A stay in any of our three traditional Mani homes offers our guests a unique experience in holiday home rental. As a result of our own extensive travel experiences we have made every effort to furnish our houses as if they were homes, rather than a rental facility.
Villa Leftkron lies on 950 sqm of landscaped grounds enclosed by a stone wall. It is oriented to take advantage of the refreshing sea breezes, and views of Stoupa Bay, the Taygetos mountains, and the olive groves below.
The ground floor has a large living room with a cathedral ceiling, stairs leading up to a loft and two tall French doors facing the sea. Separated by an archway, is the spacious fully-equipped kitchen. Two patios, off from the kitchen and living room, are ideal for al fresco dining. The ground floor also has a full-sized bathroom.
Upstairs, leading off from the loft, are two bedrooms, each with a balcony, overlooking the mountains, olive-groves and coastline. There is another bathroom off the loft.
STOUPA VILLAGE: The three beaches of Stoupa are all very close to Villa Lefktron. Two of the beaches have very fine sand. The third beach, Halikoura, has small pebbles and is an ideal place for snorkeling. All three are child friendly because of the shallow waters near the shore. Umbrellas and sunbeds are available for rental at daily or weekly rates. There are some cafes just off the beaches that offer cold drinks and light meals for lunch. Kayaks and pedaloes can be rented from either Stoupa or Kalogria beach. Small motor boats are also available for rental on Stoupa beach. Because Stoupa is a small village, everything is within an easy walk. In addition to the cafes, you will find numerous restaurants, fine gift shops, a rental shop where you can rent anything from fans to bicycles, and a pharmacy. For more adventurous souls, cars, bicycles, and motor scooters can also be rented in the village.
EXCURSIONS: Stoupa is in the middle of a very beautiful area. Along the coast, there are several other charming villages to visit, (Kardamili, Agios Nikolaos, Agios Dimitrios, and Trachila). Each is unique and all are well worth a visit. There is a paved path along the coastline between Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos. It is specifically for either pedestrian or bicycle use, and is about 2 km in length. It offers wonderful sea views with a mountain background.
In a distance from 4-18 km. from Stoupa, there are lovely mountain villages to explore that take you back in time to 50 years ago. Most of them have a small taverna or two where you can stop and enjoy dishes prepared with local products. There are two separate loops that can be driven. Each of them passes through several villages and you can take anywhere from one hour to all day to complete your journey.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: The area is rich in wild flowers almost all year round. During the spring and autumn, there are various interesting walks in the area. There are local books available that describe the most popular walks. In Kardamili, there is a mountaineering shop that offers guided mountain tours and bicycle tours. Scuba diving is also centered in Kardamili.