Archontiko Tzortzis Traditional Greek village mansion (1864)

BFS residential courses are held in a traditional árchontiko'' or village mansion, in beautiful surroundings. An ideal environment to stimulate and improve your English language studies, while also providing the opportunity to relax and assimilate your new language.
Hotel Tzortzis: a traditional Greek village mansion and one of the first neoclassical mansions to be built on Mount Pelion (1864). Its restoration and refurbishment were carried out with total respect to the traditions and tone of the period. Archontiko Tzortzis has been listed as a "work of art" by the Greek Modern Monuments Authority.
Our aim is to provide you with an environment in which you can study and relax. The general atmosphere is informal but the academic objectives clear. Lessons are generally held outside in the cool shade of the courtyards.
Archontiko Tzortzi is located at an altitude of 400m, in the village of Agios Georgios and Nilias, approximately 10 km from the city of Volos. The village is just a few kilometers from the beautiful beaches of the Pagasetic Gulf. It is a traditional Pelion village, consisting of architecturally distinctive stone buildings, with a flagged square and stunning views across the Pagasetic Gulf. There are a small number of restaurants and cafes in the village, but the village remains relatively unspoilt.

Course Information

Residential courses are intensive and are delivered entirely in English. Students are also encouraged to speak English outside the classroom. Students are asked to sit an assessment test on the first day, so that they can be allocated to a suitable group. All students completing their programme of study receive a certificate of attendance.


20 hours tuition per week


Your accommodation is included in the price of your course Single, double and triple bedrooms are available. All bedrooms are en suite A charming lounge is available for your relaxation and the outside courtyards offer a secluded and green space for relaxation. Internet access is available


Breakfasts, lunches and evening meals (where required) are included in the price of your accommodation. Meals are served in the courtyard, weather permitting, or in the breakfast/dining room. We would be pleased to attend to any specific needs you have concerning food. Please indicate when booking. Refreshments are provided during the day


• One free excursion per week usually to a site of historical interest e.g. Meteora, Thermopylae etc.
• One free trip to/from the city of Volos