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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Megali Mandinia, Greece your home away from home

Sitting high upon a ridge on the eastern side of the Koskarakas gorge, the small village of Megali Mandinia (sometimes spelt Megali Mantinia) has a population of just 300, making it a perfect destination for those seeking a true slice of rural Greece. Don’t expect any English to be spoken here, but by brushing off your phrase book you will be able to maximize your stay and enjoy a truly authentic Greek village at its finest.

Things to do in Megali Mandinia, Greece

With the village of Megali Mandinia in an elevated position, the views over the Koskarakas gorge and surrounding mountainside are truly stunning. You will find no high-rise developments here – for miles around there is nothing to be seen been unspolit scenery and the blue waters of the sea.

Amenities within the village are unsurprisingly basic. There are three tavernas, which offer authentic local cuisine at a fraction of the price of what you may pay in a more touristic part of the country, as well as a cafe and a couple of small shops. A particularly good option for eating out is Kosteas Anavryti – the oldest tavern in the village, and one that has an extensive menu and a balcony seating area that offers excellent views out over the gorge.

Walking and hiking are particularly enjoyable activities in Megali Mandinia, and you will find that the local area is a mix of olive groves and carefully tended farmland. The centre of the village has a number of old buildings – particularly churches and small chapels, as well as stone lodgings, some of which offer authentic holiday rental options.

Places to visit on holiday in Megali Mandinia, Greece

More amenities can be found at nearby Kalamata (15km), including some excellent restaurants along the picturesque beachfront area. Kalamata is an altogether busier option than Megali Mandinia, being a bustling port that attracts a fair amount of tourists. Further afield, towns such as Pilos (42km) and Stoupa (28km) make for excellent day trips within the region.

Weather in Megali Mandinia, Greece

The laid-back Greek lifestyle goes hand in hand with the local weather, with a summer average of over 30C, which can reach over 35C on the hottest of days. Winters are mild, and the cooler weather provides an altogether different experience for visitors to Megali Mandinia.

Flights to Megali Mandinia, Greece

Despite its rural location, holiday accommodation in Megali Mandinia is easy to access, as the village is situated just 18km from Kalamata (KLX) International Airport. Thomas Cook and Viking Airlines operate direct services from London Gatwick and Manchester. There is a bus service connecting the two locations, but the use of a hire car is strongly recommended for making the most of your holiday in Megali Mandinia.

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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.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect House - Perfect Host!

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                                                                                                      Just arrived back home from a fantastic weeks stay at this gorgeous property - Vasilis the owner is without doubt the best host I have ever experienced - the perfect blend of helpful without being ever present - he's simply a phonecall or a text away if needed. The chances are though once you have found your bearings then you'll need for nothing - The house has everything - superbly equipped through-out. Great for one big family or 2 separate families as each level of the house is fully self contained with its own sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms (one with ensuite) and a family bathroom and all wonderfully clean. Outside is perfect - another kitchen for preparing drinks and food for the massive BBQ (buy some lamb chops from the butchers in town - very good) with a separate shower/toilet room by the pool area to save you going inside. 2 pools perfect for the adults and the little ones (we had a 2 year old in our party) - with seating area's that make the most of the sun and indeed the shady areas to cool off - all sourrounded by lovely gardens and a vegetable plot growing tomatoes, onions and aubergines for you to enjoy. If you want a relaxing holiday and to unwind then this is the place - you need to venture out if you don't want to. If you do then the village of Petalidi is a 10-15 min stroll away or a very short hop in a taxi (3 euro's) with a taxi rank in the village for your return... Its a charming village to, with plenty of restaurants, most of which centre around the square which comes alive with Greek families in the evenings. 50 Metres from the house is a pebble beach, great for an afternoon dip in the Med..... Not that we ventured away from the house much as it had all we needed to be able to soak up the sun and relax. Thanks again Vasilis we had a fantastic holiday......... Oh forgot too - he even has 2 bikes at the property, so if like us, you didn't hire a car (we got there by private transfer) these are perfect for those quick dashes for more beer/water from the supermarket...... Like I said.... you'll be hard pushed to find something you need at the house that Vasilis hasn't thought about.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017