Areopoli is situated near the west coast of the Mani Peninsula, 1.5 km from its port Limeni. It is 20 km southwest of Gytheio. There is lively open air market in the main square each Saturday, with a lot of local producers present.
In Areopoli, the traditional architecture of Mani gives a thundering “presence.” The stone, irreplaceable building material, is found in the cobbled streets, the churches, the houses and the towers you face if you head to the “fortified settlement”. It is not only that it existed in abundance but also that it provided the necessary cover, since the stone settlements were made with the rocks of the surrounding area and were “hidden” by the eyes of the pirates.