After the Greek war of independence against the rule of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, wealthy merchants returned from North Africa and Asia Minor to build large traditional pelion mansions in some of Greece’s most beautiful regions leading to a renaissance of Greek Architecture.
With one-meter thick stone walls and fortifications which reflect the dangerous times of that era, the Lotus Tree traditional pelion mansion was constructed in 1884 by a Greek Tobacco merchant returning from exile in Egypt after the end of the Greek Revolution. The Mansion was continuously inhabited until the great earthquake of 1953-4.which collapsed the top floor completely and after which, the house was sealed and lay dormant as an orchard grew around it in the following decades.
Purchased from the original owners in 2006 the current owners were the first persons to enter the Mansion after the earthquake of 1954. Five years of planning and meticulous renovation work ensued with the use of Oak, Granite, Marble and Hardwood throughout with the help of local craftsmen. Modern facilities such as the SPA & Wellness center were also added. traditional pelion mansion