Limeni at Mani
Picturesque little Limeni is just three km from Areopolis. It is a quaint little fishing village and well protected from prevailing winds. Limeni has tall Mani’s houses, proud towers and traditional fish taverns lapped by the waves on the shore. Its crystal clear waters from undercurrent of fresh water that finds its way into the little cove make Limeni a favourite spot for a swim, especially among the locals, who weave confidently between the rocks.
Lemeni was the Mavromihalis family stronghold and site of their palace, as such it played a significant role in the struggle for independence in 1821.The church of Panagia Vrettis and its bell-tower make an impressive sight by the shore. A short walk in Limeni further along by the rocks brings you to Apidima and Kalamakia where recent archaeological excavations have unearthed major Palaeolithic finds, including a human skeleton from 300,000 years ago and the fossilised bones of prehistoric animals.
Limeni is one of the most attractive and liveliest villages in Mani.