About Us

Dear visitors,

welcome to the most "green" guesthouse in Arcadia and one of the few energy class A in Greece.

Guesthouse Gortis opened its doors in August 2011, in an old family mansion of 1900’s, in the heart of Elliniko Village.

The two buildings, the main house and the old stables were renovated exemplary, with love and respect to their traditional identity, and transformed in a boutique guest house for all seasons.

Surrounded by a landscaped anxiolytic garden, with a backdrop of mountain slopes and within walking distance from the gorge of Lucius and other villages-area attractions, offers the ideal base to explore the delights of Gortynia and Arcadia.

Behind the stone walls, the dark wooden shutters and the tiled roofs, we have created a unique acoomodation option that exudes elegance and authentic village atmosphere and has made provision for all needs and desires.

With hospitality as our guide, we welcome you to live your dream holiday with us.


Staying in the Gortys Guesthouse combines nostalgia fragrance with modern facilities and quality services. The two stone buildings include 8 atmospheric rooms and a suite where wood dominates at floor, ceiling and furniture. The rooms are double rooms with king size or twin beds, which could be converted to connecting, while the imposing two-room suite has fireplace, dining room, and library in the living room.

Simple design and clean, plain lines in shades of white to highlight the minimal aesthetic of decoration, elegant accents and earth tones in fabrics, feather duvets and mattresses with Simmons signature create a sense of intimacy and serenity.

All rooms are located on the first floor and the ground floor of the main building and have a corresponding private balcony or direct access to the garden. The suite which is housed in the old stables building, also offers private garden terrace.

The room cleaning service is daily.


The garden is at your disposal to relax in every one of its special spots. Select the elevated patio or terrace with great monastic table and rattan chairs to enjoy your coffee or your drink, accompanied with a book from our library.

Our breakfast is served from 9:00 to 11:00 on the patio and is inspired by traditional recipes and local ingredients. Omelet with zucchini, feta cheese from Elliniko with local herbs, kapreze with fresh tomatoes, cheese liodori and basil sauce, cheese and local butter, dakos with local herbs, salt pork, honey from mountain Mainalo, homemade fruit jams and pastries are our daily buffet.

Also, the Guesthouse has a cafe-bar overlooking the main street of the village, where you can order coffee, tea or drinks and light snacks.


The hostel Gortys created and operates with respect to the environment and with zero emissions. Our facility is rated as energy class A, the only one in the prefecture of Arcadia and one of the few in the whole of Greece.

For this purpose, strong insulation and  energy-frames installed at  the shells of buildings, while for our daily needs, use renewable energy sources that provide us with free hot water, heating and air conditioning in our rooms.


Kronos was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, gods and descendants of Gaia and Uranus. He defeated his father, Uranus, and ruled during the mythological Golden Age, until he was defeated by his son Zeus.




Rea in Greek mythology was the mother of the god Zeus. She was a titan, wife and sister of Titan Cronus, who determined the flow of things. Next to Cronus, Rhea (means in Greek: “the one who flows”) helped her husband by specifying traffic and succession.




According to mythology, was the son of Zeus and Artemis’s nymph and Lycaon’s daughter, Callisto, which Zeus fell in love. The fruit of this love was Arkas.




First settler of ancient Gortys, according to mythology, was the Gortys, Stymphalos’s son and descendant of Arkas.





Mainalo with peak at 1980m.,occupies almost the entire northern part of the area of Arcadia. Surrounded to the east, of the mountains Oligyrtos, Trachi, Lirkio and Artemision, to north, of the Aroania  and Erymanthos, to west, of the Minthi and Lykaio and to south of Taygetos and Parnonas.




Pausanias was a Greek traveler and geographer, of the 2nd century, who lived in the time of Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius. He is famous for writing “Hellados Periegesis”, of which “Arkadika” is the eighth book



Dias is a child of Kronos and Rhea, and brother of the other gods, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades and Poseidon. Because Saturn was wiping his children by swallowing them immediately after birth, Rhea fled to Arcadia, in Mount Lykaio, where Zeus was born safely.




Lousios is a river of Arcadia, a tributary of Alpheus, with length of approximately 23 km. According to tradition, it got its name because in its waters, the newborn Jupiter was bathed by the nymphs Neda, Agno and Theisoa.



Suite "Panas"

Panas the "goat-footed god." According to the prevailing traditions he was born on Mount Lykaion in Arcadia. But once his mother saw him, she left him, terrified of his form. He had two goat horns on his head, pointy ears, and bearded goat-footed.



In Greek mythology, Callisto said to be daughter of King Lycaon of Arcadia. The name came from the Greek word Kallos, meaning beautifulness.



New spacious room, 42 m², on the roof of the stone building, with a maximum height of 2,50 m and lower 1,30 m.