Where to Eat in Areopoli: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 5, 2017 Oliva Fomby

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

1. ELIXIRION DELICIUS DISHES

Karavostasi | Itylo, Oitylo 230 62, Greece Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly HK$94 - HK$157 +30 2733 059275
Excellent
95%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

ELIXIRION DELICIUS DISHES

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.

Reviewed By Konstantinos-AN - Kalamata, Greece

Don't hesitate to ask Maria (the best female cooker!) to prepare for you any of her secret recipes... A life time experience

2. Takis To Limeni

Port, Limeni 230 62, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2733 051327
Excellent
25%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
12%
Terrible
21%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 510 reviews

Takis To Limeni

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!

Reviewed By RichardSueClark - Devizes, United Kingdom

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.

3. Telonio

Limeni, East Mani Municipality, Limeni 230 62, Greece Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$94 - HK$196 +30 2733 052702
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 499 reviews

Telonio

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.

Reviewed By Mousoudi - Athens, Greece

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!!!

4. Itan Keros

Eparchiaki Odos Areopolis - Gerolimena, Pirgos Dirou 230 63, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch HK$118 - HK$157 +30 2733 054036
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 80 reviews

Itan Keros

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.

Reviewed By korkodylas - Kalamata, Greece

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.

5. O Barba-Petros

Main Street, Areopoli 230 62, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner +30 2733 051205
Excellent
26%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 144 reviews

O Barba-Petros

Reviewed By Bobcat605 - Rugby, United Kingdom

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.

6. Kourmas Limeni

Limeni Areopoli, Limeni 230 62, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2733 051458
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 264 reviews

Kourmas Limeni

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.

Reviewed By ElizabethAmy - Auckland, New Zealand

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.

7. Black Pirate Fish Tavern

Neon Oitylo 23062, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2733 059363
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 209 reviews

Black Pirate Fish Tavern

Reviewed By Venus67 - North East England

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.
Recommended.

8. To Mavromichaliko

Areopoli, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
53%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 219 reviews

To Mavromichaliko

Reviewed By graceiom - Isle of Man

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.

9. Taverna Faros

Karavostasi 23062, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 694 472 5480
Excellent
58%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Taverna Faros

Reviewed By HellasKifissia - Athens

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.

10. Aula Cafe

Kapetan Matapa | 10, Areopoli 230 62, Greece Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Greek Drinks +30 697 392 2115
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Aula Cafe

Reviewed By mcmurry2016 - Sparta, Greece

well located!in the centre of Areopoli so you can admire that picturesque place!this place is famous for its coctails so if you happen to be there try one and you won't get disappointed!

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