianakis, taught the group’s first educational workshop: You and Your DSLR Camera.
Travel Bloggers Greece is the first blogger networking group established in Greece.