The main traditional town of the area. Beautiful stone walks amongst old traditional houses surrounded by impressive mountains. Follow the stone walk after the square to its end to find traditional firewood home bread! Many restaurants, bars, cafes, super markets etc. Distance: 14 minutes drive…
In Areopoli there are many restaurants and taverns where you can find great tradional food.
The capital of Interior Mani and one of the most touristic villages in the wider region is a well-preserved settlement with stone alleys, well-kept tower-houses and stone-built Guest houses. In the center of the village there is the large square with the statue of Petrombei Mavromichalis, where on…
“καταπληκτικο φαγητο με αμεση και φιλικη εξυπηρετηση,ισως το μοναδικο μαγαζι εντος πολεως που θα σερβιρει και κατι παραδοσιακο(καγιανας,αυγα με συγκλινο η λουκανικο Μανης,μπουζοπουλα) και φοβερα ψητα.”
“Vathia is one of the most impressive traditional villages and certainly the most photographed throughout Mani. The settlement of Vathia suddenly pops up from one of the road turns, like a citadel built on a hilltop and is just 2 km from the sea offering magnificent views to the Mediterranean.”
“The last port of eastern Mani as we descend to Cape Tainaro. It is located in a small and enclosed bay, a little further south of Achilleion.From there in 30 minutes walking distance you can reach at the lighthouse in Tainaro (kavo Matapas). The lighthouse was constructed by the French in 1882.”
“This impressive Mani's settlement of Gerolimenas is built by the sea on the eastern side of Kavo Grosso and it is one of the most traditional and authentic Manis seaside villages of Lakonia with its characteristic stone houses touching the sea.”
“The ancient theater of Gythio is located in the northern part of the modern settlement of Gythio and dates back to Roman times (2nd century A.C). In 1891 the monument was excavated by Andrea Skia.The theater was made of domestic whitish marble. According to the Skia, the hollow included 12 rows of seats, without frieze and 5 vertical corridors.The stage of the theater was 12 meters long and 5 meters wide. Behind of the scene on a higher level, there were 7 small, almost square blocks, accessible by two stairs and forming a Stoa. The first row of seats was destined for the official people, known as the presidency, had special brackets for the back.”