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Vlychada and Alepotrypa in Diro - Cave Diros
Vlihada and Alepotrypa are among the most beautiful caves in Greece and around the world. The cave Vlihadas with evocative lighting, offers the unique opportunity for a boat ride to the beauties hidden under the earth's surface. Beyond the imposing halls with specific names you will be impressed by the craftsmanship of the boatmen and the Greek humor, as bees boats of tourists and spend scratch from
Tower-house is the imprint of Mani map of Greek traditional architecture. The towers in Mani had obvious defensive character and storage spaces and large living rooms, where Mani gathered for everyday activities. In addition there are 3-6 floors with rooms for accommodation. In the mid 19th century there were over 900 towers-house and towers-war, most of them in the Middle Mani. The towers-war are
Sightseeing in Itilo
The Kelefas is the most important castles of Mani. Built by the Turks in 1670, in their unsuccessful attempt to control the region of Mani. Itilo is a beautiful, large and historic village, which seems to lie between Inside and Outside Mani. In Oitilo you need to do stop in Ntekoulou Monastery. In the bay of Itilo, known as pirate lair, the first settlement that we encounter is the picturesque seaside
Panagia Odigitria or Agitria, Mani
The church of Panagia Odigitria or Anitria, as it is called from locals, are built on a sharp slope cliffs of Mezalimona, who is the first bay west of the pan. From inside the church the moaning sounds of the water and the courtyard, the view Tigani cape is unique. The Anitria is one of the most beautiful Byzantine churches. Byzantine church has cruciform with a dome, very cute, with splendid marble
The villages of Sangia
On the road which leads from the "Alica" in "Lpgia", you can follow the path that goes left, towards the heart of Saggia. In Saggia you will see the "eagle nests" of Mani, three of the most beautiful, but deserted villages. In Mountanistika, dozens of towers arrayed like soldiers in a row. In Leontaki will see their "twin" towers of Gounela while tiny Pepo was the base of the notorious pirate.
In Vathia
The Vatheia is the most famous village of Mani by posters and postcards. It's really impressive, built on a hill, with dense layout and imposing consecutive towers 6 cm, which was leased in the late 70s for over 20 years. The towers served as hostels for some years, giving life again, in the deserted village. However in the late 90s the towers were returned to their owners, who were unbearable maintenance
The end of the world
The Akrotainaro or Cape Matapas from the ancient "processed Accra" in principle, forms a narrow "neck" a strip of land "squeezed" from the bay of Porto marinara on the right (west], where is the settlement Marmari (anc 'Achilles Limin ') with three beautiful sandy beaches and the bay of Porto Cayo on the left (east), with the settlement ancient "Psammathous".Opposite and North of Puerto Cayo are the
Prosiliaki Mani
Going up the newly paved road that passes over the Achilles will reach another historic village of Laya, who once had more than 1,000 residents. Unfortunately, few remain today.Laya has prided because he had the best craftsmen of stone and it is the birthplace of Alice Vouyiouklaki. The towers are particularly well as tall greater inclination get inwardly, giving the truncated pyramid image. A few
wells of Pausanias
The Pyrrhic is one of the villages which mentioned in the "Laconia" by the ancient traveler Pausanias, who went through these places at 2nd AD century. Apart from two sanctuaries of Astarteias Artemis and Apollo Amazon, which associated with the passage of the Amazons from the area, Pausanias mentions and the wells of the village, two sixths which still, according to the locals, to function as today.
