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Yoga retreat

yoga retreat finikounda chamaloni

Yoga and the sea Find a place in the vast expanse and hold it to yourself… Listen to the silence, allow the wind to caress you and the water carry you. Feel grounded by the powerful earth and the protection of the soft canopy of the heavens. Let the smell of sun-dried herbs travel through […]

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Observing the starry sky in Finikounda

finikounda starry sky

The geographical location of Chamaloni Guesthouses, as well as the absence of light nearby, creates a perfect condition to admire the starry sky. It is truly a sight that leaves you speechless. As our Guest Houses are located at the top of a deserted hill with a distance of at least one kilometer from the […]

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Messinian Villages

Koroni Messinian Villages

Mystraki is a traditional settlement, and a great place to visit for admirers of traditional Greek architecture. All buildings are builded with stone and the whole architecture of the village holds onto  tradition, fully retaining the old the spirit and style. Its name comes from the famous Mistras, the fortified town in Sparti and it means […]

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finikounda beaches

Chamaloni is located in the southwest part of Messinia, overseeing the beautiful gulf of Finikounda surrounded by three isles. The area is generally well known for its beautiful, sandy and clean beaches. Finikounda beach is well-organised, offering umbrellas and chaise longue chairs for the beach goers to relax under. Also it has many cafeterias and beach bars throughout its length, […]

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Archeological treasure

Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, has a long history, being inhabited since Neolithic times. It was a significant kingdom in Mycenean Greece, with remains of the so-called “Palace of Nestor” excavated nearby, named after Nestor, the king of Pylos in Homer’s Iliad. In Classical times, the site was uninhabited, but became the […]

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Messinian Products

Traditionally-made tomato sauce for pasta

Messinian products, such as its well-known virgin olive oil, the olives kalamon named after the city of Kalamata, figs, raisins, citrus, vegetables and also silk scarves, hats and ceramics support Messinia’s economy for many years now. Volcom kalamatiano Silk, is for centuries an important export messinian products. Contributed to the prosperity of the city and […]

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Traditionally-made smoked pork

tradiotional smoked pork

Traditional smoked pork, in Chamaloni Cottages. Pasto is meat of pork that we smoke traditionally in Chamaloni Cottages  every Fabruary. The weather plays an important role. It has to be warm and sunny as the procedure takes place mostly outside. First of all, we wash the meat and we keep it for two days in […]

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The olive harvest

olive harvest in Chamaloni Cottages

In Messinia the olive harvest, is an integral part of our lives. Interwoven with the end of autumn, this process takes time and effort, but for us it is also a feast. We celebrate and thank earth for providing us with this precious fruit of life.  Along with it’s iconic status,  the olive fruit is […]

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