In one of the most beautiful areas of the Peloponnese overlooking the magnificent rock of Monemvasia and the beaches of the Laconic Gulf, the countryside residence Laconia Domus is chosen for its convenient location, quality accommodation, and excellent value for money.
As an ideal base for excursions, it serves for short and long journeys to some of the most beautiful places of Laconia, such as Gytheion, Monemvasia, Neapoli [37.7 km], and Elafonissos! At the same time, there are many options for swimming on organized beaches not far from Laconia Domus. Water sports, horse riding, hiking, cycling, agritourism, sailing, fishing, archaeological trips, wine, and food tasting, and even exploring submerged ruins [of the ancient city of Asopos] are just some fun activities in this area.
ROUTE 1 [hiking]
Should you have free time, you can visit the prehistoric hill of Goulas [above Kastellia], but also take a hiking tour from the traditional village of Karavostasi to Akrotiri Xili, an easy to walk route of 3.8 km, with an incredible view.
A beautiful day trip from Laconia Domus can combine the Castle of Monemvasia, the cave of Kastania, and swimming on the beaches along the way. Kastania Cave has been distinguished as one of the richest caves in Europe, which definitely worth your visit. You will get there following the route Neapoli - Lachi (Kalenia) - Paradisi - Kastania - Cave [distance from Laconia Domus 51 km] through a mountain route full of trees to the southern end of the cape of Malea, and you will discover a magical hidden treasure with incomparable stone decor. The cave, with an area of 1,500 sq.m., is divided into two levels and is suitable for walking on a route of 500 m., where you will admire limestones of Jurassic age (145 to 195 million years) and strange formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
Guided Tours are offered every hour. Guided tour duration: 30-40 minutes. [Kastania Cave - https://www.kastaniacave.gr/operating-schedule/ ]
CENTRAL LACONIA- Papadianika- Sparta- Mystras
A visit to Laconia calls for a stop in its capital, Sparta, with its beautiful wide streets, neoclassical architecture, large squares, the remarkable archaeological museum with exhibits from the Neolithic to the late Roman era, and the must-see Museum of Olive and Greek Olive Oil, where the whole history of the precious fruit and its contribution to fields such as the economy, nutrition, hygiene, worship habits, folk customs is presented. In combination with the citadel and the Byzantine Castle of Mystras, in the foothills of Taygetos, with a view to the fertile valley of Evrotas, it is truly an unforgettable experience.
East Mani: Papadianika- Shipwreck “Dimitrios” Selinitsa beach/Valtaki - Gytheion
The large, organized beach of Selinitsa in the area of Valtaki with a rusty hull in the sand since 1981, 5 km from Gytheion, is a tourist attraction that has attracted dozens of visitors in recent years. Next stop the wonderful, picturesque historic town of Gytheion, amphitheatrically built around a safe harbor. The “Land of the Gods” will enchant you, with the beautiful two-story and three-story neoclassical buildings along the port, the Girl’s School, a piece by Ziller, the Archaeological Museum, but also the picturesque island of Kranai, which hosts the Historical and Ethnological Museum of Mani in the traditional, stone tower  of the chief and third bey of Mani Tzanetakis Grigorakis.