- May 3, 2018
-- The quintessential Greek Maniot seaside village, Kardamili – located on the Mani Peninsula in the Peloponnese, Greece – offers travelers a very real slice of Greek village life combined with a multitude of things to do as well as activities. Kardamili is that type of place that once discovered one can't help but return to - time and time again. Quaint and traditional, this picturesque seaside village on the outer Mani also offers visitors plenty to see – be that historical sites, churches, natural beauty, traditional villages - and do. Boasting an often violent past, as the area was under Venetian rule and suffered many attacks from the Ottomans, the area's windswept rocks and stones hold many secrets, and a visit to any one of the surrounding tower villages, churches, monasteries and chapels dating back to the Byzantine era as well as the hill villages of Agia Sofia, Petrovouni, Proastio and Exohori, to enjoy awe inspiring views over the Messinian Golf and numerous sites of historical interest – make this fact very evident indeed. The area's well-marked walking paths, and rugged mountain trails for cyclists are also renowned for their remarkable beauty. Further attractions of natural beauty include Tayetos Mountain, which is just a short drive from Kardamili while Rindomo and Viros Gorge offering amazing hikes. Further away, Cape Tenaro, the south-most point of mainland Europe, the magnificent Diros Caves, a natural monument of extraordinary beauty, and the fortified town of Mystra, a UNESCO world heritage site, are just incredible. The natural beauty of the region also lends itself to other outdoor pursuits such as climbing, biking, hiking in the near mountain Taygetos and sea kayaking, as well as Crossfit retreats. With a wealth of things to do in Kardamili, the only question that remains is where to stay. The Melitsina Village Boutique Hotel in Kardamili offers high standard accommodation in Kardamili along with first-rate services & facilities that are ideal for couples, groups and families alike. With a wealth of accommodation options, the Melitsina Village Hotel provides studios and apartments - equipped with every conceivable comfort - that perfectly reflect the peace and magnificence of Kardamili offering guests the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a truly authentic Greek village experience which includes dining in picture perfect tavernas serving authentic homemade meals, swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear waters, exploring the beauty of the region's unique landscape whilst also enjoying all of the fun outdoors activities that are on offer. The property's Hai Hou Café Bar in Kardamili offers guests one more experience for perfect Kardamili holidays, with its unique atmosphere and incredible views of the crystal clear sea of the Gulf of Messinia in the southern Peloponnese. Offering light meals and snacks, traditional delicacies, homemade desserts and refreshing cocktails and aperitifs, all day long, Hai Hou café – which is conveniently located within the hotel complex – gives guests the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy an incredible cocktail whilst savouring the heavenly sea breeze.
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