The Arapakis Historic Castle, a 200 years old castle in Lakonia district, is hidden in one of the most picturesque fortresses of Mani. It was carefully restored and now offers self-contained apartments, surrounded by olive trees in a breathtaking landscape.
Haria town, the region where Arapakis Historic Castle is located, is one of the most interesting and well-preserved settlements of Mani, features many towers, Byzantine churches, huge stone structures and a remarkable complex of old water tanks. It is 4 km from Areopoli and 7 km from the Diros Caves, overlooking the bay of Diros, just 2 km away from Diros beach with the crystal clear turquoise waters.
All of the rustic-style apartments feature a large kitchen/living area with stone-built walls, elegant bed, work desk and balcony or terrace with views to the towers.Our guests can enjoy their mornings taking breakfast in their private terraces, choose from a rich buffet plenty of homemade jams, local honey and fresh fruit among other delicacies. In many of the rooms In Arapaki Historic Castle you may even find a fireplace ,that makes this historic place ideal for a lovely stay during colder months too.
Visit the numerous traditional settlements, explore the towers and monuments, take a solemn tour of the numerous Byzantine and early Christian churches, walk on the battlements of castles, and discover the physical paradoxes that only few know. Go hiking on spectacular cobbled trails (the historical Areopoli-Haria-Pirgos Diros trail passes near the hotel). Swim in the crystal blue waters of the bay of Diros at a distance of five kilometres, in Limeni at about ten kilometres, but also in Marmari, Tsipa, Skoutari, etc.
Of course visit the world famous Diros Caves, while there are many unexplored caves for the adventurous. Go horse-riding at the Mani Riding Centre, one kilometre from the hotel. Taste the area’s fresh fish in the taverns of Limeni and Tsipa, as well as other traditional delicacies (syglino, lalangia, pies etc).