Faros is a small hotel that stands alone on the rocky coast of eastern Pelion between the villages of Xourihti and Tsagarada, near the Milopotamos Beach. It has been quite aptly named "lighthouse" because it is situated at a lovely spot just a few meters from the sea, isolated and invisible from the land, but from the sea it is quite conspicuous and alluring like a lighthouse in the splendour of its proud loneliness and seclusion. From its position the hotel has great views over the turquoise infinity of the Aegean Sea. The building is lovingly embraced by the grey, gnarled trunks and silvery green leaves of acres of well-tended olive trees, which seem to be happy in the company of some orange and mandarin mates.
Hotel Faros is approached via a 2-kilometer tarmacadam road and then by 700 metres of agricultural road which begins down the slope at Xourihti, or via the 7-kilometer asphalted road from Tsagarada that will take the guest to the spacious parking lot right above the Milopotamos Beach. From there one has to walk for approximately 7 minutes down a few steps, across a bridge over a dry river-bed and then along a footpath to the hotel. Hotel Faros is ideally placed for isolation and truly peaceful vacations. When, however, the vacationer wants a change of atmosphere and a touch of more cosmopolitan life style, Tsagarada with its many amenities is only a 10-minute drive away.
The guests of Faros Hotel can enjoy swimming from the rocky shore just below the hotel where there is a private and secluded area for sunbathing, with umbrellas and sunbeds or go to two lovely beaches which they can easily visit: The well-frequented and much-photographed Milopotamos Beach, whose wild beauty is famous worldwide, and Limnionas Beach, a lovely and totally unspoilt little cove, whose serene beauty is visited only by few.
The hotel itself is relatively modern. It has 11 twin-bedded rooms with shower and w.c., and 1 triple room with bath. All the rooms have a fridge and a balcony with sea-view. Air-conditioning on request. The reception area is spacious and decorated with natural objects from the local surroundings. The hotel verandah opens out from the reception area and offers panoramic views of the Aegean shoreline. To the south one can see the islands of Skiathos and Skopelos while to the northeast on a clear day Mount Athos can easily be seen in the horizon rising to meet the blue sky. Breakfast and most meals are served on the verandah or in the shaded courtyard beside the olive groves. If you make a reservation for dinner at full moon, you can have some unforgettable romantic moments of the Pelion magic.
Hotel owner and manager Ahilleas and his mother Maria are very well known for their hospitality and their home-cooking of fresh fish, free range products and home-grown vegetables and fruit from the garden. Ahilleas is also a dedicated farmer who takes pride in taking loving care of his olive and other trees himself. His hobby is fishing and guests may order 'the catch of the day'
The Greek breakfast offers a wide selection of delicacies such as apple cake or loukoumades [small doughnut-type, honey-dipped balls], yogurt, fresh fruit (when in season), coffee, tea and orange juice, honey and jam, bread. Dinner is also served on request.