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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


    Kalamata 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 in Kalamata is beautiful and clean with sand or pebbles. With a total coastline of over 4 kilometers, visitors can enjoy swimming in many organized beaches and eat fresh fish in many traditional psarotavernakia that will amaze the wider coastal area. Large modern hotels and apartments and hostels cater to guests' stay and meet the needs of even the most demanding. Your vacation in Kalamata and the surrounding area will give you an indelible image with plenty of entertainment, culture and historical discovery!

    Sights of Kalamata

    Kalamata Castle survives the fortification wall and over the central dome entrance, the lion of St. Mark in Venice. The inner courtyard is the amphitheater, where many cultural events of the city and the Associations of this historic city. At the foot of the castle is the church of the Presentation of Christ Byzantine style and built in 1859 AD. The festival of the temple is on February 2 with the participation of believers from all over Greece, who flock to worship the image of the Virgin Mary, considered miraculous and according to tradition echi narrated by St. Luke. The Holy Constantine and Helen, near Hypapante, founded in 1796 and there developed considerable metaxoufantiki art and textiles hitherto available to visitors. The Benaki Archaeological Museum in the heart of the city of Kalamata and its historical center, located at the junction of the Benaki Papazoglou. Venetian type is concerned, one of the most important buildings of the city, houses a rich collection of antiquities from various locations of Messinia. The Railway Museum, which since 1986 has been installed at the southern end of the Municipal Railway Park, in an area 54 acres. The monastery of Dimiovia located 15 km east to Taygetos and is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The spiritual center of Kalamata Pantazopouleiou Democratic School was founded in 1933 and contains about 60,000 volumes, including incunabula, manuscripts, papyri, old gospels and rare editions.


    Celebration on March 23 with a parade and represent the liberation of the city from the Turks. Celebration of the Visitation (2 February) with a procession of the miraculous image. Other events in the annual dance festival, the Messenian Summer ', the annual book fair, the Papafesseia, the Flower Festival, etc.

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