Sun, Sea & Siesta

Try Greek ‘Island Life' Messinian Style!

Chrani Xrani in Messinia Greece is peaceful, friendly, coastal village with an abundance of different places to eat and drink. Connected to mainland Greece by only a narrow land bridge, the Peloponnese has four island-like Peninsulas of distinctly different character.
Chrani is in the heart of world famous 'Kalamata Black Olive' country and is only 45 minutes from the airport at Kalamata or 3 hours from Athens. The beach enjoys a spectacular view to the Mani's Spartan, rugged Taygetus Mountain

Beach Bars

  • All with free sun beds
  • Kivatos
  • Caribbean
  • Maistrali
  • Helona

Eating Places

  • Aphroditi
  • Billy's Bar & Grill
  • Kipos (The Garden)
  • Hellas
  • Parthenon
  • Socrates
  • To Steki ("Poppy's" at Episkopi)

Things to do

Walk, hike, motor or sailing boat, horse ride, wind surf, kayak, mountain train, ski, cave boat or golf

Towns & Villages

Chrani is ideal to stay put, walk in the hills or explore the neighbouring countryside, towns & tourist centres


Many villages are close except Nafplion & Epidavros - visit them on the way to Chrani or back to Athens
Mystras is a long day trip & Olympia deserves a one night stay away


There is a huge number of websites offering accommodation in Chrani but two seem to have the largest choice


The nearest ATMs are quite nearby in Petaidi and Agios Andreas. Most but not all businesses now take payment cards. Hit the Full Story for how to get here, Bus & Coach from Athens, the calendar & other information or write to