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Mani family vacation Greece

Globetrotters in slow motion

Slow travel in the family and kid friendly side of the Peloponnese

“Passing by you see Mani in three days, walking in three months and to see its soul you need three lives. One for the sea, one for its mountains and one for its people”, notes Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor in his travel journeys in an attempt to describe Mani. Made of stone and light, it did not randomly affect the lives of great travel authors and globetrotters, such as Fermor, who spent half of his life there, or Kazantzakis, who wrote “Zorba the Greek” inspired by the serene Mani coast.

Wild at first sight, with cypresses and olive trees reaching the white-pebble coast in Kardamili, thyme and oregano spreading their smells around sandy Kalogria and Stoupa, castles and towers narrating glorious stories from the medieval times and the years of the Greek Upheaval, Mani helps people to unfold and feel at home; to rediscover themselves away from the rhythms of our rather hectic life and start appreciating the details.

MAMAKITA will introduce you to a range of experiences you are able to live in the area with kids, at the pace you seek. Art courses, farming, olive oil tasting, hiking, sailing or sea kayaking in the Messenian Gulf will be offered to you as possible options, but you will choose how you will appreciate your time, the views, the smells, the colors, the sounds, the tastes and the people in order to return home richer in knowledge, understanding and value.

Are you ready to get a feel for the land that made world globetrotters slow down?

Plan your custom family itinerary with the guidance of MAMAKITA travel advisors or select from our suggested itineraries below and find the best places to stay and the best things to do in Greece with kids.  BOOK NOW

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Slow travel in Mani

(from 7 days)

From 850€*

Ideal for all seasons and all ages, accommodation in Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Mansion, around Kardamyli, Stoupa and Messinian Mani, hidden beaches, photo tours, Mani towers, peak summer months to be avoided.

*All rates include accommodation (selection standards listed here) per adult in middle season as well as travel guidebook created by MAMAKITA as a result of firsthand experiences to facilitate your trip with all relevant information and tips for travelling in the area with kids, maps & directions, restaurants & taverns, as well as necessary contacts.