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Petrongonas Castle,Traditional family Cottage since 1837, Mani Lakonia

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 130 m²
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom (Sleeps 8)

An authentic, fully furnished, recently renovated castle with great views

Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from enemies, from the war. On the ground floor you can find the olive press that the residents had in order to make their olive oil.

Now and years later the stone house is ready to invite you in and enjoy a great holiday. The renovation took into consideration the traditional character of the castle keeping it unspoiled, while adding some modern touches. The materials used are mainly the local stone and wood. The castle is fully equipped with electrical appliances.

There are two bedrooms. In addition to 1 double and 4 single beds in these bedrooms, 2 more sofa beds are provided in the living room for comfortable sleep.

It is a great place to start from in order to explore the unique beauties of authentic Greece all around the year Appropriate both in the cool and cozy Greek winter till the hot summer.

There is not actually a better period to visit, since every session has something unique to provide.

Staying in a castle like this will definitely make you feel like living centuries ago. You are given the opportunity to spend time traveling around Peloponnese, from the famous Sparta, land of Leonidas and the brave 300, to cape Matapa, where the gates of Ades were supposed to be.

Also, you are able to travel around the coasts of Peloponnese and enjoy the famous Greek sun and sky on beaches like Gerolimenas. Gerolimenas is, also, a great place to taste traditional Greek food and maybe have a drink before you come back to the castle and relax with a glass of wine next to the fireplace.

Come to us to explore the unspoiled nature of Greece and relax, swim, cycle, breath some fresh air or do some shopping around the south of Greece!

Children under 8 stay for free!

Close to the property is a historical church, basketball ground and a small playground, all within walking distance.

We can give you any advice concerning your sightseeing or anything you may need. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

More Details

Marios Petrongonas
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german, greek
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2016

About Marios Petrongonas

I am Marios. I live in the southern outskirts of Athens, but I am very proud to come from Mani.

I study my diploma in Architecture in Athens. I love sports (football, cycling, barefoot running,...), especially watersports (sailing, wind surf)

I am a lot interested in Art and Architecture, but my true love is traveling around the world. I am very happy to have traveled in many places worldwide.

Dream destinations: Easter islands, tour of Britain

Best destination so far: Garda Lake, Shanghai

Marios Petrongonas purchased this castle in 1837

Why Marios Petrongonas chose Lakonia

Mani in Lakonia is a very special and historic part of Peloponnese, well known for its variety of beauties. It is a magical destination all year around. Our property is in a crucial spot, not far from the most beautiful places in Southern Peloponnese.

-SUMMER : HOT! Pick the beach you are going to swim and sunbathe today. Before coming back home at noon, have some fresh fish next to the coast line.Try water sports. Travel along the coast of Cape Matapan and enjoy each single one of the unique beaches

-AUTUMN : Warm climate.Maybe Hot until November... Wake up in the morning and have a cup of coffee in the terrace. Walk in the olives grooves, which are full of bloom and discover the unique beauties they offer. Go hunting. Collect your own Greek olives from our fields. Probably, even go swimming. Visit the villages around, some of which are ruined, of special beauty.

-WINTER : Cool and cozy climate. if you are brave, you dive in the crystal clear Mediterranean water. Special experience. Travel around Peloponnese and go back home for a glass of wine in front of the fireplace. Relax in our open terrace and gaze at stars from sunset til dawn.

-SPRING : Warm climate.Hot after April. Enjoy the nature, full of different colors. Try the Eater period, special time for all the Greeks with our fodd related traditions. Go swimming, trekking, cycling and go sightseeing.

What makes this castle unique

We dare you not fall in love with the special character of our Castle.

Very close to the coast with all the fantastic beaches, yet in the middle of the olive grooves which compose a very relaxing picture.

The terrace gives you a great view to the nature.

We can open the old basement for you to watch the old olive press.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Itilo, Greece

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Small toilet - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Cellar bedroom - 1 double bed
    Upper floor bedroom - 3 single bed
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Petrongonas Castle,Traditional family Cottage since 1837, Mani Lakonia
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Traditional, homey, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Listing is accurate, property was immaculately clean and well maintained, owners were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We recommend this property to parties who want the feel of home in the unspoiled Mani which has surprisingly few foreign tourists. We enjoyed great views and secluded beaches, a different one every day, some easily accessible, all very rewarding. Great place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melia, thank you for your nice comments. I am happy that you have good memories from Mani. I hope you are having a great time back home. Best to family!
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Secluded Splendour

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay. The castle is very well-maintained and clean and offers everything that is mentioned in the description. The owner is very friendly and helpfull. Highly recommended for people that like to explore the Mani. Don't forget to include a trip to Mountanistika.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sjoerd and family for your kind feedback.. We appreciate you treated the castle so respectfully and left it in perfect shape. Our door is always open for you and your lovely family. Warm regards from Greece
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beautiful and very mantained

  • 4 of 5

The castle is very beautiful, we found it utterly clean, very furnished with anything we might need to cook. The bed are very sustained, which for greece is kind of exceptional. The landlords, mario's parents, are two exquisite and generous people. When we arrived they welcomed us with a huge dish of fresh fruits, cold water and juice.

The only downside are the insects, in order to keep them far the terrace's door must be kept close so it has been a bit difficult to enjoy the outside, given that we had with us two little girls. The countryside is beautiful and we found the best beaches. Among these we would like to advice porto kajo, same direction as marmari, near the top of the second finger. half hour away is extremely beautiful and suitable for children.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
47 Kilometres
Nearest Train
100 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Sailing along the coasts of Cape Matapan, where the gated to the underworld is supposed to be

In Autumn, collect our olives and take them back home


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Itilo, Greece

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
1 Oct - 29 Feb
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee A$43.71
Refundable Damage Deposit A$218.54
Pet Fee A$0

These prices stand for 1-4 guests.

5 guests: 800 Euros /week (peak seas.)
6 guests: 900 Euros / " "
7 guests: 1000 Euros / " "
8 guests: 1100 Euros " "

Breakage deposit which is refundable: Euro 150 (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
Fee for cleaning service after you leave: Euro 30.00
Kids younger that 8 are not included in price and stay for free..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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