Laconian Mani epitomizes the treasured values of times gone by in its stern rock formations and its lucid waters, which is why it an attraction for visitors all year round.
Tradition prevails. It accentuates the numerous traditional town formations, its stone towers and castles, its churches and its well preserved family heirlooms. After all family is the most powerful ingrained backbone of its society. Areopolis, 58 km from Sparta, with its stone-paved roads and its tower-houses, constitutes the trade and administration centre of Mani – here is where the flag signifying the Greek Revolution of 1821 was raised, on March 17.
You must pay a visit to Limeni, to see the palace of the grand ruler of Mani, Petrobei Mavromihali, one of leading protagonists in the Greek Revolution of 1821.