Areopoli (Greek: Αρεόπολη, before 1912 also: Τσίμοβα - Tsimova), known as "Χειμαύα" (from Greek "Χειμαδιών") in the regional Maniot tongue, is a town on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Greece. The word Areopoli means "city of Ares", the ancient Greek god of war. It was the seat of Oitylo municipality. Areopoli was called Tsimova by the invading Slavs during the 7th century AD. The Greek War of Independence was started at Areopoli on March 17, 1821 by Petros Pierrakos, also known as Petros Mavromichalis, the last bey of Mani. Now Areopoli has grown into a flourishing town. Its tower houses, constructed with field stones, are distinct from the traditional blue and white buildings that characterize many Greek villages.
Things to do in Areopoli
5 based on 19 reviews
Owners choose the finest products in raw material and escaping significantly from established restaurants, wrapped and completely alter the culinary tastings, while based on traditional recipes that come from the grandmothers of this country by putting his artistic touch to your dish as the result surprising . Those who know the owners of the hostel, they realize that the site will be the successful continuation of their presence in the residence now and feeding.
3 based on 510 reviews
In the heart of the seaside village of Limeni in Mani, the famous fish tavern "Takis" offers its exceptional seafood delicacies since 1986, combined with the ultimate location and view. With the eyes filled up by the deep blue, the sound of the sea breaking the silence and the tastes stealing the show. Fresh fish, shrimp, squid and the famous spaghetti (with shrimps or lobster), cooked with the "secret" recipe of Takis have established the tavern "Takis" among the most famous destinations of Peloponnese, visited every year by people from all around the world!
Following strong recommendations we tried this restaurant for lunch. We certainly we not disappointed. The restaurant has a wonderful setting right on the seafront, and a great atmosphere, and the fish (red mullet) was simply delicious, all served up by efficient friendly staff. Will definitely return next time we're in the area.
4.5 based on 499 reviews
Sun, wind, stone and water are the elements that compose the scenery of the high aesthetic Cafe Restaurant & Bar, Teloneio. Housed in two-storey old buildings. We are located at Limeni of Mani, in a place that the absolute sovereignty of simplicity, of traditional and primitive strongly creates you the illusion of time cancellation. Our philosophy is based on unparalleled service, the cleanliness and the fresh and natural products such as organic olive oil from Lakonia, cheeses and fresh cheese from the Taygetus and local meat from Sagias. The team that attends the kitchen promises to take you back to the culinary creations in a world of unique pleasure.
We went there with my husband to enjoy the sunset. The view and the location is very good and the staff quite nice. It is though very disappointing that the store was very dirty. The tables weren't clean nor the seats. They also bring some sort of filtered water in glass bottles that have been reused a thousand times!!!
5 based on 80 reviews
Itan keros ...the Greek Name of the Restaurant that it Means (it was About Time) it's aTraditional family Al day Restaurant with Comfort food healthy vegan meals with local wine bottle and traditional mama's sweet. We use local products greens, vegetables.eggs,honey, meat and wine from our farm and local farmers. Itan keros restaurant is the best place in Mani to meet friends and taste local food. Access for people with disabilities Friendly for Pet.
I generally prefer more down to earth restaurants with more rugged and borderline unfriendlyish service, until you earn their familiarity, especially when I visit Mani which' ruggedness and non-nonsense attitudes are her particular charm, but I admit that's only a romantic eccentricity on my behalf. The restaurant is more than great by objective standards. I suggest it whole-heartedly to everyone with high conventional standards.
3.5 based on 144 reviews
We ordered piglet in plum sauce but found that it did not match up to our expectations. The meat was a bit stringy and the sauce was rather bland. The red house wine was very average. The carrot salad and tzatsziki starters were fine. Quite cheap.
4.5 based on 264 reviews
The family fishtavern Kourmas located in one of the most beautiful destinations of Mani , in the traditional village of Limeni. The name is due to a coconut tree that was planted among the rocks , by a monk who lived in the monastery of Panagia Evretria or Vretti, as the locals call it, in front of the location that Kourmas is located today. You can enjoy your lunch overlooking the azure waters of the bay Limeni & the wonderful colors that the horizon creates during the sunset time or your dinner under the stars. You will be able to enjoy fresh seafood by the sea and you will find live lobsters and kolochtypes in our aquarium. We can accommodate events like Weddings , Baptisms & professional business meetings.
This fish restaurant is one of four restaurants located right on the water in the tiny village of Limeni. The staff were very friendly and helpful - we were the only diners in the restaurant having lunch! The food was very well prepared, of substantial quantity and very fresh and tasty. The shrimp (prawn) spaghetti was a real standout - 8 big prawns with perfectly cooked thin spaghetti in a tomato sauce - we'd go back just for this dish! A lovely free yoghurt-based dessert to finish and we were over-full but very happy with our lunch! The price is higher than typical tavernas in the region but we feel that the location, the property, the service and the slightly more refined food than a taverna makes the slightly higher prices appropriate. Would recommend as the best place to eat in Limeni.
4 based on 209 reviews
We found the Black Pirate close by our hotel and enjoyed a splendid meal watching the waves crash with a stunning view of the bay. The food was the most authentic and best priced we've encountered so far on our travels through the Mani. Even the fish was fairly priced It was no coincidence I think that it was busy with Greek families and not tourists.
Having eaten in the picture perfect Limeni just 5 minutes drive away and here, the prize for quality unpretentious food goes to the Black Pirate.
We've enjoyed eating out in Limeni several times (and it's beautiful) but having made the comparison now, I sense their prices reflect the views and not the standard of the food. Black Pirate puts its food first - they already know their view is stunning.
The service was efficient and helpful too.
4 based on 219 reviews
We really enjoyed our delicious meal of a local Mani orange salad which was very fresh and really worth a try. The chicken meal was unbelievably tender and the butter beans in tomato sauce were really tasty. Petros the owner was a really friendly guy and his mother the chef was so warm and happy to meet us and they made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend this restaurant highly especially if you want exciting recipes with a interesting twist and unbelievably big portions and was exceptionally reasonably priced too.
4.5 based on 165 reviews
The name "Faros" means lighthouse. But there is nothing left from that. Not even the light... We ordered one stater and one main plate and we paid almost 30 euro. Overrated, not to mention the fact that none of the staff really paid attention to us as our order was too small. The scenery is fantastic but this is not Monaco we are talking about. Try better the village Limani where almost all of the restaurant- Tavernas are worth to try their flavors. Don't waste your time here. Maybe stop by the little cafe at the corner. It will cost you less and you will enjoy the same sea view.
4.5 based on 132 reviews
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