Villa Vager Mani is a majestic stone-built tower at the midpoint between Kalamata and Kardamili in Southern Peloponnese. Villa Vager Mani, is a building steeped in history, immersed in the native culture, elegantly laid back and refurbished to its olden glory. It’s an idyllic place from were to gaze the nearby hills covered in olives trees, the views of Gulf of Messinia and the surrounding mountains. It is a boutique hotel born out of love for the locale, the unique landscape, for the open blue sky, the local fragrances of the lemon and orange groves, for the simplicity of its decor and love for the surrounding area.
The hotel is situated only 15km from the sea town of Kalamata and the airport in the heart of Mani and only 2km from Santova Beach.
Villa Vager Mani is 250km from the capital city of Athens for those wishing to explore the northern and southern Peloponnese making it a really great road trip with many experiences to be had along the way. It is 20 minutes from the picturesque village of Kardamili, once the home of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor.
The hotel is at the village of Great Madineia. This fortified mansion dating back to 1858 has been designated by the Greek Ministry of Culture as ‘a work of art’ and a historical monument an excellent example of post revolution residence in north Mani.The idea behind its recent renovation has been planned to restore it to its original glory and in keeping with its unique character and original elements with the modern enhancements converted into a luxury boutique hotel with all modern amenities, by the Vager Family.
This new historical boutique 4* hotel offers four large suites (65 to 70 sq m) ideal for couples and families alike. The four suites are named after their individual interiors and decor characteristics: the Boho, Blue, Jungle and Oriental Suites. All with Super King or King size beds, modern bathrooms with both air conditioning. The suites, have large private outdoor spaces, some of them with private terraces with different views. The combination of an exquisite decor, the amenities, service and experiences, merging with the comfort, tranquillity and the views is a winning mix.
This new 4*hotel built on the highest hill of the village of Great Madineia it re-lives with great respect to its environment the memories of olden times and journeys the guests to other bygone eras.
The village as its abundant neighbour of Old Madineia with their Arcadian names, have been designated as traditional settlements. In the summer, the climate is warm whereas the in the winter is mild. During spring and autumn the weather is especially good.
The hotel is only 70km from Costa Navarino and Pilos. Kalamata Town is approximately 15km from the hotel whereas Sparta is only 27km. The nearest airport is in Kalamata about 25km.
There are a number of sites to visit whilst staying in Villa Vager Mani including; the Diros Cave (one of the best stalactite and stalagmite caves in Europe, Mystras, Ancient Messini, Pilos, Costa Navarino, the Taygetos Pyramid, Kalamata Town, archaeological museum of Messinia in Kalamata make for really interesting and different venues.
Activities like sea kayaking, river trekking, rafting, cycling, canyoning, scuba diving, water sports- tubes, sea canoe, jet ski, pedal boats, water ski, full or half day cruise on a pirate ship, hiking, wall and rock climbing and mountaineering can be enjoyed locally..
The personalised service offered by the hotel’s owner, Nikolas and Marina Vager, will have guests returning for more of the same treatment either staying at the Villa Vager Mani or its sister property Villa Vager in the mountainous village of Levidi -Arcadia. Nikolas and Marina’s aim is for guests to feel ‘like home away from home’.
Why choose Villa Vager Mani?
The area of Mani is well known for its beautiful lunar landscape, olive groves, rugged hills, blue waters, small seaside villages, traditional tavernas and it’s no wonder it is considered one of the best places in mainland Greece to holiday as it combines; sea, mountains, picturesque villages, gastronomy and history.