Neion is a traditional guesthouse located in the mountains of Lefkada. It consists of two fully renovated buildings, that combine the comfort of a contemporary accommodation with the traditional architecture and hospitality.
The guesthouse is named after Wilhelm Dörpfeld’s theory, claiming that Lefkada is Homer’s Ithaca. According to Dörpfeld, the mountain Skaroi, located across the guesthouse corresponds to the mountain Neion mentioned as such in Homer’s Odyssey. No matter what the truth is, the sound of the word neion reminds of the sea and refers to a mountain, describing in the best sonic way neion guesthouse’s particular location.
Surrounded by hills with dense vegetation and small-scale vineyards and the mountain of Skaroi with the ancient oak forest, protected from the noise and surrendered to nature, it addresses restless and independent travellers that seek to retreat from the noisy and crammed tourist locations. In balance with the local scale, integrated in the landscape, it is a typical traditional house that reflects the architecture of the region. Neion becomes a holiday station for those who love to cross distances, to wander in nature and who appreciate simplicity.
Lefkada is one of the Seven Islands, spread in the Ionian sea. It is the fourth largest island in the Ionian Sea and is located between Corfu and Kefalonia.