Limeni is a seaside village of Mani.The Mani is a stretch of land in the south of the Greek peninsula Peloponnese.
In Limeni dominates the palace of Petrobei Mavromichalis with its four-storey Tower and its arched openings. Petrobeis Mavromichalis was the last ruler (bey) of Mani, who played a leading role during the revolutionary and post-revolutionary times.This is where the liberation struggle of the Greeks began.
Undoubtedly, this is one of the most traditional settlements in the area.The visitor can tour the picturesque alleys of the village, while for his stay there are traditional guesthouses and accommodation that follow the local architecture with the stone towers. You can taste good food in taverns and restaurants.
It is worth mentioning that in this village there are no shops or services, as the locals want to keep alive the character of the settlement.
Access : Coordinates: 36.68486,33.38954 / To get to the village you will pass Sparta first. It is a distance of 225 kilometers from Athens. Limeni located just 5 km from Areopolis and, approximately, 27 km from Gythio.
- The Tower of Petrobei Mavromichalis with its four-storey Tower and its arched openings.
- admire the various churches , mainly the church of Agios Sostis, the church of Agios Nikolaos and the ruined Monastery of Panagia Evretria (Vretis).
- Limeni beach is located in the homonymous seaside village of Mani. The waters are impressive with various shades of turquoise and blue, while the rocks, in and out of the water, confirm the wild beauty of the landscape.
- Limeni has hotels and hostels that follow the local architecture with the stone war towers,The War Towers of Mani: A unique example of defense architecture in Greece , The towers of Mani belong to the defensive, fortification or war architecture and this is reflected almost everywhere – from the thick walls with the small openings to the top and the roof.
Go next : Areopolis / The stalactite cave at Pyrgos Dirou, which can be navigated by boat, / The large beach located between Neo Itilo and Karavostasi. / The village of Vathia in the south of the Mani with its Tradional war tower houses / Oitylo village / Gythio, Laconia / One of the oldest places in Mani could be Kardamili, mentioned as early as Homer’s Iliad.