Ampelos Resort - Unique Beauty And ComfortAmpelos Resort is the new setting for our courses. Here course members meet and live and here most of the teaching takes place. The resort is located in Hora, the main village, fortified from the 13th century. It is built on a clifftop 250 metres above the blue sea and is known as the "Balcony of the Aegean". Ampelos is at the edge of Hora, next to grazing lambs, vines and olive trees. It is just a five-minute walk from Hora's shady squares, with its picturesque tavernas, shops and where you can take buses to other parts of the island.
OutsideAs you approach Ampelos you will notice an old farmhouse with its rough stone walls and then you pass through our entrance to a small plaza and amphitheatre built on an old threshing floor, with the swimming pool beside it. Ampelos has views over Hora and the sea beyond. Around the plaza are 10 studio rooms designed to create their own small village, together with a reception and common room and the owner's house. Two archways lead to small gardens where you can enjoy the sunset, have a barbecue, relax with a good book or paint.
The RoomsThe rooms are cozy and comfortable with all the amenities you may need. Each has a queen-size bed and six of them also have a single sofa-bed. Each includes:
Each room has its own balcony with wonderful views over the village of Hora and the Panaghia monastery. Several have sweeping views over the sea and other islands including Serifos, Sifnos, Strongilos, Antiparos, Paros and Naxos.
- A refrigerator and tea/coffee-making facilities
- A small marble table and canvas chairs
- Vanity table and mirror
- Direct-dial telephone
- Air conditioner/heater
- Private bathroom with shower and WC
Breakfast is included in the price and is served buffet-style in the common room, or you may prefer to make it in your room.
The common room ceiling is made from the island's green slate and has skylights to give good light for painting. It has a wooden floor for dancing or yoga and a small library with paperbacks and local information. Make new friends around the fireplace.
The course price is per person, based on two people sharing a room. There is a single-room supplement of 18 euros per night.
If you want to join us at Ampelos, you are recommended to enrol as early as possible, remembering that we only have 10 rooms. If you would like to stay for extra days please give us plenty of notice. If we cannot accommodate you at Ampelos we will find you other accommodation on the island.