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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“The Viros Gorge is a sublime experience. Descending from the foot of Profitis Ilias it disgorges itself into the sea at Kardamili. 4 hours to descent to Kardamyli where you should eat something. Don't do it if it rains”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“Impressive scenery of a non organized beach with pebbles. There is a canteen where you can get water, coffee, snacks etc.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Κοντά στη βίλα μας, βρίσκεται το μονοπάτι της Παναγίας της Λαγκαδιώτισσας στο Παρόρι, ένα μονοπάτι χαμηλής δυσκολίας για πεζοπόρους, που οδηγεί στο εκκλησάκι της Παναγίας της Λαγκαδιώτισσας”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Café, wine bar and restaurant with a beautiful view. Greek cuisine with a modern twist. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the best of the area. You need to bring a beach umbrella along, as it is not an organized beach. There is also a canteen where you can get water, coffee, snaks etc. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The beach of Stoupa is the second busiest beach in western Mani after Kalogria . It is located almost next to it, right in front of the main street of the village of Stoupa . The beach of Stoupa is also called “Miami” of Mani with turquoise waters, fine golden sand, countless umbrellas and sun beds and people come and go endlessly. Despite the crowds, the waters of the beach of Stoupa are always clear, and underground rivers which start from Taygetos subsea flow here and recycle them endlessly. It is worth to have your mask to explore the beauty of the seabed. The beach of Stoupa is ideal for families and people who avoid isolation. Next to the sea there are many bars, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, hotels and supermarkets. Apart from maritime beauties in the beach of Stoupa, you can enjoy the glorious sunset, which is amazing from all points of the area. The beach of Stoupa is 41 km away from Kalamata and 7.5 km from Kardamyli .”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Great view overlooking the sea, ideal in the morning or around the sunset, for breakfast or aperitivo.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful,non-organized, small pebbles beach; next to it you find the old house of Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Mani Peninsula (Greek: Μάνη, romanized: Mánē), also long known by its medieval name Maina or Maïna (Μαΐνη), is a geographical and cultural region in southern Greece that is home to the Maniots (Mανιάτες, Maniátes in Greek), who claim descent from the ancient Spartans. The capital cities of Mani are Gytheio and Areopoli. Mani is the central peninsula of the three which extend southwards from the Peloponnese in southern Greece. To the east is the Laconian Gulf, to the west the Messenian Gulf. The Mani peninsula forms a continuation of the Taygetos mountain range, the western spine of the Peloponnese. The terrain is mountainous and inaccessible. Until recent years many Mani villages could be reached only by sea. Today a narrow and winding road extends along the west coast from Kalamata to Areopoli, then south to Akrotainaro (the pointed cape, which is the southernmost point of continental Greece) before it turns north toward Gytheio. Another road, that is used by the public buses of the Piraeus - Mani line, which has existed for several decades, comes from Tripoli through Sparta, Gytheio, Areopoli and ends in the Gerolimenas port near Cape Matapan. Mani has been traditionally divided into three regions: • Exo Mani (Έξω Μάνη) or Outer Mani to the northwest, • Kato Mani (Κάτω Μάνη) or Lower Mani to the east, • Mesa Mani (Μέσα Μάνη) or Inner Mani to the southwest. A fourth region named Vardounia (Βαρδούνια) to the north is also sometimes included but was never historically part of Mani. Vardounia served as a buffer between the Ottoman-Turkish controlled Evrotas plains and Mani. A contingent of Muslim Albanian settlers were relocated to the region by the Ottomans. These settlers formed a large segment of the local population until the Greek War of Independence when they fled to the Turkish stronghold at Tripoli.[2] Following the war Vardounia's Greek population was reinforced by settlers from Lower Mani and central Laconia. Administratively, Mani is now divided between the prefectures of Laconia (Kato Mani, Mesa Mani) and Messenia (Exo Mani), in the periphery of Peloponnesos, but in ancient times it lay entirely within Laconia, the district dominated by Sparta. The Messenian Mani (also called aposkiaderi, a local expression meaning "shady") receives somewhat more rainfall than the Laconian (called prosiliaki, a local expression meaning "sunny"), and is consequently more productive in agriculture. Maniots from what is now Messenian Mani have surnames that uniformly end in -éas, whereas Maniots from what is now Laconian Mani have surnames that end in -ákos; additionally there is the -óggonas ending, a corruption of éggonos, "grandson". ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“This restaurant is also great and the beach in front is wonderful as well. It's not a sandy beach but the water is fantastic and you will enjoy the restaurant immensely. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Point of Interest
