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Eastern Mani

  
  
  
  

Greece Travel Guide|Places to visit

Drosopigi is one of the most famous villages of Eastern Mani, but the beauty, history and the house that just had to be put on the tourist map of the most searched travel Peloponnese.


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In the shadow of the old Tserovas the Drosopigi got its name from the source that was the reason to move to the village well below the summit of Mt. The wooded slopes of oak host today this tiny village give generously to enjoy the authentic nature and tranquility that are so necessary now - the sea views from Gytheion until Kotrona is indeed magical. From the old village there are only ruins that testify to its history. from where the attempted capture of Mani, and Hajji Osman in 1779 AD, and Ibrahim in 1826. It is only ten kilometers from Areopoli and twenty of Gytheion. Twenty are the people who live here permanently in the winter and this summer the dynamic Drosopigites returned to the village for holidays and over 40 children playing in the square at noon. There, under the big tree beside the source, and operates the only restaurant-cafe, "Drosopigi", which serves delicious local recipes such as pasta cock with candied and wild greens, kefalounia, lunacy made omelet.

The settlement has so characterized traditional Mani tower houses the imposing anastylonontai exclusively with stone and wood. Three churches adorn the village, with this most important of the Assumption, one-room church with frescoes from the 18th century. In the lovely restored olive press, the visitor learns the traditional way of processing the olives, and a marked path leads to 15 minutes at the archaeological site of the Old Karyoupolis. The Drosopigi is definitely the ideal base for exploring the Mani or for endless walks on the beach of Skoutari, the nearest beach (just 8 km).

Indeed, the village has recently acquired its own hostel. Made of stone and wood, «Philothea Guesthouse» (6948729197, www.philothea.gr) can accommodate up to four families (4-6 people). With unobstructed views of the mountains and the sea, provides a sense of total privacy and tranquility. Each house (area 55-65 sq.m.) has a spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi, living room with fully equipped kitchen, fireplace and two sofas beds, another bathroom and a veranda with panoramic sea and the village. For more than 4 people is ideal houses of the first floor, plus a small loft with two mattresses for children. The hostel has been created with great respect for the environment, uses methods in geothermal heating-cooling system and accepts pets.