Respecting the environment and maintaining the traditional architecture were our criteria when building “Liodentra” guesthouse. Stone, wood and metal are the main materials used by local craftsmen in the construction, resulting in an inspiring composition and design.
The wooden skeleton of the roof is tiled with old Byzantine tiles, selected by the family over several years. The Mani stone, carved from larger blocks, was carefully chosen to create a harmonious composition with the unique light of Mani. All carpentry has been carried out in the traditional local manner so producing fitments in total rapport with the customary style of building.
Nothing synthetic has been used in these exquisite houses; the smells and the colours are soft and earthy. The fabrics are linen cloth and cotton, the knobs iron or porcelain. The bathrooms are decorated with colourful tiles, which are typical in traditional Mani houses.
Both houses are furnished with collectors items from around the world. Some examples are the 19th century dowry chests from Sweden, German bookcases from the Alps, Dutch paintings, French gravures, nomad carpets from Persia and Kangxi style vases from China.
Two-bedroom family villa
The stone-built split-level family villa that covers a floor area of 130sqm is tastefully decorated with antiques, wooden furnishings and earthy tones. It is air-conditioned and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms with free toiletries and a hairdryer. The living room comes with a fireplace, iPod docking station, flat-screen TV and DVD player. A well-equipped kitchen with Nespresso machine and free Wi-Fi are also available.
This stone-built ground-floor bungalow, which covers a floor area of 38sqm, has a bedroom and bathroom with free toiletries and hair dryer. It is decorated with antiques, wooden furnishings and earthy tones. It is air-conditioned and opens out into the garden, where there is a relaxing sitting area. A mini-fridge, Nespresso machine, iPod docking station, flat-screen TV and a DVD player are provided and free Wi-Fi is available.