Easter in Mani, a unique and authentic experience

Mani in Spring is magical, and one of the most spectacularly flowery places in Europe. The blooming nature is everywhere. The ancient olive groves, stone houses, cobblestone alleys, fields, hillsides and cliffs are all brightly coloured with flowers purple and gold. The Greek Easter in Mani is a unique experience, not only for the blooming and breathtaking landscapes but also for the local customs!

Bassa Maina Villas & Suites, invites you to experience and celebrate the Greek Easter in the most authentic way, surrounded by nature, culture and history.

During the Greek Orthodox Holy week you will enjoy the authentic Easter traditions. On Holy Thursday the local women are kneading the traditional breads, with a special dough, seven times kneaded (lambriatikes kouloures). 

The next day, on Holy Friday, you can follow the procession of the adorned with flowers Epitaphios in Areopolis, in a unique and solemn atmosphere.

The evening of  Anastasi (Resurrection) is a memorable experience. Fireworks illuminate the sky of Mani, while everyone is holding candles lit by the Holy fire. After the midnight Divine Liturgy enjoy the best ever traditional Easter delicacy, Magiritsa. It’s a delicious Greek Easter Soup with lamb pluck, in a tasty egg lemon sauce.

The celebrations on Easter Sunday are full of joy and excitement with the taste of renowned local flavors, traditional music, and dance. 

But once inside your private villa, tradition transforms to ultra-modern comfort: unobstructed views to the Mediterranean, private terraces, exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, heavenly comfortable beds, and designer furniture, decoration and lighting fixtures and outdoor heated Jacuzzis. All villas and suites exude refined elegance and subtle sophistication, bedazzling the eye with their aesthetics and home-like ambiance.

For those wishing to explore more, there are many natural attractions, monuments, and villages at a short distance from Bassa Maina, including the incredibly scenic Areopoli, with the stone houses and cobblestone alleys, Limeni, with its beautiful fish taverns right by the water, and the stunning Diros Caves. This unique natural monument is really an underground complex with a subterranean river and exquisite formations of stalactites and stalagmites, formed millions of years ago, inhabited since Neolithic times and not fully explored to this day.

Further to the south, there is Vathia, with the impressive tower houses, and Cape Tainaro, which is the southernmost point of continental Europe, while to the east, the scenic Nyfi is also definitely worth a visit.

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