Traxila

Traxila is a stunning place. The ideal beautiful fishing village of western Mani that helps any visitor relax and forget problems! With its traditional “island” color and only 55 kilometers south of Kalamata is very easy to get to and also no need for complicated instructions just follow the road Kalamata-Areopoli. Its ancient name is due to the shape of the cove next to it and reminds of a cervix, if you notice the pictures of the village you can spot it.

Traxila is also a very traditional location to visit and has lots of “old times” reminders. Don’t forget to eat the exceptional food the area  and locals has to offer and also relax and prepare for your nearby trips to local destinations!

Traxila as it was first mentioned in the early eighteenth century, in a document related to the Maniates who boarded there for Corsica was mainly developed from the ninteenth century. Since then, as a port of Lagada, being a transport hub and the base of the transit trade with the mountainous villages.

Its products are worldwide well-known, while several believe it’s worth visiting only for its local delicacies. Mani, besides providing pictures of authentic Greek character and beauty, is additionally renowned for its wealthy and fertile land. The traditional Mani diet indeed, according to experts, is ideal in order to keep up a good physical health. This alone proves that Mani’s products and dishes are among those you must undoubtedly try even once in your life. Buy olives, olive oil, honey, the traditional cheese referred to as “touloumisio”, tasty spoon sweets, jams, herbs, oregano, tea and sage. Don’t miss the renowned “sigklino” and “koutalides”. Also try Mani’s pancakes, similarly as the popular “lalagia” that are perfectly combined with honey or cheese sfela from goats.

Traxila as every village in Mani offers not many, but traditional options for food and local tastes that visitors will enjoy!

If you turn right on the turn before the village’s entrance begins a trail for an amazing small beach. Along the seaside road that connects Traxila with the small picturesque harbor and Agios Dimitrios beach, six kilometers northwest, there are amazing, pristine beaches with rocks and crystal clear waters. While we walk towards Agios Nikolaos is one of the most beautiful beaches of the area, which is called beach of Pantazis, with unique grey sand, big trees and beautiful aquamarine waters.

One of the most impressive sights of the area is the Katafygi Cave. Additionally to the natural attractions of the area, in Traxila you will find equally remarkable examples of Mani architecture of the nineneeth century. Some of these are the historically preserved building of K. Meleas, as well as the building of the old elementary school, restored by the active cultural and educational club of the village that consists of people who care and try to keep safe the heritage of the area.

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Traxila between late March and May should expect to find clear skies and temperatures that hover between fifteen and twenty five degrees, making sightseeing pleasant and creating perfect walking conditions. It’s not uncommon for water temperatures to be warm enough for swimming throughout the early Spring also. The important Easter preparations that take place this time of year, where you see locals flooding the streets for the biggest celebration of Christianity. Next day is followed by music, dancing, eating and drinking as a tradition. By avoiding the summer rush, tourists should be able to find smart deals on flights and accommodation, making Spring a good season for budget travellers to visit Traxila.

Summer Sun

Sunscreen and shades are essential for a Summer visit to Traxila, and the dry heat, which is possible to exceed 40 degrees, can feel stifling. If you intend to visit Traxila at this time, don’t attempt to pack too much clothes into your trip. Arrange several of lazy beach days and make sure your hotel room or apartment is air conditioned. Greek holidaymakers flock here during the summer months, so you should expect crowded beaches so book your lodgings earlier as well.

Autumn and Winter in Traxila

As the temperatures drop, also do the tourist numbers, and the early Autumn is a very pleasant time to visit Traxila. During September the waters are still warm enough for swimming, and you’ll have plenty of space for splashing into. Sightseeing becomes more comfortable as the heat becomes less oppressive, so October, November and forward are good times of the year to explore the mountains. During the Winter, there are fewer international flights to Kalamata, but it is always possible to fly in to Athens and take the transport through the beautiful newly created highway and inside the graphic villages along the way.

Traxila is a must visit picturesque and graphic fishing village of Messinian Mani, at the end of the asphalt road, about fifteen kilometers from Kardamili.

It is worth visiting no matter how far you are settled at! Uniquely beautiful stone-built village with a granite shoreline and restaurant, tavernas which are isolated from the traffic and also surrounded by the wild Mani landscape. Imagine that since 1970 there was no road access to the village!

