Travelled: 48 kilometres from Diros Caves to Pantazi Beach on the Mani Peninsula in the Peloponnese.
Visited: Village of Agios Nikolaos and Pantazi Beach
Stayed: In the carpark on Pantazi Beach (2 nights), free no services, but a shower on the beach and some shade. Taverna has wifi and cheap drink and food. Water from a spring 500 metres north toward Nikolaos. N36.81780, E22.29370
After two beautiful days on the beach at Diros it’s time to find another beach and we say goodbye to our Austrian neighbours and continue north. While we have still had a few Dutch and French neighbours most are from Austria. In comparison to last year in Spain when most of our campsite neighbours were Dutch or the other Low Countries. I suppose it’s just the geography, Austria is much closer to Greece than Spain. Problem being most Dutch people speak English very well, not so with the Austrians.
As we drive north the road narrows and the villages become larger. We see more new homes or more correctly groups of new homes, still built in the Mani tower house style. Looks like the developers have moved in, though where not sure who has the money to buy them.
We have the co-ordinates for Pantazi Beach and an hour later we drive into the parking area next to the beach and position the Hymer between two large trees. It’s a sandy beach but the usual stoney strip just up from the water line, the water itself warm and crystal clear. We find a shower on the beach which is a real bonus. There is a little taverna with wifi so we may stay a day or two.
Michael and Pam