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About EPAVLIS REALTORS
When we decided to set up an online platform with the best villas, we believed this should be enough to make us any visitor’s prime choice for their accommodation requirements. After all, our villas are aesthetically perfect and superbly comfortable, meeting any need visitors might require and situated in the most popular settings in the Mediterranean. Yet something more was required. A holiday is more than just sun and sea, history and nature. It also means local cuisine, fresh ingredients, delicious dishes. One’s experience of a destination cannot be complete without a good taste of the local food culture. And when we are talking about the most famous, tasty and wholesome cuisine in the world, the experience becomes unique. So we decided to ‘go the extra mile’; to provide visitors with unprecedented hospitality, with an unforgettable experience. As an option, our guests can attend —or even get involved in— the preparation of a meal at their place of sojourn, alongside an accomplished local cook. All together they will decide on the menu, buy produce from the local market and prepare the dishes in the most authentic, traditional way. The entire family will enjoy not just the outcome but also its preparation on the spot; above all, they will learn the great and small secrets of the local cuisine, the Mediterranean and Greek diet! We provide guests with more than they could imagine. We offer a first-hand experience, one that no friends’ accounts, no photos and no internet videos can match. It has to be lived! It is an experience full of ancient gastronomic wisdom, of flavors and tastes achieved by themselves. We give our guests what they are worth: the most perfect, unforgettable holiday of a lifetime!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Mani is one of the foremost traditional regions of Greece, which possesses a profuse historical and cultural heritage. Mani lies to the southern part of Peloponnesus, it is within the administrative authority of Laconia and Messenia prefectures, while the Messenian and Laconian bay wash respectively the western and eastern part of the country and what's more, it is just 3 hours distance from Athens. Mani could be described as an open museum, that combines the innumerable historical monuments with the glorious natural beauty of its wild landscape. Byzantine churches, its towers, the country style olive oil press, the windmills, the colourful bays and caves as well as hundreds of unique traditional settlements and their prevailing peels, can't help but catch the visitors eye. What's remarkable about Mani is the fact that it consists of 98 country style settlements, while there are altogether in Peloponnesus 118 settlements and 800 peels in total, 7 castles and more than 1000 Byzantine churches and temples of after-Byzantine period. The bucolic landscape which is ideal for rambling in the cobble stone pavements and walking through its unique gorges, strolling around its appreciable monuments and places of interest, in addition to the wonderful sea with crystal water and beaches that would gratify and tickle pink visitors. A destination which is one of a kind where you will find some tranquillity, rest and entertainment, scenic little taverns serving unique delicacies of Mani and cafeterias & bars offering you the opportunity to have never ending and non stop good times. Just visit this place that manages to synchronize and make compatible the history of past with present life.
- By car from Athens: If your destination is Gytheio, Areopolis, Gerolimenas or the provinces around the place, you follow the road to Gytheio-Areopolis-Gerolimenas through Athens-Tripoli highway, you will turn off at the road to Sparti when you reach the crossway point to Tripoli and keep driving to this course to Gytheio, which is Mani's entry from the side of Lakonia prefecture. It takes about 3 hours drive.If your destination is Kardamili, Stoupa or the districts around (which belong to the prefecture of Messenia), you should follow the route from Athens to Kalamata-Kardamili-Stoupa through the Athens-Tripoli highway, then you will take the road to Kalamata and keep going heading to Verga and Kampo, where there is Mani's entry from the Messenia prefecture. The whole drive is about 4 hours.
- By bus from Athens: Use Greek bus operators (KTEL) of Laconia. Laconia's interurban busses serve daily route from Kifissos (bus terminal in Athens) to Gytheio, Areopolis and Gerolimenas, whereas some of the Laconia's bus service make intermediate stops to Piraeus so you can take on the bus from there. The journey is about 5 hours long.
If you use Greek bus operators of Messenia, interurban bus service is being operated on a daily schedule to Kalamata and from there next destinations are to Kampos-Kardamili-Stoupa are being set. The journey's duration is about 5 hours.
- Via ship from Crete: You can travel by LANE shipping lines, whereas you can either go on board from port of Rethymno or Kissamos' port and disembark at Gytheum's port.
- By airplane from Athens,Thessalonika and Crete: For those who decide to travel by airplane, you can take off from Eleftherios Venizelos (Athens), Macedonia(Thessalonika) and Nikos Kazantzakis airports with landing point at Kalamata's airport and rent a car from there or take the bus route to Mani's villages from Kalamata's KTEL busses. As scheduled flights and air route transport to Kalamata are not frequent, you should first contact the assigned airlines and airports.
- By train from Athens: When you get at the main central railway terminal station in Athens, take Intercity's suburban line service to Kalamata.
1) Outdoors barbecue with traditional oven for the production of traditional greek-made bread and traditional specialties.
2) Disposal of aloe-vera, sage and salt.
3) Monitoring and participation (from late October to late November) at harvest of olive and olive oil production at the mill.