Best hotels and hostels in The Mani

  • Lodging in The Mani

    Tainaron Blue

    This impressive stone tower, 4km west of the turn-off to Porto Kagio, is a true retreat: there's nothing for miles around, except for breathtaking coastline views…which you can enjoy from the clifftop infinity pool. Designed by the architect-owners, the three luxurious rooms were squeezed into the existing construction following strict planning requirements.

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    Citta dei Nicliani

    A former stronghold of a preeminent Mani clan, this welcoming and elegant rural hotel has a historic ambience, fine stonework, exquisite beds, rustic furniture and heavy wooden beams. The extensive breakfast makes great use of fresh local produce, and guests can engage in wine tasting from an extraordinary wine collection. There are good options for families and half-board rates are available.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Areopoli


    Run by knowledgeable Mina and Giorgios, this beautiful tower house, 1.5km south of Areopoli, seamlessly blends the historic (centuries-old vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls) with the contemporary. Superbly appointed rooms look out over the lovingly tended herb garden and olive groves beyond. Breakfast is extraordinary with ingredients hand-picked from local suppliers. The tranquillity and care that guests experience inspire many to return.

  • Lodging in Kardamyli


    Live out your image of quintessential Greece (dreamy sigh): tasteful provincial-style stone studios, apartments (sleep four) and maisonettes (sleep six), with stylish 'haven't-missed-a-beat' interiors, all nestled within an olive grove. Breakfast includes fresh fruit, bread and eggs. You can enjoy lunch at Elies' own taverna, before wandering a few metres across the road – plop! – into the sea.

  • Lodging in Limeni

    Vasilios Apartments Hotel

    This series of solid stone studios and apartments perched above Limeni Bay are excellent value for money. Both options are spacious, all have kitchenettes, and the views are so good you'd almost pay for them alone. Spyros, the host, is eager to make his guests happy. Furniture is of the dark and heavy wood variety, which suits the Maniot theme.

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    Sventoura Hotel

    Tucked away en route from Pyrgos Dirou to the Diros Caves, this handsome tower has just five unique, characterful and arty rooms. Vaulted ceilings, an antler chandelier, antique chests, wrought-iron bedsteads, and bathroom sinks hewn out of stone all conspire to give the lodgings that 21st-century-meets-Maniot vibe. Breakfast is exceptional.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kardamyli

    Vardia Hotel

    This relaxing hotel sits amid a lovely garden high above Kardamyli. Studios and apartments have kitchenettes and balconies, and are tastefully attractive; it's a tranquil retreat. The huge bonus is the exceptional outlook over the Messinian Gulf: in a town of amazing views, this might be best of all. Staff are experienced and very helpful. There's a real magic to this place.

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    Olympia Koumanakou Rooms

    One of the Peloponnese's best budget options. Olympia loves her traveller guests (as they do her) and offers five clean rooms with bathrooms in the centre of the village. It's a stone's throw from the water, and has an appealing garden.

  • Lodging in Kardamyli

    Kalamitsi Hotel

    The Kalamitsi is a lovely stone-built hotel with serene, spacious rooms that are a touch bland but feature gorgeous balcony views over olive trees and the bay beyond. Within its shady grounds are paths leading to a secluded pebbly beach. Buffet breakfasts are a highlight, and home-cooked dinners (€22) are available. It's 1km south of town.

  • Lodging in Areopoli

    Hotel Trapela

    The attractive rooms at this small hotel are each named after a Maniot settlement. They sport exposed stone, muted colours and wooden beams, coupled with comfortable furnishings. Some have balconies and there are good family options. It's comfortable and well-located without being over-the-top luxurious. You can opt out of breakfast for €9 less per person.

  • Lodging in Limeni


    This 18th-century mansion was once home to the extravagantly moustachioed Petros Mavromichalis, Bey of the Mani and hero of the independence struggle. It's now a charming hotel with six rooms, featuring thick stone walls, cushy beds, wooden beams and small windows – what a view! Standard rooms are quite compact and reached via a narrow staircase.

  • Lodging in Stoupa

    Hotel Lefktron

    A five-minute walk from the main beach, family-run Lefktron is simple but squeaky clean and has rooms with balcony overlooking the pool or the mountains (quieter). A good Greek breakfast on the terrace is included, and the helpful staff is happy to give tips on local walks.

  • Lodging in Areopoli

    Areos Polis

    This central option on the main square blends old-world decor (cast-iron bedsteads, exposed stone walls) with hydro-massage showers and spa baths in some rooms. It's pretty good value and has courteous staff, a lift and a roof terrace. Rooms have a variety of outlooks. Breakfast buffet included.

  • Lodging in Gerolimenas

    Hotel Kyrimai

    In an idyllic setting at the far southern end of the harbour, Kyrimai is a luxurious historic building with stone floors and timber beams. Rooms come in all shapes and sizes. Outside there's a massive restaurant terrace overlooking the water, open to nonguests. Breakfast is substantial.

  • Lodging in Limeni

    Pirgos Mavromichali Hotel

    The owner has converted his family's 300-year-old tower house into 13 chic rooms. Delightful touches abound, from the vaulted lounge and little private beach to the luxurious split-level suite. Plus there's a lovely seafront area to relax in.

  • Lodging in The Mani

    Akrotiri Domatia

    Set right on the waterfront, this is a cordial spot. Rooms have been nicely spruced up with distressed furniture and modern bathrooms. The best have balconies overlooking the glorious bay. The restaurant downstairs serves fresh fish.

  • Lodging in Gerolimenas

    Kyrimi Inn

    This lovely choice inside a traditional stone house consists of five luxurious rooms. Breakfast includes delicious homemade pies and produce. Each room has a patio overlooking the sea, perfect for sunbathing.

  • Lodging in The Mani

    Hotel Psamathous

    This attractive modern Maniot place, set back from the waterfront, has stone-platform beds, mezzanines, heavy wooden beam ceilings and iron bedsteads. Some of the rooms are attractive split-level affairs.

  • Lodging in Kardamyli

    Y Volvere Studios

    Y Volvere is great value for compact, spotless studio apartments with kitchenettes. It's at the south end of the village, along a street leading towards the water.

  • Lodging in The Mani

    Porto Kale

    A good option in Porto Kagio – simple, snug rooms with stone walls and sun terraces. The young owner is very helpful and speaks English.