“For those looking for a more laid-back alternative time on the beach, try visiting the magnificent beach in picturesque Kardamili. Ritsa is a 1000 meters long white pebble beach with exotic crystal clear waters. The snorkeling is an excited experience; the visibility underwater is more than 50 meters and the bottom has many hidden secrets to uncover. Ritsa beach even is the main coastline of Kardamili, is quite secluded as it is not obvious from the road or the village center. So, in order to get there and enjoy this natural secret treasure- driving from Kalamata (36km 50 min drive)- as soon you entry Kardamili, turn right on the church. Your time is not restricted only by taking the pleasure of the sea but continuing by a delightful gastronomical experience on the traditional tavernas of the area. Kardamili is a charming village splashed by the sea, surrounded by olive groves and cypress trees, overhanging by cliffs that's because it has featured atmospherically in numerous films and screenplays. Much of the ‘Before Midnight’ filming took place in and around Kardamili. Music plays a big part in the Kardamili’s calendar, with a Jazz live music festival during May, life gets no better than listening the sounds of some much loved musicians. Looking for a little more adventure on your visit several hiking and climbing tours are available from the local activities centers. You can find parking at the sides of the coastal street. Coming from south, you passing Stoupa and keep driving 6km the road northern to Kardamili, the views are magnificent.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The beach of Foneas is the most favorite of the less known beaches of Western Mani, as it is well “hidden ” at the end of a path between the trees. It is untouched by tourism, basically unorganized (with only one canteen with tables during the summer months) and it has white pebbles and turquoise waters. The characteristic of beach of Foneas is a large rock separating it into two parts and offers natural shade. The most flexible … and the adventurous visitors can climb and dive from there into the deep waters. The beach of Foneas is located near the beach Delphinia , just 2.5 km to the southeast of Kardamyli on the way to Laconia. In a sharp turn, where you pass over a bridge with yellow bars, you will see an asphalt and a dirt road to go down. You can take the asphalted road by car where you will find a parking space with several trees. The known Gorge of Foneas or ravine Noupanti results in the beach of Foneas and it begins to form from the Monastery of Vaidenitsa and ends after about 8 km in crystal beach.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For seafood and meat, offering great view of Stoupa, overlooking the beach, great to sit and eat especially around sunset.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“A wonderful development giving a good level of information about the history of Mani and how the local clans built their fortified accommodation.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Η παραλία της Καλογριάς, βρίσκεται ακριβώς πριν από τη Στούπα και είναι μια από τις πιο γνωστές παραλίες της Μεσσηνίας. Η παραλία είναι οργανωμένη, αποτελείται από ψιλή χρυσαφένια άμμο και είναι γεμάτη ξαπλώστρες και ομπρέλες από τα παρακείμενα beach bar.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“For seafood and meat, offering great view of Stoupa, overlooking the beach, great to sit and eat especially around sunset.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This restaurant in Kardamyli is wonderful. Make sure you have a meal there and enjoy the great view. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A romantic night out. Enjoy the lush seating and outlook over the water. Stoupa Restaurant has a wonderful seafood and grill menu, excellent wine and other fine traditional dishes.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“One of the best sea food restaurants of the area-but not limited to.Located and overlooking the scenic port of Agios Nikolaos.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serves traditional greek and mani's dishes in a nice atmosphere. Greek live music nights on Mondays. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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