The Magnificent Mani

A number of years ago I wrote about the Mani Peninsula and how every Mani's home is ...well...his castle! And nothing has changed and it is still so and even more so. There is quite a bit of construction going on here on the Mani and I can understand why. It is one of the… Continue reading The Magnificent Mani

Akrogiali Beach – Restaurants

This small and sleepy village of Akrogiali - "the end of the beach" still has a number of good restaurants to choose from. The day of our arrival when we could not find our apartment we stopped at the Taverna Akrogiali and the owner took my husband in his own car to show him where… Continue reading Akrogiali Beach – Restaurants

Ancient Messene

Wow! One of the best sites we have ever visited in Greece! The site is massive with a number of active archaeological digs happening when we were visiting. We walked for quite a while so be sure to bring hats, water and wear good shoes as the ground [as is the case with most ancient… Continue reading Ancient Messene

The Akrogiali Beach Apartments

Yes, I know this is the second of that name on this trip but what better way to spend time than 'at the end of the beach' as the name means! This is the small village of Akrogiali! We arrived mid-afternoon to be greeted by our hostess, given our keys, and instructions. We were weary… Continue reading The Akrogiali Beach Apartments

The Sunset Beach Hotel

Another 'feels-like-home' family run hotel, the Sunset Beach Hotel, has been a favorite of ours since we stumbled upon it in 2012. It is one of the best run, most well kept, and beautiful hotels in Greece and just a short drive from Athens. The winding street coming into the small town of Xiropigado gives… Continue reading The Sunset Beach Hotel

To Xiropigado

Wow! it was a short but eventful drive from Loutraki to Sunset Beach Hotel in Xiropigado. We stopped to replenish our wine supplies at the beautiful little winery [Ktima Bairaktaris Winery] we found in Nemea and found a rally car convention at the winery. As driving is 'our thing' we decided to stop and discuss… Continue reading To Xiropigado

Maistrali Restrauant – Loutraki

Our favorite restaurant in Loutraki sits beside the Gulf of Corinth. The blustery wind and the high waves made an exciting dinner time show! The sunset was spectacular! I again opted for the pork souvlaki and my husband again had the eggplant with beef in a dish. Our wait staff were jovial and funny as… Continue reading Maistrali Restrauant – Loutraki

Diolkos Studios Hotel -Loutraki

Named after the ancient site of Diolkos our hosts have owned this hotel since we stayed here in 2015 with our kids and grand-kids. They have made some major improvements and upgrades to an already great hotel. Sitting on a lovely spot on the sea with most rooms having a sea view and some facing… Continue reading Diolkos Studios Hotel -Loutraki

On the road to and from Loutraki

The drive to Loutraki was awesome. The high mountains, winding roads, goats and general driving experience suited us. From the valley of the 'greek salad' to the high mountains we drove past ancient Olympia, Pyrgos and Corinth. As we arrived in Loutraki we drove along the seashore to our hotel. The waves were high and… Continue reading On the road to and from Loutraki