Byzantine Mani
The Byzantine churches of Mani, follow different architectural types, from simple outbond temples to churches cruciform with a dome. Many of them follow the Middle Byzantine system of cloisonne masonry, while some have incorporated architectural parts of ancient temples. There are also differences in the hagiography as well and most of the paintings are works of local "folk" artists, in some cases


Gytheio or Gythio
In cove west of the Laconian Gulf, just 43 km south of Sparta lies Gytheio a mainland state with insularity, the seat of the municipality.Traditional village with two storey and three-storey neoclassical buildings and many restaurants, amphitheater at the foot of the mountain coumaric (Larissa at archiaotita) is the center of an organized tourist region that combines alternative forms of tourism with
KalamataKalamata is the capital and main port of Messinia, with some 50000 inhabitants. It is 255 km from Athens and is the western Mani (eastern is Gythio). It is one of the most modern cities of Greece, with a good layout architecture, wide streets, squares and parks, and each year made many notable cultural events. It is built in the shadow of Mount Taygetos, hugging the Messinian Gulf. The beaches
Agios Nikolaos
There is a small picturesque sandy beach at the outfall of Pamisos river or the river of Milia where ancient Pefnos used to be opposite the small Pefnos island, birthplace of Dioskuri. A particular village with its port being the centre of all action. It is also called Selinitsa  after the little Selini or little Helen according to the locals’ saying “Selinitsa, you sound the moon shivers as Paris
Areopolis is the seat of the Municipality of Itilo. Is a village in western Mani of Lakonia Peloponnese. It is historic settlement, which maintained the independence of the Turkish domination. Judged preserved until now holding the traditional color of Mani. Older Areopolis community Oitylou province of Laconia included the villages and settlements Dryalos, Kouskouni, Krialianika, Lagokoili and ports.
Bathia was mainly built during the 18th and 19th century, and it met its greatest prosperity in the 19th century. During the long immigration of the inhabitants of the province to major urban centers, it reached, by 1980, to be almost completely deserted.One of the most characteristic villages of Mani is that of Vathia, which is causing a pleasant surprise with its unique beauty, charm and its imposingness.
Verga KalamataAt the entrance of dual or Messinian Mani or located outside the historical village named Rod.It is the western gate of Mani just 6 km southeast of Kalamata. The Rod renamed so the community Selitsa and settlements Selitsa Upper and Lower Selitsa also renamed Upper and Lower Rod Rod respectively in 1956.With the creation of communities was community settlements Holy Zion, Salty, Upper
Gerolimenas is a district and it belongs to the Municipality of Itilos. The impressive settlement of Gerolimenas in Mani is built by the sea on the east side of Grosso Cape and is one of the most traditional and authentic villages of Mani of Lakonia with its stone houses to reach the sea. Is considered to be at the place of ancient Ippola and owes its name to the fact that in ancient times was considered
Drimos or Drialos has 156 residents and is a municipal district with the settlement clay. Drimos overlooking the Gulf of Laconia, with Pyrgoteichismata that surround wild vegetation and prickly
Kardamili has become the most sophisticated resort of Messinia .The Kardhamíli with their tiled roofs and stone houses, located in the foot of Mount Taygetos, opposite the green island Merope or Amygdalonisos . The charming old town with its restored towers, the stone villages Taygetos, the pebbled coves with olives and cypresses, attract nature lovers and artists from Greece and abroad, who have
The Kokkala has 446 inhabitants. It is the village of East Mani, located 52 km. south of Gytheio and 17 km. from Kotrona. Also located 79 km south of Sparta. Nearby is the fennel, a small coastal village. It is built over a small cove with white pebbles. The Kokkala has beautiful beaches, modern houses and holiday traffic
Its history began in 68 A.D Built on a glen  this village is characterized by its genuine outer Mani architecture. The old church of Giatrissa is one of the attractions of the area as it used to be the greatest Monastery of the Lakonian peninsula. Here lived 300 monks along with the Abbot who joioned Filiki Eteria and supported the national revolution after Kolokotronis’ invitation. Nikon Metanoete
Mantinea is hilly village arrondissement West Mani, Messinia Prefecture. Located at an altitude of 200 m. and in the 2001 census its population reached 180 inhabitants. The economy of the settlement based on olive production and tourism. Some of the attractions are:     Gorge Koskaraka / Santavas.     Katafygi: inaccessible cave with post-Byzantine fortification wall, which was a refuge in