Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos (3.5 km south of Stoupa) is a fishing village of Exo Mani (Messinian Mani), with neoclassical houses and stone mansions that preserve the traditional Mani style. It combines manic features with an island physiognomy. It used to be called Selinitsa. According to one version, the name of the village comes from the Slavic word selo=village, selinitsa=small village. On the small beach of Malsova (Pantazi) of Agios Nikolaos, with its fine sand, next to the mouth of the river Pamisos, lies the ancient Pefnos and opposite it the islet of the same name where, according to legend, the Dioskouri were born.

In recent decades, Agios Nikolaos has managed to develop the tourism sector. At the entrance of the village dominates the Gerakaris Artillery, which was built by the leader of the Hittites in Mani, Stavros Gerakaris. Also, the Ministry of Culture has classified the building owned by Grigorio Skalkeas as a historical preserved monument, an important monument for the study of the history of the architecture of the area. The churches of Agios Myron and Agios Nikolaos – Holy Church of the Ascension of Christ, from where the village got its name, are noteworthy. The village has a Kindergarten, Port Station and Health Center. West of the village stands a 5 meter lighthouse.

Hot Spots

The gorges of Byros and Ridomos
The churches of Agios Myron and Agios Nikolaos
The artillery of Gerakaris

Beaches in the area

Gnospi Beach
Pantazi Beach
Rock Pool
Stoupa Beach

Where are we going to eat?

The wonderful fish taverns of the village promise fresh fish and wonderful salads, while anyone who wishes can try the local delicacies of the area.

Where will we have fun?

Along the beach of Agios Nikolaos, visitors will find quiet bars and can enjoy their drink in the company of the magnificent view of the beach.

Beaches in the area

Gnospi Beach

Very close to Agios Nikolaos, you will come across a...

Pantazi Beach

A very beautiful, small beach where you will find it...

Stoupa beach

Or otherwise, the Miami of Mani. Stoupa is one of...