Mani Castle Experience
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Castle | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
About the castle:
An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views.
Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries.
On the ground floor you can find the olive press that our family owned to provide the residents of the nearby villages their olive oil.
The stone house untouched by the years is ready to accommodate you, your family and friends to enjoy unique holidays.
The renovation took into consideration the traditional character of the castle keeping it unspoiled, while adding some modern touches. The materials used are mainly the local stone and wood. The castle is fully equipped with electrical appliances and other amenities in order to make your stay comfortable.
All 4 bedrooms will easily accommodate 10 people. Furthermore 2 sofa beds are provided in the living room for sleep.
Staying in a castle is a unique experience on its own! Certain artefacts scattered around the house will make you feel the history and the ambience that the house has. It will definitely make you feel like living centuries ago!
You are given the opportunity to spend time travelling around Peloponnese. This region is full of history and sightseeing.
From the famous Sparta, land of Leonidas and the brave 300, to cape Matapa, where the gates of Ades (the Underworld) were supposed to be.
Please note that we can supply a couple of bicycles, of which some are for young kids, please ask in advance!
Also, you are able to travel around the coasts of Peloponnese and enjoy the famous Greek sun, sky and beaches.
At your arrival on the region of Mani there are great little villages with lovely beaches like Marmari, Vatheia and Gerolimenas. These villages are a great place to taste traditional Greek food as well as the local recipes that the residents cook from the local olives, pork and locust beans. Great Peloponnese wine will accompany your Mani Experience to a higher level of satisfaction.
Mani is a great place to start discovering the unique beauties of authentic Greece all around the year. Every season has something unique to provide. Appropriate both in the hot summer, as well as the winter time where a more "rough" version of Mani will unveil. Come to us to explore the unspoiled nature of Greece and Mani Experience relaxing, swimming, cycling, hiking, hunting and breathing fresh air.
Children UNDER 8 stay for free! 8 or older need to pay. For more info ask , as we can offer this to some of the kids.
Bicycles available upon request.
Close to the property is a historical church, basketball ground and a small playground, all within walking distance.
Cot can be supplied if asked in advance.
We can give you more advice concerning your sightseeing or anything else you may require. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
When the property is rented out, the owner will be there to greet you and give you the keys for your stay!
Checkout needs to be around 1 pm the latest. PROPERTY IS SUITABLE AND AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kalamata airport|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Laconia Region
The Peloponnese region
The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus is a large peninsula in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth.
Why not take the car and go around it. There are many beauties to see!
The very first thing that can be performed and enjoyed in Peloponnese is its sports and other activities.
As this place is fully surrounded with water, there are a large number of water sports activities. One much liked activity that many holiday makers love to do is that of sailing and fishing.
Cruising on the yachts and sailing is really an enjoyable and exciting method to see the area from a totally different point of view.
This can be a relaxing and exhilarating at same time.
Various boats are also available to hire which is a great way to spend a day exploring the local area.
As well as yachting or sailing there is also scuba diving, parasailing, windsurfing, fishing and snorkelling.
Different areas of Peloponnese provide distinct kinds of shopping options ranging from small shops and traditional markets to the larger malls.
Apart from Olympia, other shopping destinations in Peloponnese include Kalamata, known for olives and olive oil and traditional cloth home ware.
Some tourists like to visit the plantations where olives grow and even sample the products before actually purchasing them. Please check more information on the "The area" segment.
Come to see the Peloponnese with its great shops and bear in mind that bargaining with the local merchants is welcome...
The Lakonia / Mani area
Mani is a wide geographic segment of Lakonia, starting from the town of Gytheio and all the way south to the end of Cape Tainaro. Mani is well known of the friendly local people. Tourist wise it has not been fully developed, keeping its main attributes and origin untouched. Mani is a special place of tranquillity and tradition. The best place to be if you want to enjoy countryside and crystal clear seas!
Paggia is a small village right in the heart of Mani, situated within a basin amongst two small hills. It has the capacity to maintain relatively cooler temperature especially in the summer. In many parts of the castle you will experience the complete lack of high temperatures due to the natural insulation that the stone walls provide.
You will have the opportunity to experience absolute silence and enjoy the brightest stars you have ever seen! Do not miss that!!!
Whenever you need to get in touch with more "civilization" Gerolimenas is only 12 minutes by car (6,6 km) away from the property.
There are bars, cafeterias, taverns, and a tourist gift shop.
Provided that you like to fish, in Gerolimenas you will find all the necessary elements for you to do just that.
On the other hand, if you like hunting, Paggia is a great hunting area. Due to where Paggia is situated all sorts of birds pass in due times. Should you wish to come for that purpose, please contact us for more information such as hunting seasons, special permits etc.
If agricultural tourism interest you, Paggia is an ideal location for you to watch and show your children how the famous Greek extra virgin oil is collected and produced. A great "educational package" for you and your family. Should you wish to come for that purpose, please contact us for more information such as the best periods and some kind of tour that we could arrange for you.
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27 Aug 2014
"Atmosfera molto accogliente, casa molto ben organizzata"
Siamo una famiglia di 4 persone, con due ragazzi, e siamo stati ospiti per una settimana.La casa ha il fascino di una dimora storica, funzionalmente restaurata.Abbiamo molto apprezzato il calore famil… More
Many thanks for your great comments. It was great having you all here as our guests!
Our unique castle is always open for you! Hope we see you again!
24 Jul 2014
"a unique stay"
Although I have travelled a lot in Greece, Mani was a surprise to me.A unique scenery in a unique castle!What to say about the place...A castle of another century, with all comforts of the present.Exc… More
Thank you very much for your review and great comments! We are pleased that you had a unique experience in our Mani castle. We always try our best in making people like yourself feel at home.
It was great having you! Hope to seeing you again!
23 Jul 2014
"This was a fabulous place to stay!"
We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to name a few) and kindly pointed out all the many nearby tavernas and beaches. Our favorite taverna was a small local one in Stavri, which is walking distance from the castle. Wonderful people and incredible homemade food! There are many beautiful beaches within a few minutes drive, but our favorite was Marmari Beach about 25 minutes drive - incredible scenery along the way, sandy beach, clear, warm water and lounge chairs with umbrellas to have drinks served to us. Our communications with Sara, who speaks perfect English, were delightful. In short, I highly recommend this experience for something truly unique and special.
Thank you for your review. It really means a lot knowing that you had a great time at our castle. We try our best. We hope to seeing you again in the near future as the property is great for all year round!
6 Jun 2013
"lovely castle, peaceful location"
Well what to say if you want quirky and peace full this is the place to go ! Mani is an amazing place in Greece its full of architecture and history but with the added bonus of these mini style castles around !
We opted for this one for a week as I needed a break from everything and this place delivered exactly what I wanted and more !
The rooms are cosy, clean and well maintained. The owners very nice and very helpful. Parking is plentiful and the views across the vast fields of love trees mesmerizing !
Can't recommend this place enough worth every penny ! You will not be disappointed.
If your looking for somewhere different to relax then this is your place !
Dear Matt many thanks for your kind review. As you were our first guest in the castle, you will always stay in our hearts. Hope to see you again on our castle.