Mulberry Mansion is a traditional 18th century house situated in the heart of Makrinitsa: one of Mount Pelion’s most charming and magnificently preserved villages. The building itself is of great historic importance and has features of exceptional beauty, as evidenced by the Greek Ministry of Culture, which gave the building protected status and designated it officially as a work of art. Mulberry Mansion also boasts stunning views of the surrounding mountain landscape as well as the Pagasetic Gulf, the islands of Evia and Trikeri, and the nearby city of Volos whose glittering city lights make for a spectacular view at night time.
Guests enter Mulberry Mansion through a cobbled path (kalderimi) leading to the slate patio and the ground floor of the mansion, which is surrounded by fruit trees, flowers, and the soothing sound of nearby water fountains burbling in the background. On entering the ground floor the guests find themselves in a stone-built interior with a seating area/dining room, two bedrooms, a large bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and a store room. Both rooms have central heating units, traditional decorative fireplaces, wardrobes, and semi-double beds/divans which are ideal for sleeping or simply relaxing in the company of friends and family. The first room has two semi-double beds at each side of the decorative fireplace and the second room has only one.
The kitchen offers all the modern conveniences such as a large refrigerator/freezer, a kitchen sink, a stove, silverware, dishware, cookware, basic cooking utensils, and a dish washer. The bathroom is also filled with all the necessary amenities such as a porcelain bathtub with a shower set attached, a dressing table with a large mirror, a wash basin, a toilet and a washing machine. Both the kitchen and the bathroom are centrally heated.
The first floor has three bedrooms, one sitting area, and a bathroom: all of which are adorned with hand-carved wood doors and ceiling medallions that are a hallmark of the local architectural tradition. All rooms have views to the lush and green landscape of the surrounding area as well as the port of Volos, and are furnished with beautiful antiques such as wardrobes, desks, chairs and wooden chests. The first bedroom has a single wrought iron bed, the second bedroom has two semi-double beds/divans at each side of a large decorative fireplace, and the third room has a double bed which is made from parts of a wooden weaving loom. The bathroom has a porcelain bathtub/shower, a wash basin, and a toilet but it also has a vintage “feel” to it, surrounded as it is by a large, ornate wooden mirror, a marble dressing table, and many decorative antique objects.
The second floor is an open-plan area which boasts a wealth of exposed beams, a fine view, and plenty of antique furnishings that betray the mansion’s origins as the dwelling of a wealthy family of silk merchants, who used this floor for producin...