At the threshold of Mani, an exciting destination! The deep blue water of the beautiful city of Gytheio reflects its colors on the Laconian gulf. Scattered chapels, cobblestone streets, the Ancient Theater ,the Kranai island, the Tzanetaki tower, the lighthouse: a sleeping guardian, and many seafood delicacies, tasty temptations, delicious appetizers , ouzo and refreshing cocktails.
A land made of stone and sun, historic and infinitely charming, the region of Mani counts over 98 traditional villages and towers of an unrivaled architecture, innumerable Byzantine churches and, of course, the Caves of Diros. Here, history and nature are a living tradition.
Cave of Diros
Underneath the land of Mani, there is a hidden unspeakable beauty, the most beautiful cave of the world, the Caves of Diros. Visit the grot and have the 45-minute labyrinthine walk among the stalactites and the stalagmites.
This is where the world ends…Here, the rocky land of Mani gives way to the immensity of the sea. The miracle of the nature is called Cape Tainaro or Cape Matapas… Unfathomable images .. The Star of Arias, the lighthouse of Cape Tainaro surrounded by the sea like an imperious guardian. An amazing construction, a treasure and many untold feelings…
The Temple of Poseidon
A ruined church of Asomatos, possibly built on the Necromanteion (temple) of Poseidon…. a small and remote church…myth and history along, legends and traditions…
Like a floating fortress, Monemvasia, is surrounded by pirates’ and corsairs’ bases of operation and combines, in a unique way, the geomorphology of the rocks and human’s fortifications.
It is an immense monumental museum of worldwide range, with an aristocratic past and a unique historical value. . Moreover, the museum of the archeological site of Mystra, which is housed in a two-storey stone building from 1754 , contains a range of reliefs , manuscripts and ornaments collection.