Swimming and Snorkelling
All over the Peninsoula you will find different kind of beaches all of them quite and unspoiled. Pebble beaches, small cricks, rock beaches with crystalline waters and vast sand beaches with shallow water.
Trekking in Eastern Mani
The walking path to the ancient city Aigila and the monastery of Krounos passes in front of the house.You can discover different places by yourself or by a professional guide. There are walks of varying difficulty, from those suitable for young children to others which are really challenging.
At Diros you can enjoy horseriding in “Mani horses”. Horsetrekking is organised in the mountains or by the sea for small groups for one or more days.Contact Details: +30 6944430642, +30 6979049190
Architecture and Sightseeing
Traditional architecture: 98 traditional settlements, from the 118 classified in Peloponisos, exist in Mani. Walk along the old and narrow stone paths in villages with stone towers and traditional rectangular plan houses that form settlements like fortresses. We recommend you to visit Flomohori, Lagia, Vathia, Marmari.
Archeological sites: “Aigila” an ancient city: Castles – Byzantine, Francs, Turkish. Visit the castles of Kelefas, Pasavas, Tigani, Porto Kayio. Byzantine churches decorated with the most splendid frescoes. Visit the churches of Agia Varvara at Skoutari, Agios Philipos at Korogianika, Panagia at Drymos
Areopolis museum: It is a small newly designed museum in an old tower. It deals with traditional life in Mani. Open every day (except Tuesday) ) 8.00-15.00, Tel: +30 27330 29531
Diros caves: Interesting floating caves, visited by boat. Tour of 45min. Open every day (except Monday) 8.00-15.00, Tel: +30 27330 52222.
Do it like a local
In Mani there are lots of panigyria (festivities) linked to nature, seasons and religion, in which the local community gathers. You are more than welcome to participate and experience the greek hospitality.
Local Food and Tavernas
Do not miss the chance to taste greek gastronomy in one of the local tavernas. In Taverns and cafes in Mani you will meet many locals, since socialising while eating Mediterranean products is an essential part of everyday life.
Olive Picking at MAINA
In November we hand-pick the olives to make our own olive oil and brined olives. Come and join us in this unique experience!
Cooking Lessons at MAINA
Discover Greek cuisine and its hidden treasures by joining a culinary journey at Maina.