Pandora Mansion was built in 1859, just as the curves on the marble mantlepiece, which remains intact to today, above the main entrance.
The date speaks for itself about the history of the village and the class of the mansion
The house was originally the residence of the mayor of Makrinitsa, and after 150 years, Maria Diamond, using her expertise and talent, brought it back to life restoring it to a boutique hotel since 1991.
“Pandora” is not an everyday commercial hotel.
Maria Diamond as the architect and owner, specialized in renovation of historical buildings and towns, restored the old building with knowledge and respect for the authentic features, the traditional character of the building and the surrounding environment.
So Pandora, being a result of love and belief in traditional architecture, is considered to be an excellent example of a renovated museum. It speaks to the individual who can understand quality and esthetics.
“Pandora” offers generously the result of hard work and knowledge.
Don’t be laid away by the modern hotel commodities…
Although all the necessary amenities are in place, here someone should just accept the double beds at the corner of the room, (they copy the way they were in the old days), the small bathrooms, (they all were added to the building with great static difficulties) the wooden staircases and the short built doors.
Just let yourself enjoy the recycling philosophy and through “Pandora” let yourself travel to the bygone days, the history of the village and Greece itself.
“Pandora” has offered hospitality to well-known guests, like ambassadors, scientists, famous artists and intellectuals.
All of them have enjoyed authenticity and tradition!...
At the majestic Mansion and its spacious yard with the panoramic view cultural events, weddings, along with social and business meetings have taken place.
“Pandora” extremely simple but a real Lady overlooking, down like an eagle, the town of Volos and Pagasitikos Gulf, is waiting for you…