Villa Vager Mani

Villa Vager Mani is Villa Vager's newest boutique hotel in the Southern Peloponnese between Kardamili and Kalamata. Built on a soaring olive-crowned hill above the village of Megali Mantinia, the hotel commands spectacular views of the Gulf of Messinia, the mountain Taigetos and the Rintomou Gorge.

Only two kilometres from Santova Beach, this is the perfect location for an exceptional holiday, in addition it is also only a 20-minute drive from the picturesque village of Kardamilli, former home of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor. The hotel itself was once a fortified mansion dating back to 1858. It has been designated by the Greek Ministry of Culture as 'a work of art' and a historical monument of extreme importance - an excellent example of post revolution residence in north Mani.

Why we like it

This is a boutique hotel owned and managed by Marina Vager and her family. Expect a high level of customer experience and attentive service from all the kind staff.


Villa Vager Mani is actually a historic Mani Tower. It has only four suites, all individually decorated with cool stone built interiors. Each suite has sea views best viewed from the large private balconies, perfect for watching the sunset. All with Super King or King size beds, modern bathrooms and air conditioning. The suites have large private outdoor spaces, some of them with private terraces with different views. The combination of an exquisite decor, the amenities, service and experiences, merging with the comfort, tranquillity and the views is a winning mix.

  • Complimentary mini bar and tea and expresso coffee
  • Local Tavernas located within easy walking distance from Villa Vager Mani
  • Child friendly gardens for younger guests to stretch their legs
  • Homemade breakfast is a sumptuous affair, with locally made marmalades and sweets


Santova beach is ideal for families with a choice of restaurants. There are watersports available including snorkelling, diving and kayaking. Cycling can also be arranged.

There are a number of sites to visit whilst staying in Villa Vager Mani including; the Diros Cave (one of the best stalactite and stalagmite caves in Europe), ancient Messini, Pilos, Costa Navarino and Voidokilia, one of the most photographed beaches in Greece, the Taygetos mountain and Kalamata Town, with its large squares, open air railway museum and other sites.


The hotel is situated in the Southern Peloponnese between Kardamili and Kalamata and only minutes by road from Santova beach. The hotel is set in the hillside village of Great Mantineia where it enjoys a cooling mountain breeze. The hotel commands spectacular views of the Gulf of Messinia, the Taygetos mountain and the Rintomou Gorge.

The area of Mani is well known for its beautiful lunar landscape, olive groves, rugged hills, blue waters and small seaside villages with traditional tavernas. Such a combination of gastronomy, history and beauty makes it one of the most perfect places to visit in Greece. The nearest airport at Kalamata is serviced by British Airways and Easyjet. Athens is 190 kilometres away or a four hour drive away.


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