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Luxury spacious stone villa with large infinity pool & breath taking views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,960 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

275 sq.m. living space with 4 ensuite bedrooms infinity pool sea mountain view



Mani House is located near Gythio town of the Mani Peninsula, Laconia - an area of the Peloponnese rich in history.

Its residents, the Maniots, were forceful men and Mani has maintained its independence throughout the years.

The traditional buildings of Mani were built of stone following a fortress-like design; many vendettas amongst the Mani families meant that people built homes to protect themselves. Elements of this traditional style are reflected in the design of Mani House.

The stone walls are combined with a modern interior focused on comfort. The traditional albeit unique property features all modern conveniences including, among others, a sound system for different areas of the house, satellite TV, BBQ, and wood oven as well as an infinity pool with breathtaking views.

The main entrance to the property is from the pool terrace. The wooden door leads to a bright and spacious central living area. Each part of this central living space fits beautifully into a perfectly designed interior.

The colors are simple, creams and stone, with a flagged floor that runs throughout. The shutters are painted in pale pistachio and bright magenta has been introduced throughout the soft furniture and dining chairs which give a contrast of brilliance to the color scheme. Large French style doors lead from every area to the pool terrace which offers a perfect place to relax for every part of the day.

Enjoy your stay at Mani House using the sun loungers that surround the pool, the shaded areas to dine or sit under the shade of the huge oak tree whilst playing a game of chess or backgammon.

The kitchen is located at the rear of the large central living space and is fully equipped with all modern conveniences. It offers direct access to a patio at the back of the house which takes on a traditional, cafe-style appearance featuring pretty, metal chairs and tables and a BBQ and bread oven to conjure up the flavors of Greece.

On the same level but in a separate wing are three bedrooms. One has a double bed with an en-suite bathroom including a bathtub and a large dressing area. Next, there are two twin bedrooms, each one featuring an en-suite bathroom with shower. All bedrooms have direct access to the pool terrace.

The next floor features an office with en-suite bathroom and shower and a comfortable double sofa bed. This room benefits from a balcony overseeing the pool terrace and sea view.

Finally, on the basement level, the guests can benefit from indoor parking for 2-3 cars.

On the same level, and for our guests’ comfort, the Mani house caretaker is based. He looks after the property and stays in a self-contained, totally independent apartment, on the basement level. He is very discreet and tends to the engine room located at the same level, as well as the pool, usually twice a week, very early in the morning or very late at night, leaving guests to enjoy their privacy unless he is needed.

The Mani House is located on a large piece of land which has been planted with colorful indigenous plants, shrubs, and trees. The stone paths, steps, and walkways meander through the property can lead to our old oak tree for the most wonderful shade in the heat of the day.

The property is very well located in terms of accessing the beach and taverns, shops and cafes which are all a short drive away.

The Mani House is an exceptional base for promising sunny holidays close to the sea and nature.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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About Us

George Iasemidis
Kondilaki 7,, P. Psyhiko
15452 Athens
VAT Reg No

George A. Iasemidis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About George A. Iasemidis

-Cypriot origin

-Born in Cairo - Egypt,

-Athens, University faculty of Economics

-Banking finance and investment

-Hospitality services

-Living in Athens

George A. Iasemidis purchased this villa in 2006

Why George A. Iasemidis chose Laconia

Mani House-Ktima Kriviana, Peloponnese, Greece.

Located in a gorgeous setting in the South of the Peloponnese, this wonderful property has been finished to an incredibly high standard and offers luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests. The views from the pool terrace are sweeping over a beautiful bay, a situation that induces a state of perfect relaxation.

Comfortable and beautiful, perfect for those seeking a luxurious and private villa as a base to explore the magic of Mani.

The stone features blend well with a clean and modern interior where comfort has never been neglected. The property is fine and noble, offering a high level of practicality and featuring all modern conveniences including a sound system that can be diverted to many different areas of the house. Relaxing by the pool and dining under the stars whilst listening to one's favourite CD.

The colours are simple, creams and stone, with a flagged floor than runs throughout. The shutters are painted in pale pistachio and bright magenta has been introduced throughout the soft furnishings and dining chairs which give a shock of brilliance to the colour scheme. Large French style doors lead from every area to the pool terrace which offers a perfect place to relax for every part of the day. Sun loungers surrounding the pool, shaded areas to dine and a huge oak tree to give shade whilst playing a game of chess or backgammon, or simply enjoying the evening breeze over a good book and a glass of wine.

The Mani House is located in a large piece of land which has been planted with colourful indigenous plants, shrubs and trees. The stone paths, steps and walkways meander through the property and below is an area beneath an old oak tree which gives the most wonderful shade in the heat of the day which draws up a cool breeze from the sea below.

