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Kastania, Mani, Peloponnesos, Greece, May 2013. The Outer Mani Kastania is a village which in earlier days  was one of the most important in the area. This was probably due to its easily defensible position and possibly its proximity to Byzantine Mistra across the mountains. At the top of the plateau that runs from Kalyves to Pirgos the village is tucked into a blind valley under the lower slopes of the Taygetus and is invisible from the coast. The southern and middle tips of the Peloponnesos are called The Mani. This isolated region in the districts of Lakonia and Messinia is littered with Byzantine era churches and Ottoman era tower house villages. The Peloponnese peninsula is the real heart of traditional Greece. Ancient mountain villages interrupt the olive groves that line the rugged coastline that is surrounded by deep blue and turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.  Photo by Frits Meyst/Adventure4ever.com


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Exploring the Peloponnesos of Greece: Mani, Monemvasia, Gythio, Mystras, Koroni

Kastania, Mani, Peloponnesos, Greece, May 2013. The Outer Mani Kastania is a village which in earlier days was one of the most important in the area. This was probably due to its easily defensible position and possibly its proximity to Byzantine Mistra across the mountains. At the top of the plateau that runs from Kalyves to Pirgos the village is tucked into a blind valley under the lower slopes of the Taygetus and is invisible from the coast. The southern and middle tips of the Peloponnesos...
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From gallery: Exploring the Peloponnesos of Greece: Mani, Monemvasia, Gythio, Mystras, Koroni
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Date 16 May 2013
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