This area of southern Peloponnese known as ‘The Mani’ is a very special place. Its location on the edges of southern Europe, its tempestuous history and its natural beauty all combine to give the visitor an exceptional experience.
The drive from Kalamata down into Mani is stunning and something you will never forget. The isolated aspect of this beautiful area, combined with the independent nature of its inhabitants meant that some traditions grew separately from the rest of Peloponnese and Greece so that a distinct society made its mark on the landscape. To this day the architecture of the area is famed for the tower houses and fortified family residences from the period of the Ottoman occupation of Greece.