The Mani Pennisular of Greece


The Peloponnese is a large peninsula separated from the rest of Greece by the Gulf of Corinth. It is surrounded
by the Ionian Sea on one side and the Aegean Sea on the other. The coastline is either rugged
with steep cliffs leading to small coves and sparkling blue seas with pebbled beaches or sloping down to
large expanses of sandy beach. The area is full of mountains with ravines, rivers, springs and caves
decorated with pine, cypress and olive trees and in the springtime a blanket of aromatic wild flowers and
mountain herbs. The fertile plains are full of citrus groves and vineyards. Wild and beautiful where the mountain rushes down to meet the sea; decorated with clusters of traditional stone houses or towers among the
rocky landscape dotted with olives trees. The coastline is rugged with pebbled beaches and coves with
small colorful fishing harbors where you can sit and relax sipping a glass of retsina or ouzo with a mezze
while watching the locals go about their daily business.

The Laconian Mani is full of mystic - ancient history and mythology, that has seen pirates rampages and ancient feuds in villages that last generations. The land represents a dramatic landscape,including bays and coves torn by the sea and wind. Here you will find the true Maniot towers (castles) were built to protect and defend the fiercely proud, honorable and private people of this land. Situated in ancient settlements with the bay of Mezapos close by, Mani provides a true glimpse into a past long forgotten. When you hear a greek say, you must be of Mani?, he is saying: you are a tough hombre!




























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