During the years that Ed and Gunilla were walking in the area, they discovered many good places to 'take a break'. They took us to some of them during the Parea walks they arranged. As many of us enjoy walking but have been unable to join the Parea walks, we asked them if they would help us compile a list of good places to take a break, for the Parea sti Mani website, so others could benefit.
You may know other places to recommend and unfortunately some places change, not always for the better, so please help us to keep it up to date, for the benefit of all walkers. Additional information such as 'only open lunchtime' or contact names and phone numbers for meals, would be helpful.
The list is more or less in geographic order from Voreio heading south
Voreio nice tavern at the beautiful square, open only summer
Kambos Miranda's taverna, where you get a nice meal.
Stavropighi a kafeneion with good servings and reasonable prices.
Tseria 'TO STEKITOU MICHAELIS' : " We are open every day 8.30am till bedtime! Grilled food, pizza, and some oven food on offer, as well as coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, salads and appetizers. You will find us near the plateia of the Taxiarchon , in the upper village . tel: 6937936560 WiFi available" (March 2017)
Exochori Pefko taverna is open from 9:00am. New management 2015. Coffee--salads --grills
Tel 27210 75178 (April 2015)
Exochori Hotel Farragi Excellent view from upper terrace and wonderful food - a cool spot in the heat of summer 27210 73001 (August 2016)
Saidhona Η Καρύδια (=walnuttree) is a kafeneion and taverna. It is on the lower road. Tel 27210 73877
Proastio Reopened kafeneion/taverna (η παρέα). Simple food (recommended tsatsiki, souvlaki ,chips, salad), warm welcome
and an unusual decor. Yiorgos speaks English and special requests of simple roasts or casseroles can
be made by phoning a few days ahead, which Voula cooks beautifully 27210 73206
Open every day from 8 am until around 22.30 every day PICTURE
On the right, on the way up to the village, opp the shop , just past the spring (May 2015)
Kastania Taverna "Klimataria" in the lower square, Tel. 27210 77104.
Kastania Kria Vrysi( ΚΡΥΑ ΒΡΥΣΗ)i n the upper square, by the spring Opened under new management mid 2016 Open for lunch/dinner & planning to be open all year 69785 88222 (August 2016)
Neohori two kafeneions, one at the market, the other at the church
Maniatiko OPEN every day 9 - 4 for refreshments and light meals - ½ way to Stoupa
Available for evening events - contact Pefko 69365 10097 (May 15)
Kariovouni Aracova - Delightful setting under the plane trees by the spring. Steps down from the main road. Winter there
is particularily special as the taverna is located in the old olive oil mill with all the mill wheels and machinery still intact
and a lovely warm fireplace. Open all year Tel. 27210 78289 (May 14)
Milea The taverna at the lower square, opposite the church, is run by Philip.
If you phone or call in advance, he will prepare an excellent meal. Tel 27210 98019
Another good taverna/kafeneio is in the upper square (Sekourianika)
Thalames the kafeneion in Platanos, there you can also get some food, for instance a wonderful omelette.
Open all year. Tel. 27210 74593
Malsova Kalliope's taverna has good food.Between Pantazi beach and Ag Dimitrios
(In winter - closed)
Ag Dimitrios Rock Garden Cafe - A small Kafeneon in Ag Dimitrios
at the turning towards the harbour PICTURE -
opening everyday (June 2015) Rarely open (June 2016)
Trachila the "Gunman's" taverna, open tourist season + small new taverna (June 2015)
Chotasia The snack bar(taverna?), Porto Gateas is in a delightful spot right down by the sea,
but it has very limited opening hours - Summer only Tel. 27330 53737 or 6977 539132
Areopolis many places, Gunilla and Ed like Nikolas tavern in the square.