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Traxila in about four hours on the National Road. Its not a bad drive and you will pass some attention-grabbing countryside. After all it’s a lot more interesting for the passenger than it’s for the driver who should keep his eye on the road in order to be alert for all the crazy things Greek drivers do. However even that may be amusing and if you’re a good driver you will not have any issues.                 Rent a Car

By bus: Coach services are operated by KTEL between Athens, Mani.
The trip time depends on bus schedule. Ticket value depends on bus schedule also.
You don’t have to pre-book for a price ticket. You’ll pay at the terminal, before bus departure or on the bus. If you’re there half an hour before departure you must find a seat. Find a Bus

By taxi: You’ll be able to rent or hire a taxi transfer from Athens directly to Traxila through the contact form and also you can arrange the price with the driver! This can be a simple solution if you don’t wish to drive all the way by yourself!            Taxi Transfer

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For any emergency situation call First Telephone Numbers.

During your stay here are some useful phone numbers you might need.
(If you are dialing from your mobile then put the +30 prefix and after the number you see bellow)
First Telephone Numbers
Direct Police Action 100
National Emergency Assistance Center (EACS) 166
Fire Service 199
Direct Coast Guard Intervention 108
Drug Enforcement Service 109
Tourist Police 171
Antiterrorism 170
Fire Fighting Center 191
Poison Center 210 7793777
Life Line – SOS 175
Useful Phone Numbers
Hospital of Kalamata 27210 46000
IKA of Kalamata 27210 45500
Police Directorate of Messinia 27210 44600
Port Authority of Kalamata: 27210 22218
Municipality of Mani 27213 60900
Regional Unit of Messinia (Call Center) 27213-61200
Roadside assistance
ΕΛ.Π.Α. 10400
EXPRESS SERVICE 1154
HELLAS SERVICE 1057
INTERAMERICAN 1168
Moreas SA Sos 1025, 2710 562020
KTEL of Kalamata
Ticket Information and Ticketing 27210 28581
Parcel Warehouse 27210 26428
AIRPORT of Kalamata: 27210 69442

Traxila Weather

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Traxila is a stunning place. The ideal beautiful fishing village of western Mani that helps any visitor relax and forget problems! With its traditional “island” color and only 55 kilometers south of Kalamata is very easy to get to and also no need for complicated instructions just follow the road Kalamata-Areopoli. Its ancient name is due to the shape of the cove next to it and reminds of a cervix, if you notice the pictures of the village you can spot it.

Traxila is also a very traditional location to visit and has lots of “old times” reminders. Don’t forget to eat the exceptional food the area  and locals has to offer and also relax and prepare for your nearby trips to local destinations!

History

Traxila as it was first mentioned in the early eighteenth century, in a document related to the Maniates who boarded there for Corsica was mainly developed from the ninteenth century. Since then, as a port of Lagada, being a transport hub and the base of the transit trade with the mountainous villages.

Products

Its products are worldwide well-known, while several believe it’s worth visiting only for its local delicacies. Mani, besides providing pictures of authentic Greek character and beauty, is additionally renowned for its wealthy and fertile land. The traditional Mani diet indeed, according to experts, is ideal in order to keep up a good physical health. This alone proves that Mani’s products and dishes are among those you must undoubtedly try even once in your life. Buy olives, olive oil, honey, the traditional cheese referred to as “touloumisio”, tasty spoon sweets, jams, herbs, oregano, tea and sage. Don’t miss the renowned “sigklino” and “koutalides”. Also try Mani’s pancakes, similarly as the popular “lalagia” that are perfectly combined with honey or cheese sfela from goats.

Traxila as every village in Mani offers not many, but traditional options for food and local tastes that visitors will enjoy!

Sights

If you turn right on the turn before the village’s entrance begins a trail for an amazing small beach. Along the seaside road that connects Traxila with the small picturesque harbor and Agios Dimitrios beach, six kilometers northwest, there are amazing, pristine beaches with rocks and crystal clear waters. While we walk towards Agios Nikolaos is one of the most beautiful beaches of the area, which is called beach of Pantazis, with unique grey sand, big trees and beautiful aquamarine waters.

