Details: Mani Peninsula, Greece

January 16
DETAILS
GETTING THERE

Multiple airlines offer connecting fights from Washington Dulles to Athens. Neohori is 165 miles (about three hours’ drive) from Athens.

WHERE TO STAY

Rental houses

Neohori

We rented a house owned by an American couple, Peggy and Guy Fisher, for $140 a night. Info: www.vrbo.com/223732, manigreekhouse@gmail.com or 302-539-0252.

Kalogria

Nikos Kazantzakis, author of “Zorba the Greek,” had a mining operation in town. His office is now a holiday rental for $750 to $1,300 a week, depending on the season. Info: www.vrbo.com/774000ha; 011-49-091139-30475.

Stoupa

Voula Kyriakea, owner of Yesterday and Today Restaurant, rents out vacation properties at a wide price range. www.voula-vacationhouses.gr; 011-30-27210-77535.

Vardia Hotel

Above Old Kardamili

011-30-27210-73777

www.vardia-hotel.gr

Studios and two- and three-bedroom suites, plus spectacular views. Rates vary by season. Studios from $95 per night, two-room suites from $136, three-room suites from $183.

WHERE TO EAT

Yesterday and Today

Above and opposite the harbor in Stoupa

011-30-27210-77535

www.voula-yesterdayandtoday.gr

Food is very good, the atmosphere unparalleled. Salads and appetizers $4 to $7, entrees $7 to $20.

Elies

Kardamili

011-30-27210-73021

www.elieshotel.gr

On Ritsa beach at the north end of town. The food is more cutting-edge than at other restaurants in the area. Appetizers and salads $5 to $10, entrees $10 to $25.

WHAT TO DO

Pyrgos Dirou caves

About six miles south of Areopoli

011-30-27330-52222

Should not be missed. About $17 per person. Daily tours leave every few minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. October-May, and between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. June-September.

Vathia

Abandoned village where residents built fortified towers.

INFORMATION

www.visitgreece.gr

R.L.

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