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Petreas Castle - Feel the historical atmosphere

Castle
hosted by Maria
  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.
Free cancellation for 48 hours.

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Petrea Castle belongs to the castle's complex Troupaki-Mourtzinou of Upper Kardamili in Messinian Mani, an architectural ensemble of unique historical and aesthetic value. Built in the early 18th century, recently restored on plans by Greek Ministry of Culture, preserving with respect its historic and architectural character It has three floors including three bedrooms, a reception area, two bathrooms and a kitchen. Unique view to Messinian bay and mountain Taygetos.

The space
Upper Kardamili is the place hosts one of the most spectacular fortification complexes of Mani, being the home of the Troupaki-Mourtzinos family, prominent family giving high ranking officers of the revolutionary army in 1821.

Originator of the family was Michael Palaiologos, who lived in the area at the end of the 17th century and his descendant was the chieftain Panagiotis Troupakis - Mourtzinos, a member of the Filiki Etaireia and one of the most important fighters of Greek independence. This was the place where Theodoros Kolokotronis hosted the preparation of the Greek Revolution where, with the help of Mourtzinos and his Maniates warriors, liberated city of Kalamata on 23rd March and gave the first victorious battle at Karytaina.

The stone built settlement is located in Upper Kardamili and incorporates the tower houses of the families Troupaki-Mourtzinou, Petrea, Bahleba and Boukouvala. Inside the complex is the family church of Agios Spyridonas, with the impressive bell tower and the family's graves.

The castle is the oldest building in the complex and it was a residence, a barracks storehouse and watching post.

In nowadays , after an exemplary renovation under the guidance of the Greek Ministry of Culture in order to preserve all its historical and architectural features, the castle is a real landmark for the region.

With its stone and wooden stairs, as well as precious family heirlooms to decorate its premises, it offers the visitor a special travel experience, as well as an insider look at Greek history.

The unobstructed view of the Messinian bay and mountain Taygetos, where one can see on the highest peak a carved pyramid, is another feature of the tower.

Walkers can explore the area through a network of trails and discover the gorge of Viros, while in a short distance there are beautiful beaches with sand or pebbles.

The center of Kardamili is 500 meters away and the visitor can find every kind of shop for its daily needs such as supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, car rental offices etc.

The distance from Kalamata is 37 km and from Athens 238 km.

The house is fully equipped for guests' stay, has air conditioning, plasma TV and wi-fi.

The Tower of Petreas belongs to one of the most emblematic fortification complexes of Mani, which was the place of residence of the family Troupakis-Mourtzinou, from which come the last captains of Mani.
Michael Palaiologos, who lived in the area at the end of the 17th century and his descendant was the chieftain Panagiotis Troupakis - Mourtzinos, a member of the Philiki Etaireia and one of the most important fighters of Greek independence. This is where Theodoros Kolokotronis was hosted, preparing for the Greek revolution, where, with the help of Mourtzinos and his warriors, he released Kalamata on March 23 and fought the first victorious battle of the Greek War of Independence in Karytaina.
The stone built settlement is located in Pano Kardamili and incorporates the towers of the families Troupaki-Mourtzinou, Petreas, Bahleba and Boukouvala. Inside the complex is the family church of Agios Spyridon, with its impressive bell tower and the tombs of the Mourtzinon.
The tower, also known as the Petreas shift, which is the oldest building in the complex, was a residence, a powder keg and an outpost. Today, after an exemplary renovation led by the Ministry of Culture in order to preserve all its historical and architectural elements, the tower is a real landmark for the region.
With stone and wooden stairs running through him, but also valuable family heirlooms to decorate his spaces, it offers the visitor a special travel experience, but also a look "from the inside" in Greek history.
The unlimited view of the Messinian Gulf and Taygetos, where one can see at its highest peak a carved pyramid, is another characteristic of the tower.
Walkers can explore the area through a network of paths and discover the gorge of Vyros, while in a short distance there are beautiful beaches with sand or pebbles.
The center of Kardamili is 500 meters away and there the visitor can find any kind of store for his daily needs such as supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, car rental agencies etc. The distance from Kalamata is 37 km and from Athens 238 km.The
house is fully equipped for the guests' stay, it has air conditioners, plasma TV and wi-fi.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Kardamyli, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece

In the complex of the archaeological site of old Kardamili .

7 nights in Kardamyli

Mar 21, 2023 - Mar 28, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

Hosted by Maria

Joined in May 2017
  • 7 Reviews
I am in full love with my place and I put all my energy and effort to make this place adorable for you.

As my personal belief, I hope you to make both the place and house like being yours, hoping to get a view of the traditions, culture, history and hospitality of ours.
I am in full love with my place and I put all my energy and effort to make this place adorable for you.

As my personal belief, I hope you to make both the place and ho…

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