The Land of Rocks and Stones
Oitylo. The western border of Mani Lakonia. The village of the large exit in 1676 A.C. of the Stephanopoulos family and other 500 Maniats, who ended up to Cargese of Corsica, where they reached the supreme axioms of the area. The second border is the beautiful village of Gythio and imaginable borderline is the street from the main village of Areopoli up to there. International border is also Tenaro, the famous cape, the most southerly point of Europe. Here are also the Gates of Adis, the area for souls before the underworld. This is how someone can describe this rough place that gave birth to different Greeks.
Panagiotis | Shiny Greece
Tough like the endless rocks and the tower-houses. Stiff outspoken like the dry landscape. Inventive, having kept all conquerors away. The great Maniat poet Nikiforos Vrettakos wrote: “If you are born a Maniat, your origin obliges you to be: brave, outspoken and honest.”. A civilization that can still discuss with the modern society, its values, its traditions. In this infertile land with the blue of the sea, the lonely towers discuss with the water and build stories with pirates and aspirated conquerors, who never made to nail the Maniat villages and their spirit.
The international visitors of Mani Lakonia are served by the airport of Kalamata (KLX) and the international airport of Athens (ATH).