One of the most impressive sights of the area is the Katafygi Cave. Additionally to the natural attractions of the area, in Traxila you will find equally remarkable examples of Mani architecture of the nineneeth century. Some of these are the historically preserved building of K. Meleas, as well as the building of the old elementary school, restored by the active cultural and educational club of the village that consists of people who care and try to keep safe the heritage of the area.

Best time to visit

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Traxila between late March and May should expect to find clear skies and temperatures that hover between fifteen and twenty five degrees, making sightseeing pleasant and creating perfect walking conditions. It’s not uncommon for water temperatures to be warm enough for swimming throughout the early Spring also. The important Easter preparations that take place this time of year, where you see locals flooding the streets for the biggest celebration of Christianity. Next day is followed by music, dancing, eating and drinking as a tradition. By avoiding the summer rush, tourists should be able to find smart deals on flights and accommodation, making Spring a good season for budget travellers to visit Traxila.

Summer Sun

Sunscreen and shades are essential for a Summer visit to Traxila, and the dry heat, which is possible to exceed 40 degrees, can feel stifling. If you intend to visit Traxila at this time, don’t attempt to pack too much clothes into your trip. Arrange several of lazy beach days and make sure your hotel room or apartment is air conditioned. Greek holidaymakers flock here during the summer months, so you should expect crowded beaches so book your lodgings earlier as well.

Autumn and Winter in Traxila

As the temperatures drop, also do the tourist numbers, and the early Autumn is a very pleasant time to visit Traxila. During September the waters are still warm enough for swimming, and you’ll have plenty of space for splashing into. Sightseeing becomes more comfortable as the heat becomes less oppressive, so October, November and forward are good times of the year to explore the mountains. During the Winter, there are fewer international flights to Kalamata, but it is always possible to fly in to Athens and take the transport through the beautiful newly created highway and inside the graphic villages along the way.

Location

Traxila is a must visit picturesque and graphic fishing village of Messinian Mani, at the end of the asphalt road, about fifteen kilometers from Kardamili.

It is worth visiting no matter how far you are settled at! Uniquely beautiful stone-built village with a granite shoreline and restaurant, tavernas which are isolated from the traffic and also surrounded by the wild Mani landscape. Imagine that since 1970 there was no road access to the village!

How to get here

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Traxila in about four hours on the National Road. Its not a bad drive and you will pass some attention-grabbing countryside. After all it’s a lot more interesting for the passenger than it’s for the driver who should keep his eye on the road in order to be alert for all the crazy things Greek drivers do. However even that may be amusing and if you’re a good driver you will not have any issues.                 Rent a Car

By bus: Coach services are operated by KTEL between Athens, Mani.
The trip time depends on bus schedule. Ticket value depends on bus schedule also.
You don’t have to pre-book for a price ticket. You’ll pay at the terminal, before bus departure or on the bus. If you’re there half an hour before departure you must find a seat. Find a Bus

By taxi: You’ll be able to rent or hire a taxi transfer from Athens directly to Traxila through the contact form and also you can arrange the price with the driver! This can be a simple solution if you don’t wish to drive all the way by yourself!            Taxi Transfer

Useful phones
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For any emergency situation call First Telephone Numbers.

During your stay here are some useful phone numbers you might need.
(If you are dialing from your mobile then put the +30 prefix and after the number you see bellow)
First Telephone Numbers
Direct Police Action 100
National Emergency Assistance Center (EACS) 166
Fire Service 199
Direct Coast Guard Intervention 108
Drug Enforcement Service 109
Tourist Police 171
Antiterrorism 170
Fire Fighting Center 191
Poison Center 210 7793777
Life Line – SOS 175
Useful Phone Numbers
Hospital of Kalamata 27210 46000
IKA of Kalamata 27210 45500
Police Directorate of Messinia 27210 44600
Port Authority of Kalamata: 27210 22218
Municipality of Mani 27213 60900
Regional Unit of Messinia (Call Center) 27213-61200
Roadside assistance
ΕΛ.Π.Α. 10400
EXPRESS SERVICE 1154
HELLAS SERVICE 1057
INTERAMERICAN 1168
Moreas SA Sos 1025, 2710 562020
KTEL of Kalamata
Ticket Information and Ticketing 27210 28581
Parcel Warehouse 27210 26428
AIRPORT of Kalamata: 27210 69442
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