The property is very well located in terms of accessing the beach and tavernas, shops and cafes which are all a short drive away.

The Mani House is really exceptional

What makes this villa unique

-This beautiful Villa is located on the coast of Mani, 500 m from the sea. Overlooking Skoutari-Gulf it offers excellent views of the Mediterranean and the mountains.

-The unique unspoiled traditional village is offering the perfect place for relaxation, in harmony with a splendid view of Paganea gulf

-Traditional architecture and warm colors emphasize the villa's special atmosphere, where guests straight away feel at ease.

-Relax away from the noise of the city

-Swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mani's peninsula sea.

-Taste the local cuisine.

-Visit ancient Greek and Byzantine monuments.

-Enjoy traditional Greek hospitality.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Luxuriöses, großzügiges, an einem Berghang gelegenes Landhaus auf einem weiträumigen Grundstück mit schattiger Terasse, großem Panorama-Pool (bis ca. 2,40m tief), Grillplatz und funktionstüchtigem Bäckerofen. Die im Internet zu findenden recht schönen Fotografien werden von der Realität eher übertroffen. Sehr ursprüngliche, durch Berge und die typischen, festungsgleichen Steinhäuser geprägte Region im südlichsten Teil des Peloponnes und somit auch neben Tarifa in Andalusien südlichsten Teil des Europäischen Festlandes,in der über Jahrhunderte der Begriff Vendetta und die Seeräuberei eine Rolle spielten.

Der im ersten Moment erhebliche Preis erscheint uns nach 10 Tagen entspanntem Aufenthalt gerechtfertigt. Unschlagbar ist der spektakuläre Ausblick nach Süden über die Skoutari-Bucht sowie nach Westen über den nahen Kirchturm hinweg bis zum ca. 60km entfernten Taigetos-Bergland bei Sparta (bis 2400m).

Extra erwähnenswert ist auch die hochwertige, vom guten Geschmack des Landlords zeugende Einrichtung des Hauses. Für Selbstversorger läßt die Einrichtung und Ausstattung der Küche keine Wünsche offen. Im Erdgeschoss befinden sich drei Doppelzimmer mit jeweils separatem Badezimmer und Zugang zur Terrasse. Desweiteren befinden sich hier ein großzügiger Wohnbereich sowie ein Esstisch für 8 Personen. Im Obergeschoss ist ein weiteres Doppelzimmer mit Bad und Balkon. In allen Bereichen finden sich Klima-Anlagen oder Ventilatoren. Beachtenswert ist auch daß ausgefeilte Lichtdesign. Im Untergeschoss ist eine Garage für bis zu 4 PKW.

Ein PKW ist auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert und kann nach telefonischer Rücksprache mit dem Vermieter im 20 km entferntem Glythio ausgeliehen werden. (z.B. Seat Córdoba für 40 Euro pro Tag).Hier sind auch die nächsten Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, medizinische Versorgung, Polizei und Geldautomaten. Als typischer Hafenort finden sich hier auch zahlreiche Tavernen.

Die nächsten Sandstrände sind ca. 4 min Autofahrt entfernt, bekannt sind die ca. 15min entfernten Strände von Mavrovouni.

Unsere Halbtagsausflüge nach Tenaron, Mistras, Monemvasia und in die Tropfsteinhöhlen von Diros waren kurzweilig und abenteuerbeladen, sollten aber wegen der Mittagshitze erst ab 15 Uhr oder am frühen Vormittag in Angriff genommen werden.

Fazit: Sehr gut eingerichtetes Ferienhaus im gehobenen Preissegment mit perfektem Swimmingpool und unschlagbarer Aussicht für bis zu 8 automobile Gäste in einer sehr ursprünglichen Gegend

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Githio in East Mani

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom's bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Green bedroom's bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Middle bedroom's bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Tower's bedroom bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are equipped with hairdryer, Soap, Bath foam, and Shampoo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite, with open wordrobe and fire place
    The Middle bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite
    The green bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite
    The tower's bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ensuite. Double sofa bed, absolutely solid & comfortable,
  • with an extra topper-mattress made of memory foam. Privileged with a panoramic view of the infinity pool, overlooking the bay and the opposite mountain. -All bedrooms have their wardrobes and bathrooms as well as air-condition units, and mosquito screens.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
-Wi-Fi is available for all guests -Fishing in deep open sea with a local fishing boat, if aranged prior to your arrival


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Luxury spacious stone villa with large infinity pool & breath taking views
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Amazing place, amazing house, one of our best holidays!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Mani House in the summer of 2016. We were attracted by the beautiful stone house and the trip was worth it. The property was indeed beautiful and maintained at excellent standards. The infinity pool offered amazing views during the whole day and night. The TV/stereo set up was very advanced and broadcasted at the pool area too. The living room was really cozy and the kitchen fully equipped with high standard appliances (SMEG fridge). The bedrooms all had their own bathroom each decorated in different colors from the others, A/C and window nets.

