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Greek in Areopoli

I Palaiopolis

I Palaiopolis (Old Town) is housed in a beautifully restored historic building that once housed an incense followed by a cigarette workshop. These days the aromas and flavours are equally diverse, thanks to the ecle…
Museum in Areopoli

Pikoulakis Tower House Museum

Housed in a restored tower, this museum displays exquisite Byzantine pieces from Mani churches. These include a 12th-century marble templon (chancel screen) from the Church of Agios Ioannis in Mina, near Pyrgos Diro…
Taverna in Areopoli

Barba Petros

This long-standing taverna has been in the same family since 1917. The current grandchild/owner and his son run the show. This is the place to pig out in every sense – the owner breeds his own pigs, and other meats …
Church in Areopoli

Church of Taxiarhes

On the southern side of Plateia 17 Martiou is this 18th-century church. Its four-storey bell tower marks it as the most important of Areopoli's many churches. The extremely well-preserved relief carvings above the m…
Church in Areopoli

Church of Agios Ioannis

The Church of Agios Ioannis, built by the Mavromichalis family on a tiny square west of the main square, contains a series of well-preserved frescoes relating the life of Jesus.
Cocktail Bar in Areopoli

Bukka Home Bar

A creeper-clad cafe by day, come evening this joint morphs into a sultry cocktail bar. Slip into the vaulted cavern and sip on a 'smoky margarita' or a 'porn-star Martini'.
Books in Areopoli

Adouloiti

Has an excellent selection of hiking maps and books on the region.