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Discover the family-run Citta dei Nicliani hotel, located in Greece’s Mani Peninsula and surrounded by olive trees. Built during the mid-18th century, the property is a listed building and its exposed stone walls and wooden ceiling beams hark back to this historic heritage.
All of the rooms feature terracotta tiled or wooden floors and rustic stone walls hung with engravings. Decorated in calming pastel colours, each room is a relaxing sanctuary, enhanced by soft lighting and luxury bed linens. Timeless and Grande room types are comprised of two levels, while some of the rooms are complete with private terraces. The hotel boasts a characterful Tower House building which lies just 4km west of Koita, in the centre of the village of Stavri. This accommodation can house up to eight guests in its two bedrooms and is complete with a fully equipped kitchen, a swimming pool in the garden and a fireplace for the cooler seasons.
Dining at Citta dei Nicliani is an authentic Greek experience and the restaurant offers dishes based on traditional recipes, created using fresh produce. The hotel has an extensive cellar featuring a variety of Greek wines which can be expertly paired with the delicious meals available.
The Mani region is rich in natural beauty, making it the perfect location for following winding hiking routes and visiting impressive scenery such as Vikos Gorge and the caves of Divors. For those interested in the area's history, there are many ancient monuments and Byzantine churches to explore. Guests can enjoy wine tasting tours, whether in the hotel itself or at local wineries. In the autumn months, visitors can visit local olive oil presses and watch the way Greek Olive Oil is produced - an option which is complementary for those staying at Citta dei Nicliani.
Why we love it
If guests choose a fish course for dinner, they are sometimes invited to meet the fishermen as they arrive on the port and can pick their own catch straight from the boat.
Kate L, Original Traveller