The house in general was very spacious and we did not feel that it was crammed, it rather gave us a sense of comfort and relaxation throughout.

The house is located at the end of a small village, which means you need to have a car to go to the beach or to a taverna, but even so, it is totally worth the visit!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Wonderful and relaxing vacations in kriviana villa in Mani! Would strongly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We drove from Athens to the Mani House by car. The instructions we had been provided with were very clear and the roads comfortable and safe. We arrived at a beautiful house, incredibly picturesque. The garden and pool were amazing and the facilities offered (en suite rooms plus extra WC, walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom, A/C, dvd, cd player, bbq) more than we could ask for. The house is built in a combination of modern and local architectural touches, which gave a sense of cleanliness but also coziness.

The owner gave us an excellent guide to the local area (beaches, shops, tavernas) upon our arrival and was very helpful with all our queries.

An excellent villa to relax, enjoy the views and the tranquility of the little village of Kalyvia, but also a good base to explore the surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Spectacular views, comfortable well equipped house

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property for a restful stay. The house is well equipped, well maintained and comfortable, and the pool is as good as it looks in the photos. George Iasemidis (the owner) was always very quick and helpful in his responses before we arrived. During our stay he was also very responsive and most helpful, and there are good instructions and suggestions re local facilities provided in the house. I would certainly recommend this property to family and friends. You do need a car if you are going to stay here - it is quite isolated which is an advantage in terms of peace and quiet, provided you have your own transport.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Tranquilité et confort

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été accueillis par le propriétaire de la villa qui connait très bien la région et nous a conseillés sur les (très) bonnes adresses où profiter des superbes paysages et de l'excellente cuisine locale.Notre hote a fait preuve de beaucoup de discrétion et d'attentions (les CD de chansons françaises !...)

La région a beaucoup de caractère et la villa de par son architecture s'y intègre parfaitement ; la demeure est très agréable et spacieuse, on y déambule aisément et il fait bon y vivre. Tout est très bien conçu et rien ne manque. La vue est époustouflante, incite au voyage et la piscine semble ne faire qu'une avec la mer.

Le village est très calme, et la villa dispose d'un grand terrain permettant un relatif isolement.

De nombreuses plages sont accessibles en quelques minutes ; elles sont peu fréquentées et l'ambiance y est calme et conviviale à la fois.

Les commerces permettent également de s'approvisionner en très bons produits peu chers (les viandes , légumes et poissons sont d'un rapport qualité prix imbattable), préparés dans la grande cuisine de la villa ou son barbecue.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Lovely home, well set out, incredible views.

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful home, one of the best we have stayed in in Europe. Great use of stone. the Pool was just lovely and inviting with the most incredible views. The property and photos were accurate and as per the listing. Spotlessly clean and maintained. The owner was helpful in any requests we made.

This area was quiet and peaceful and good for people who want to get away from the tourist traffic. We found a wonderful swimming spot only a few minutes from the villa.

The only things we could fault would be the TV. Maybe provide either 1 or 2 channels in English or a few extra DVD's in English and some soft covers on the outside deck chairs.

There was no Wi-Fi in this area but that could be regarded as a plus if you want to be free of this nuisance.

Overall we were more than happy and would come back again someday in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Thank you for your comments. I am always taking into consideration guests remarks aiming to improve the quality of the rendered services. We were very happy to have you as our guests and would love to see you visit us again. By next year Wi-Fi, as well as, soft covers on the deck chairs by the pool will be available. As far as English tv chanels, they are actually 4 to 5 but have to be traced among 180 different chanels of other languages."
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Nearest Airport
90.3 Kilometres
Kalamata airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
90.3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
90.3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
90 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Kamares, Skoutari
Car: necessary

MANI HOUSE (Ktima Kriviana)


Areopoli has an austere look and plenty of towers and churches. Its name (town of Ares, ancient God of war) was bestowed for its efforts in the war of independence. You can enjoy your coffee at the main square which is the centre of life in the town and a great place to watch people.

The town sights are plenty. Its narrow alleys and cobbled streets are the photographer’s dream and, being a historic town, there are a number of places worth visiting:

1-Areopoli Museum 2-Kapetanakis tower, 3-Mavromihalis Tower museum, (four story tower), 4-“Church of “Taxiarhon" (17th century).

Diros caves. They are among the most important natural sites in Greece and with great archaeological significance. The tour inside the cave is done with small gondolas.

