Neion is an alternative guesthouse with artistic elements and activities only 15 km from the town of Lefkada. It is located at Alexandros village at the foothills of mountain Skaroi. The last 11 years it is open for trading and consists of three stone buildings, fully restored based on the traditional architecture (stone – wood).
Neion is placed in a natural and magical landscape with mountains, trees, vineyards and sea view away from the touristic traffic of the town. All these can guarantee you moments unique moments of relaxation.
Dimitra, a young, pleasant and very polite girl, graduated of Fine Arts School, is the manager of Neion who decided to combine work and studies at the family guesthouse.
Mix & Match elements make up the decoration style of the guesthouse. Old family heirlooms, furniture and paintings (from Dimitra, friends and neighbors) in absolute combination with new ones, create a very pleasant and theatrical atmosphere. Dimitra always tries to add new elements in decoration. Also all over the guesthouse you will find bookcases with interesting and collectable books.
Many beautiful places around the guesthouse can accommodate and please the visitor. The front or the back yard with the mountain and vineyard view, and of course the red square with facing Meganisi, Madouri and Scorpios islands.
Plenty culinary choices (prepared by Dimitra) are available at Neion. Pies, sweets, cookies, cakes, home jams (made by Mrs Andromachi – Dimitra’s mother), etc, are prepare everyday, mostly from organic ingredients. During the day you can enjoy your coffee, drink, even your food at Neion.
Neion, as an alternative destination, offers many activities where visitor can take place in order to spend creative time. Walks, guided tours, yoga, focus, balance and cooking lessons with local traditional products, are some of them. Invited artists, present their work in order to renegotiate the functionality of art in everyday life. Concerts, movie, documentaries and video art nights are also some of the activities that you can enjoy at Neion.
In cooperation with the photographer Andromachi Vrakatseli, a water sports photography lab takes place. This lab includes the introduction to water sports photography, picture composition and photo shooting under difficult circumstances.
Neion is one of the few guesthouses that run “The island resignified” program. As Dimitra explained, this program is a short term art residency of about 2 weeks. Art Academics from different fields and scientists too are called to run individual and collective projects. The subjects and the locations of the projects are chosen through the blog, which through digital tour informs the readers about the needed stuff (geographical and historical information, places, activities, facts), An exhibition takes place when all the Residencies have been completed.
Dimitra promises new surprises and activities at Neion in order to satisfy all the tastes and make your accommodation a unique and pleasant experience.