The fishing village of Limeni, is one of the most attractive villages in Mani. The picturesque, seaside village with the charming old stone house-towers has remained untouched over the years. It is located in the southern Peloponnese, just 3 km from Areopolis and 27 km from Gythio.
Limeni is an historic village. It is Mavromichalis’ family stronghold and site of their palace. Petrobey Mavromichalis was Mani’s last ruler (Bey), who played a leading role during the revolutionary and post-revolutionary times. The palace with the four-storey tower and its arched openings, along with the picturesque church of Agios Sostis, the church of Agios Nikolaos and the ruined church of Panagia Bretti are the village's most interesting attractions. Visitors also have the chance to see the tomb and the bust of the famous military leader and politician. In a short walking distance from Limeni is Apidima and Kalamakia where recent archaeological excavations have unearthed major Paleolithic finds, including a human skeleton dated over 300,000 years and the fossilized bones of prehistoric animals.
In Limeni you can find crystal clear blue waters although most of the beach is rocky, even in the sea. If you prefer sandy beaches, you can visit the sandy beach between Neo Itilo and Karavostasi. Traditional tavernas by the sea offer a great view and they quite famous for the fresh fish they serve. In recent years the village has a great tourist development. It is a great place for relaxation and swimming. Limeni is a 4-hour drive from Athens and a 2-hour drive from Kalamata. In the village as well as in the surrounding area you can find many hotels and rooms to let.