The March 17th feast in Mani
Mani and especially Areopolis is proud for being the place where the great Greek Revolution against the Turks was initiated on the 17th of March in 1821.
This year's festivity is expected to be particularly bright and folklore.
The picture is from the 2017 feast in Gytheio
The Oceanman Race 2018
For our late June - early July friends...
Do not miss the Oceanman Greece yearly race which will take place on Sunday 02 July.
The athletes will have the opportunity to choose between three routes: 2.0Km Popular Distance / 5.0Km Half Oceanman / 10.0Km Oceanman. Details at http://oceanman-openwater.com/travesias/oceanman-greece/
The events will take place right below the eyes of our guest friends standing at the villas' verandas.
Soukidiavillas will be happy to accomodate visitors and participants at our usual highest standards
Dear Guests, Dear Friends
Summer vacations are important to everyone; they must not be lost.
Greece has been quite successful in the fight against covid-19. Mani has been impeccable. No victims!
The dry climate and the proper temperature of the environment are of great support.
In Soukidia Villas you will enjoy more. Absolute privacy and safety. Association and fellowship at your absolute discretion.
If you wish you can enjoy the beauties of the graceful nature, the sun, the clean air, the magnificent view, the pool, relaxing at our villas, with the company only of your family and friends.
And from our side, we shall fully adhere to any health directive by the authorities, in order to have the villas accordingly prepared for your ease and safety.
Our warmest wishes for a happy summer 2020
We have often been asked by the trekking enthusiasts among our guests about worth visiting locations in the region. For those wishing to spend half to full a daylight time and are in fond of adventures, Mani is a treasure. We have suggested three options:
(a) Very close to the villas starts the steep path up the spectacular Mylolangado gorge. After about two hours walking the
visitors arrive at the known monastery of Panagia Spilaiotissa. One can return by car. Pictured is the last part of the path at the monastery high end.
(b) A further south trekking destination, which can be combined with exploring of ancient remains, is the path leading to the known Kournos monastery. The monastery is close to the ancient settlement of Aigila (now named Kionia = columns) mentioned by Pausanias, which can be reached without much effort. Below is a 1980 picture of an anaglyph within the remains at this mountainous location; at the time of the picture the path was not in good condition and the approaching to the site was harder and more difficult. Today the path is adequately worked; the distance is about an hour’s walking. For the daring guests we are here to assist.
(c) Half an hour walking along a steep medieval mule stone-paved path is necessary in order the 11th century
chapel of Hag.Theodoroi at the Ano Poula fortified settlement in Deep Mani to be reached. The settlement is on the Makryna ridge.
Pictured below is the north entrance to the ridge.
To the Byzantine history attentive guests of ours, for places as the aforesaid, as well as numerous others of equal interest rather more easily accessible, we can provide approaching instructions, as well as make arrangements for a guide to accompany our guests, in case such a service is necessary.
Η Apple κέρδισε τις εντυπώσεις με τη νέα της διαφήμιση για το iPhone 7 Plus, η οποία γυρίστηκε εξ’ ολοκλήρου στην Ελλάδα και πιο συγκεκριμένα στη Μάνη. Τα τοπία που θα δείτε είναι από τα χωριά Οίτυλο και Καραβοστάσι, όλοι οι συμμετέχοντες είναι Έλληνες και μιλάνε στα ελληνικά με αγγλικούς υπότιτλους.
Το βίντεο με τίτλο «Take Mine» δημοσιεύθηκε στις 7 Ιανουαρίου 2017 στο επίσημο Youtube κανάλι της Apple και μέσα σε 2 ημέρες ξεπέρασε το 1 εκατομμύριο προβολές. Η διαφήμιση επικεντρώνεται στη λειτουργία του Πορτρέτου, η οποία είναι διαθέσιμη αποκλειστικά στις μεγαλύτερες συσκευές της Apple. Το «Take Mine» έκανε επίσημη πρεμιέρα στη διάρκεια της απονομής για τις Χρυσές Σφαίρες 2017.
Πρωταγωνιστεί μια νεαρή κοπέλα, η οποία φτάνει στο μικρό χωριό της Μάνης για να επισκεφθεί τη γιαγιά της. Πίνοντας καφέ στο καφενείο, η εγγονή χρησιμοποιεί το κινητό της για να βγάλει φωτογραφία τη γιαγιά κάνοντας χρήση του εφέ για βάθος πεδίου. Η φωτογραφία εντυπωσιάζει την γιαγιά αλλά και τους συγχωριανούς, οι οποίοι σπεύδουν να ποζάρουν και αυτοί.
Έτσι, η εγγονή αρχίζει να φωτογραφίζει όλο το χωριό, τα παιδιά, τις γειτόνισσες, τον ιερέα, τον ταχυδρόμο, έναν ψαρά, την φουρνάρισσα και έναν βοσκό.
H μουσική που ακούγεται στη διαφήμιση είναι το «Πάμε στη Χονολουλού» του Κώστα Μπέζου.
During the last summer the New Oitylo (Tsipa) extended seaside welcomed many visitors. To our guests of the coming 2017
season, who would choose to take their swimming there, we would suggest tasting the delicious snacks specially prepared by Dimitris in the ManiBella restaurant-café at the south part of the
beach. A sort of them, named by young Fotis "the maniat club-sandwich", is pictured below.
Specially prepared pancake with sfela cheese, salad and red wine. What else...!
Pirates in Mani
Inside looking out! The Mavros (Black) pirate cave. This extraordinary nature creation, homing bright turquoise waters, is located about five nautical miles south of Oitylo bay. It once used to be a pirates’ refuge. At those times (17th century) a “fusta” could be accommodated inside the cave without being visible from outside.
Short visits by boat can be arranged on request.
This is a kind gesture image shot by certain of our customer-friends on a rarely seen warm overcast early-autumn afternoon of this year’s summer season. Eggplant salad, freshly cooked fish, the local firewater (tsipouro) accompanied by the ultimate in privacy and a view to die for. Who needs more?
Oitylo bay under a romantic full moon. The concept represents the sentiments of certain Holland guests (who shot the picture from the Theofano veranda) during an August full moon night.
Relaxing in action!
A kind gesture picture of one of our guests during his afternoon enjoying the pool, his drink and the scenery unfolding round the bay below him
One of our guests in the inflatable boat we hired for them shot this beautiful picture of the British yacht HETAIROS in the bay of Oitylo. Soukidia Villas are seen at the background “resting” on top the bowsprit.
From the 2013 season summer sports are taking place in the bay of Oitylo. Visit our Facebook© page for reports of related activities.