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The Mani Peninsula

Remote, rural and the perfect place to unwind

Explore the Mani Peninsula and discover the local Gastronomy

Bespoke holidays where you choose exactly what and how much you want to do.
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The Mani Peninsula

The Mani Peninsula is the southernmost corner of the entire European continent and it really does feel like the end of the road. It’s a rural, relatively isolated peninsula with dramatic scenery and a bloody history.

Discover a region of rustic villages, untrampled beaches, numerous Byzantine and post Byzantine chapels and Frankish castles. The chapels are full of beautiful carved-marble stonework and frescos.

Celebrate the olive harvest

Come to the Mani Peninsula during the olive harvest for a holiday that gets under the skin of the Greek way of life. Enjoy visits to artisan food producers, cook with the locals and walk the magnificent footpaths of the mount Taygetus nature reserve.

The village of Kardamyli will be your home during your break – a place to relax, tune in to the pace of country life, eat wonderful local produce and enjoy walking into the hills. Kardamyli is a majestic gate to the Deep Mani and only a 40 min drive away from Kalamata, the nearest city.

Highlights include:

  • Exploring this remote area of southern Greece
  • Walking the famous yet little trodden footpaths that Patrick Leigh Fermor includes in his writings
  • Participating in the olive harvest. The area is surrounded by olive groves and is famous for its kalamata olives and olive oil.
  • Artisan cosmetics workshops and beekeeping activities
  • Visit a traditional olive mill
  • A journey through rough, arid terrain to the end of the peninsula will include a visit to the caves of Diros, one of the most beautiful cave lakes in the world.
  • Accommodation in our guest house, Kripia – take a closer look.

Start planning today

Plan your holiday in the Mani region, book a holiday on the island of Crete, sign up for a workshop at The Olive Farm or book private services including chef services for villas, wine seminars, private yoga sessions and plenty more.