In my previous blog (here) I talked about me and my partner getting married.
“We have decided to get married 6 months before it actually happened. Imagine my face when my now husband told me one evening “We are not postponing it any longer we are getting married this summer”. In the beginning I thought it was not even possible to plan it. I came to terms with the idea and went for it! We knew the place we wanted to have our wedding at. The whole concept was a small wedding in southern Greece, in Mani region at Petra & Fos. We and our close friends and family would combine a wedding with September holidays.”
We visited Mani region three years ago for the first time. Visiting Mani was part of a long trip around Peloponnese. We fell completely in love with the place and kept coming back year after year. What is Mani really? What is so special about it?
Mani for me is sky, shades of endless blue, the sound of waves, the feel of the wind, the smell of bougainvilleas, delicious food, rock and light, mountains and sea, Mani is Greece. A raw Greece, intact, like the mountains we grew up when we were young. Stone houses, rough paths, no sign of tourist shops. This is Mani.
Our Wedding Suite
Petra & Fos means stone and light. What an ideal name for this place where stone prevails in the space while sun shine brights throughout the whole day. Petra & Fos boutique hotel and spa is a very special place for us and one can understand that by our decision to have our wedding here. Stone and wood, blue shades, sky and mountain make this place a gem not to be hidden. Unpretentious, original and idyllic it combines genuine hospitality with wild beauty. A small boutique hotel with amazing staff made the stay of our guests and ours a time to remember. We decided to stay here before and after our wedding. Even though we were hesitant in the beginning we eventually booked the loft suite for our whole stay. We loved staying here and we wish we didn’t have to leave at the end.
The loft suite combines a two level room with traditional architecture. On the first level, there was a stone-built single bed, a fireplace, a TV, a bathroom and the balcony from where the view is breathtaking. Next to the balcony’s wooden door the wooden stairs lead to the loft where our double bed was.
I think whatever I am going to write regarding the outdoor space is not going to be enough to describe the beauty of this place. Stunning view of sea’s endless blue and mountains took our breath away every day. This view never gets old. The infinity pool compliments the view in the most elegant way and there was one thought in my head while sitting there, how beautiful can Greece be…
Breakfast and food
What is the cherry on the top in this place is the food! Traditional, uncomplicated, greek, with respect to the nature and local products, food is everything. We loved the fresh orange juice and the cold greek coffees, the freshly made omelettes, the cheeses and the small buffet during breakfast time. During the day we would order small snacks from Anerousa restaurant such as fried calamari, greek meatballs, greek salads and so much more. Food has been fantastic! I was pretty busy eating all the days so I have not taken any memorable photos, however this is a small “taste” of it.
Dreams after all are made from stone and light!
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