Mani, a mountainous peninsula with jagged contours, isolated from the rest of the Peloponnese by the barrier of Mount Taígetos, is a unique place - a harsh one with its burning sun, relentless winds and scorched, rocky ground. The barren windswept landscape and the grey villages with their abandoned towers create a strange, fascinating impression. Don't miss the picturesque narrow streets of Githio, Areopoli and Vathia (to the south) at the top of a solitary peak.
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