A TRIP TO AREOPOLI - MANI TOWERS
Trip Start Aug 15, 2003
56Trip End May 01, 2009
AREOPOLI - MANI
My husband has some acquaintances here who owe a hotel, so we have arranged to have this short trip here.
The hotel is called "THE MAINI CASTLE" and is situated in the heart of historic Mani, in AREOPOLI, which is approximately 3 hours from Athens. We are given a nice room, in this beautiful stone-built hotel group.
What we enjoy most is breakfast, which contains home made honey delicacies - everything home made is appreciated in hotels of course!
The owners have jars of the best quality of honey for somebody who wishes to buy some for his house
The place here is unique as a starting point for different excursions like the Stone-Built-Tower Villages of Mani, the Monasteries of Byzantine MYSTRAS, famous and most popular MONEMVASIA, KARDAMILI, the cosmopolitan STOUPA, and even KALAMATA, and the Caves of DYROS.
It is here that we shall come again soon when we want to visit the above places. The owners of the hotel are kind and always helpful, and will guide tourists move about to different spots.
MANI is situated in the Southern part of PELOPONISOS
and it is full of rocks and Tall Towers.
These Towers here are Military hallmarks of a glorious era.
These fortifications are an expression of the fighting spirit of the
region and are to be found all over Mani.