Kafiona

The petrol station on the main road

Kafiona

Kafiona is a small settlement next to the main road in West Mani, Peloponnese. The village is located on a slightly elevated ground, roughly in the middle between Mezapos and Pyrgos Dirou. The settlement consists of around twenty stone houses with big yards and is surrounded by valley and olive groves. Most of the houses, in the village, are renovated or new buildings in classic Maniot architecture - of gray stone and somewhat fortress like appearance. Unlike other villages in Mani, there are not so many abandoned and ruined houses and stone towers. Tourists will find rooms and even entire houses for rent, some of which offer splendid views towards the sea and the surrounding valley.

The shore, which is one kilometer away, is steep and rocky, unsuitable for swimming or sunbathing. Between the sea and Kafiona lies relatively flat land, with patches of olive gardens and traversed by a few dirt roads. At the south end of the village can be found a 13th century church of Agio Ioanio which is well preserved and recently renovated. A interesting thing about this church is that it has a small church, dedicated to Agios Vasiliou, built connected to the south outer wall. People who dare to explore the barren surrounding on foot, will find even more old churches, well preserved and with nicely painted walls.

Kafiona has a petrol station and car service located at the main road. It is a good starting point for exploration of Mani.
highlights: small settlement with renovated and traditional homes and two interconnected churches, village in Mani Region, Peloponnese, Greece
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The petrol station on the main road

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