The present thesis is about the design of an accommodation complex in Kritharia, near the city of Volos. Kritharia is a seaside area and it is part of the municipal unit of Nea Anchialos and is about 19 kilometers from Volos.
The chosen plot, in which the complex is located, is outside of the city limits. The relief of the ground is quite complex with different inclinations along it. It has southern, southeast orientation and a panoramic view of the Pagasitic Gulf. At its northern end It is connected with the national road Karditsa - Volos and at its southern it approaches the village of Kritharia. An existing road has been modified in order to meet the needs of the complex and now serves as a point of access to the site.
In terms of planning, the aim was to create a complex that would "communicate" with the natural environment without altering the natural beauty of the Mediterranean landscape. In order to achieve that, it was decided that the complex would split into several individual one storey buildings, instead of the creation of a large building block. Another element that enhances the presence of nature in the complex, is the preservation of most of the olive grove that existed on the plot, but also its extension.
The assembly of the complex is in five levels. At the first level from which the entrance to the complex takes place, the restaurant and the main building were placed. In the second, a wellness center. And finally, the three next levels serve as the rooms for the guests. These levels are connected with each other lateraly by a central straircase in which an inclined elevator is placed and horizontaly with individual corridors perpendicular to it. Three of them provide access to the accommodations through courtyards that make the journey more enjoyable and serve as a meeting point between the guests and non-residents of the accommodations.