Horse riding

At Diros, you can enjoy horse riding in “Mani horses». Horse-trekking is organized in the mountains or by the sea for small groups for one or more Tel: +306944430642, +306979049190

“Gerolimenas” , picturesque small coastal village at the southern end of the Mani Peninsula,. One of the remotest settlements in the Peloponnese, with pebbly beach, and fresh fish taverns. Do not miss to visit for a coffee, the hotel “Kirimai” which is the result of restored old store buildings, used at old times to cover the transportation needs of the port.

Vathia or Vatheia, is a little town in Laconia, Greece, on the Mani Peninsula. It is part of the municipal unit Oitylo. Rarely is such a beauty encountered: a traditional residential district of Manι, full of towers. Vathia is located 65 Km from Kalyvia village and it is one of the most dramatic villages in Mani. It is famous for its grand towers. Vatheia is situated in a hilly setting, and is linked with the road running north to Areopoli and Kalamata and south to Cape Tenaro/Matapan.

Cape Tainaron, the Mythical Gate to Hades

Heading towards southern Peloponnese, the shift from the prefecture of Messenia to that of Laconia is clearly reflected in the landscape. From evergreen hills and picturesque villages built at the shore of a beautiful blue sea to wild and dominating scenery composed of naked from Vegetation Mountains, tower-houses built with the local stone and emerald seawaters. There is definitely a sensation of mystery in this unique region of Greece, the region of Mani.

Cape Tainaron, is situated in the peninsula of Mani in southern Peloponnese, having the Laconian Gulf in its east and the Messenian Gulf in its west. The cape took its name from the mythical hero and son of Zeus, Taenarus, who was believed to have built a town named after him at the narrow isthmus located near the tip of the peninsula

At the same region, one can find the Cave of Hades, also known as the Gate to Hades, which —according to the ancient Greek Mythology— was the gate to the Underworld and it was guarded by Cerberus, a monstrous three-headed hound with brazen voice, which prevented the Dead from escaping. This is the cave through which Hercules descended to the Underworld to kidnap and bring Cerberus to Earth for his twelfth labor, and Orpheus to bring back to life his beloved wife, Eurydice.

"Monemvasia", is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small peninsula off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The peninsula is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300m wide and 1 km long the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period. The seat of the municipality is the town Molaoi.

The town's name derives from two Greek words, mone and emvasia, meaning "single entrance". Its Italian form, Malvasia, gave its name to Malmsey wine. Monemvasia's nickname is the

Gibraltar of the East or The Rock.

Gythio (Gythion, Gytheio, Gytheion)

According to some, the Phoenicians are regarded as the founders of the city and probably introduced the worship of Aphrodite Megonitida. Today represents the capital of Mani. It is the second largest city (4600 inhabitants) in Laconia after Sparta and the seat of an eparchy. The Ancient theatre (Gythion-Gytheio)

The ancient theatre of Gythion lies to the north of the modern city, close to the ancient town. It is a Roman theatre and consists one of the most important archaeological sites of the area. It was initially built in the 1st century, but it was renovated under the Roman emperor Augustus.

The island of Kranai (Gythion)

The ancient Marathonissi , is a low rocky islet, joined to the coast by a narrow pier built in 1898. It was a port of call for the Phoenicians when fishing for purple - dye. The Phoenicians went so far as to build a temple to Aphrodite on the island, which is also the place where Paris and Helen spent their first night when fleeing from Sparta by ship to Troy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Githio, Peloponnese

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £718.06

1- Refundable deposit in Euro: A minimum of Euro 800
2-Advance payment 40%, or full payment if booking is within 8 weeks
3-Maximum free electricity consumption 150-kilo watt per week of stay
. overcharge of 0.20 euro per watt will be charged if the above limit per week
is exceeded
4-Optional use of central heating on winter time, with a charge of Euro 50,00 per day
(usually beginning on mid-November, lasting roughly till end of March)
5-Check in time 15.00
6-Check out time 10.00
7-Minimum stay: One week
8-Adequate holiday insurance covering you and all members of your party must
be arranged prior to departure and taken with you when you travel
This is a condition of renting "Mani house".
9-The cost for periods exceeding two weeks is subject for an agreement on a case
by case basis

If you wish to cancel your booking, we must receive notice in writing from the person who signed the original contract. We will ask you to pay cancellation charges on the scale set out below. These charges reflect our estimated loss that we incur as a result of dealing with your contract to the point of cancellation. You may be able to claim under your travel insurance policy.
Period before you leave
which we receive written notice Amount of cancellation
charge shown as % of total
More than 56 days Deposit only
22 to 56 days 50%
11 to 21 days 75%
4 to 10 days 90%
0 to 3 days 100%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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