Mani’s Alypa, a Hidden Gem of the Peloponnese



Alypa beach (Photo courtesy of Bovary.gr).

Alypa is a hidden spot located in the Greek region of Mani, one of the three peninsulas of the Peloponnese, famous for its shores and the greenish-blue crystal seas. Alypa boasts a magnificent beach with crystal clear waters, a really inspiring place for a peaceful holiday.

Wild beauty, colorful landscapes, rough stones and turquoise waters are the ingredients that sum up to create the ultimate holiday experience. Hidden between the majestic villages of the Laconian Mani lies Alypa.

This unique seaport in Mani welcomes visitors with beaches made of crystal clear waters and pristine white pebbles. A small bay with a natural landscape of unique beauty, a bunch of taverns, and its relaxed atmosphere inspired John Cassavetes’ film, Tempest, as well as a famous commercial for a brand of ouzo.

Alypa beach (Photo courtesy of Bovary.gr).

The magic of nature is part of the Mani where every beach has a characteristic of its own. However, there is something unique about Alypa, where the greatness of nature becomes evident to the eyes of the visitor.

Not far, tourists will find Nyphi, a place said to have been named that way due to the surrounding trees, flowers, and lush vegetation. The settlement dominates the area since it is amphitheatrically built in a strategic position, located parallel to the sea and on a hillside. Nyphi is known for its local architecture, which despite the works of restorations, has retained its traditional colors and shapes – for the most part of it – respecting the traditional atmosphere of the area.