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Staying at Chara Houses in Mani

Staying at Chara Houses in Mani, promises a unique and enriching experience, combining stunning natural beauty with rich history and traditional charm. 

If you are looking for a memorable getaway in the Peloponnese that’s filled with relaxation, adventure and cultural experiences, these authentic seaside homes are the perfect choice for a beautiful escape – from June through to late October, as the weather in this charming part of mainland Greece remains hot and sea temperatures stay warm through to autumn. 

Located on a stunning stretch of coastline, Chara Houses, only steps away from the beach, is a private and gated property that features five spacious homes that can accommodate up to seven guests, making it perfect for family holidays, friend group trips- or yoga, artist and writers retreats.

Featuring traditional Maniot architecture that blends in perfectly with modern comforts, the exterior is characterised by colourful facades, stone walls, wooden beams, and terracotta roofing, while the cozy interior is a haven of warmth and relaxation. Boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen – Chara Houses is ideal for longer stays. 

You will also find plantation shutter windows, Juliet balconies, and covered terraces that offer panoramic views of the nearby lush gardens with hammocks and plenty of space for play, and most importantly the nearby sea, reminding guests they are mere moments away from the quiet and sandy Kalamakia beach, where they are also given their own umbrella and sunbeds – allowing for endless hours of swimming and sunbathing every day. 

What makes family-run Chara Houses so special is the serenity, and fresh, invigorating air filled with the scent of the sea and wild local herbs; not to mention its attentive host Lazarus, who ensures guests are comfortable, and always happy to share where to savour fresh local cuisine, including some traditional seaside fish taverns that are within walking distance. As well as revealing other nearby places to discover, such as Areopoli and Gytheion town, and the picture-perfect Limeni fishing village, or the famous Diros caves, which are only 25 minutes away. 

Once a week, Lazarus also hosts BBQ nights for his guests, where they can experience an authentic village-style gathering filled with local homemade dishes using fresh vegetables and herbs from the property’s pristine garden.  

And if that’s not enough, what will make this stay most memorable is waking up each day to the peaceful and gentle sound of waves lapping against the sandy shore and the golden rays of the sun illuminating the azure waters of the Mediterranean, which is guaranteed through to September and October, making it the ideal time to enjoy more outdoor activities such as kayaking and cycling in Skoutari Bay, horse riding at Charia village, and strolling around Vatheia village – also perfect for those who want to avoid the peak summer crowds.

Each house comes with…

  • Private parking 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Airconditioning
  • Washing machine 
  • TV
  • Housekeeping every 3 days
  • Linen & towels

A: Skoutari, Mani, Laconia 



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