WRITTEN IN STONE – The Mani Peninsula, Greece



Kyrimai Hotel

Kyrimai Hotel. A historic villa with 22 rooms and a terrific terrace overlooking the small port of Gerolimenas. Doubles from US$110.
Pirgos Mavromichali. The 13 rooms inside this restored stone tower and family-owned retreat offer views of Limeni Bay. Doubles from US$156.
Tainaron Blue Retreat. A boutique hotel offering the perfect mix of authenticity and comfort, with superb food and a small infinity pool high above the Mediterranean. Doubles from US$305.


Preparing seafood at Takis

Fagopoteion. A no-nonsense tavern in the ghost village of Vathia that serves excellent Maniot cuisine,like slow-cooked beef stifado. Entrées US$9-US$13.
Takis. Seafood doesn’t come much fresher than at this restaurant in Limeni. Sit on the outdoor terrace and order a Mythos Lager. Entrées US$11-US$84.


Caves of Dirou

Caves of Dirou. Guides take visitors through the network of stunning caverns on small boats.
Museum at Pikoulakis Tower. In the city of Areopoli, this regional museum in a repurposed stone tower has a wonderful collection of Byzantine icons.




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