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“The location of Kyrimai Hotel, is right on Gerolimenas bay, close to the tip of the Mani peninsular, so it feels like a true sanctuary. Family-owned since 1870, this stone mansion mixes old-fashioned charm with all mod cons and a homely atmosphere. This is a great choice for romance, history and seclusion - one thing that really stands out is the peace. Come here to switch off all digital devices, as well as your mind.”
Minutes from Greece’s southernmost tip, the Kyrimai Hotel overlooks the sheltered Bay of Gerolimenas set in a converted ship chandler’s centre dating back to the 1870s. Just over two hours from Kalamata airport, the Kyrimai exudes romantic seclusion surrounded by Byzantine ruins in the arid landscape of the Peloponnese.
Be lulled to sleep by the waves in one of the hotel’s 22 rooms all of which include vintage-style interiors. Luxurious furnishings whisper of a nautical past and complement stunning views of the Maniot Sea.
Breakfast at Kyrimai is a highlight with platters of Mediterranean delicacies. Dinner at the hotel restaurant has no set menu, it offers traditional Mani recipes with only the freshest regional produce.
The Kyrimai is ideally located for guests to trek to dramatic Cape Tainaron, where the Ioanian and Aegean seas meet, or to visit the ruins at Kardamyli and Mystras. Alternatively, swim off the hotel’s jetty which promises crystal-clear snorkelling.