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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Laconia, Greece your home away from home

Laconia is a prefecture on mainland Greece which offers quiet and relaxing holidays in a number of historic towns including Sparta, the region's capital. Laconia is backed by the Taygetus, Arcadia and the Parnon Mountains and its southern shores border the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Laconia. It is a popular and pleasant region offering a taste of the "real Greece" with its citrus groves, olive trees and ancient history. The mountains offer hilly walking trails and caves with stalactites while the coast offers small bays and secluded havens with endless stretches of sand and crystal clear waters. There are a host of activities, sights and things to do when renting a Laconia villa or holiday rental.

Things to Do in Laconia, Greece

Beaches

The area of Laconia is known for its beautiful sandy coves and beaches. Some of the best beaches can be found at Kongtogoni and Kalogeras. The beach of Simos is famous for its sand dunes and cedars. The beaches of Mavrovouni and Selinitsa are where turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Swimming and other watersports can be enjoyed in the clear waters.

Museums and Sights

The history around your Laconia holiday rental is quite amazing and each town has its own ruins and monuments to explore. The archaeological museums in the area hold a treasure trove of exhibits which have been excavated in this ancient region dating back to pre-Roman times.

Nightlife

Laconia has an active nightlife with charming tavernas and bars providing food, music and entertainment. Dine in one of the fine restaurants or party the night away at one of the many clubs.

Places to Visit Around Laconia, Greece

Sparta

Sparta is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. It has more than three thousand years of history as well as parks, a castle and beautiful public. Visit the remains of the 5th century Acropolis, the Sanctuary of Artemis and the Sanctuary of Apollo or explore the remains of ancient civilizations which are now on display in local museums.

Mystras

Mystras rises from the green valley like a grand Byzantine stronghold in miniature. The castle still has battlements and towers built in 1249 and views from its hilltop position across the churches and shells of ancient mansions are thrilling. The ruined palace is still quite impressive and the Monembassia Gateway and Lascaris Mansion reflect the wealth  of a former era.

Diros

History of a different type can be found in the Diros Caves where the underground river has hollowed out caves, now full of stalactites and stalagmites and colourful formations which formed over thousands of years.

Weather in Laconia, Greece

The weather in Laconia depends upon the location. The coast has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers, mild springs and beautiful autumn weather. Summer average temperatures reach 29°C (84°F).The winters are mild and wet but on the high mountains there is considerable snowfall.

Travel to Laconia, Greece  

The nearest airport to Sparta, the capital of the Laconia region, is the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (LGAV) in Athens which is 52km (33 miles) away.

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The property was delightful and very well appointed. Superb location with lovely views

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On arriving at the property we were met by Jacintha who was very helpful. The property was immaculate, very clean and tidy, and cleaners also popped in during the week. The property was just outside Stoupa but only a five minute drive to the town and it was easy to park at the church. Being on the hill the house had superb views from the pool over the sea. The pool was very well maintained and perfect for cooling off in the very hot weather we experienced. The sun beds were comfortable and the whole of the pool area was well designed to enjoy sun and shade. The house was well air conditioned and kitchen well equipped. It was spacious and comfortable throughout the house and in good decorative order. We would definitely book again.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

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Excellent hosts - always very helpful and full of good advice. It is in a very nice part of Mani, which means that you can access interesting beaches and bays south and north, and also the historical caves nearby. House is in a small village, which has very little going on apart from some other houses and one church, and the nearest village with a shop is about 5 minutes drive away (check out nice bakery). You will need a car to get around. Nearest beach is pebbly but very nice and around 5 minutes drive. House is restored according to local tradition and the two levels are connected with an external staircase (so difficult if you have young children across the two levels). House is semi-detached and with a small garden. Our kids didn't spend much time outside as there are many bees/wasps. Internet is very slow - but I think this is the case for the whole region, and was fine for us but some may find it problematic. Kitchen doesn't have dishwasher and could do with a few more bits and pieces.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 08, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017