Property spotlight / Crete

    Sea Rocks Villas - Peloponnese

    The lowdown

    • Who For

      Sea Rocks suits everyone including families and extended groups and couples looking for seclusion.

    • Combine With

      Nafplio, a pretty Peloponnese town which is a two-hour drive north, staying at Perivoli Country House & Retreat before continuing to Athens for sightseeing and your flight home.

    • Best Time to Go

      Warm sunny days inform the season in the Peloponnese which runs from May until October

    • How To Get There

      Fly to Kalamata from regional airports as well as London, followed by a short 35-minute drive to the property through beautiful, coastal scenery of the Mani Peninsula.

    Perched on a hillside surrounded by olive and citrus trees and backed by distant mountains, Sea Rocks Villas has a picture-perfect location overlooking the endless blues of the Messenian Gulf, just half an hour from the city of Kalamata. Made up of a collection of stone villas, Sea Rocks allows both couples and families the chance to sculpt out their own space in this rural Grecian idyll. Ideal for couples looking for privacy and peace, the villas can also be interconnected to service larger groups and multi-generational families.

      Its clifftop location, hewn into the verdant slopes of the Mani Peninsula means Sea Rocks benefits from jaw-dropping views as the land drops away to reveal a panoramic seascape which will captivate you from dawn to dusk. The infinity pool is the perfect place to soak up never-ending vistas and each villa makes the most of this sensational aspect with wide sliding glass doors, shaded terraces and a muted colour language that lets the dazzling Ionian Sea take centre stage.

      The villas, some of which sleep up to eight, are tastefully furnished and come with generous living spaces, comfortable bedrooms, outdoor dining areas and private pools for the ultimate treat. Mini kitchens are well-equipped to rustle up meals and snacks, although we highly recommend the culinary offering at Sea Rocks – the chef hails from the Mandarin Oriental Group and presents reinvented Greek favourites with a flavourful farm-to-table slant.

    Perfectly placed to explore the off-radar Mani Peninsula, the nearest beach is a ten-minute drive away and nearby are a handful of authentic tavernas and cafes to tap into that low-key Greek lifestyle. There are plenty of hiking trails to explore the surrounds, taking you to tiny, hideaway villages where life remains unchanged and slow-paced. Sea Rocks creates the perfect entrée to remote coastal Greece while offering a high level of comfort and style.

    Sam Kelly-Shaer

    Travel Planner

    This is one of my favourite Peloponnese properties - the villas are finished to a very high standard and the views from every villa are simply beautiful. The property has the best of both worlds – the privacy of your own villa with a choice of dining on-site at its excellent restaurant, in nearby tavernas or self-catering in your villa. There is also a basketball and tennis court if you’re feeling sporty!