The area of the southern Peloponnese known as ‘the Mani’ is a special place. Its location on the fringes of southern Europe, its turbulent history and its rugged, natural beauty all combine to give the visitor an unforgettable experience. The drive from Kalamata down into the Mani is stunning- something you will never forget.


Who is this site for?

  • Anyone looking around for a new destination for their holiday – Stoupa, Kardamyli (often spelt Kardamili in English) or maybe the Deep Mani. We hope there is sufficient information to answer all questions an independent traveller requires to arrange a tailor-made itenary- accommodation, where to visit, where to find the best beaches etc. Any unanswered questions you may have can be posted below.
  • Anyone who has already booked to come to the Mani. Be sure to bookmark this site before you arrive to read the latest comments left by fellow visitors.

Who are we?

  • Inside the Mani have been publishing  guide books and an annual magazine since 2004. You can therefore trust the content on this site as being accurate- we know what we are talking about.

the Mani

Note: if you encounter any problems booking accommodation listed on this site, please contact us and we will do all we can to assist.



  1. Thank you for a fantastic magazine and now website. Both are stylishly designed and hugely interesting to anyone with even a slight interest in the area.

    I look forward to the 2012 edition. I do hope there will be one?

  2. Thanks Nick. Yep, there will be a 2012 magazine. As soon as it is out, it will be hosted on this site to read on line or to download.

  3. It is out!

  4. Diane Fraser says:

    we are off to Stoupa for the first time this weekend, having been to other parts of Greece very often. your website has been brilliant for giving us lots of ideas for trips out & info about Stoupa. Many Thanks.

    • John Tiggerton says:

      I agree Diane. We have just returned from our first visit to Stoupa and found the website a valuable source of info, both before and during our stay. The magazine was great too, we picked one up in the supermarket. Thanks Inside the Mani!!

  5. My partner and I want to holiday on the Mani peninsula this year. We have been to many Greek Islands but not to the mainland. How easy/far is it to drive from Athens airport to Stoupa or how much is a taxi. Also do you know if there are any flights from the midlands airports? So far I can only find Gatwick or Manchester.

  6. Jackie
    The drive from Athens to Stoupa is now much quicker and easier (approx. 4 hours) though quite expensive in terms of tolls- over 15 euros each way. There are plans for more of the budget airlines to operate out of Kalamata airport. Keep Googling!

  7. Inside the Mani is a great resource even for natives.
    Keep up the good work Mat!

  8. Hi guys,

    where can I find some Info on Prosilion?

    thanks in advance.

    Best regards

  9. Eva Schubert says:

    After having spent 1 week in the Mani we came across your Guidebook “Inside the Mani”, which made us spend another 2 weeks there. Thank you so much for leading us to so many highly interesting places and for making us feel like discoverers. There is a church, Agios Nikolaos near Sotirianika, where there is a fresco with the creation of Eve and where you lack an interpretation. If you are interested I might give you an idea who the third person is. But maybe somebody else has told you already. Best regards!

  10. Mr Bill Jenkins says:

    Any information on MANI eg daytrips etc. We are going to Stoupa in May 20015

  11. tracey thanopoulos says:

    I,m so pleased I found your publication.My family are from Alika and Ano Boulari and I travelled down to the Mani to see our villages. I had come home.When I visited it was very difficult to find any information hence me being so happy to have found your site.I will certainly be using your guide book the next time I come to visit.Thank you for all your hard work.xx


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