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Cape Tenaro | Mani Lakonia | The Southern Edge of Mainland Europe

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

Cape Tenaro is the southest point of the Greek mainland and the second southest of Europe.

Cape Tenaro Greece

The Lighthouse of Cape Tenaro - Photo by: ID 108057518 © Elenimac28 | Dreamstime.com


Since ancient times, Cape Tainaro has been a very important place. Firstly, a cave of Tenaro is considered as the home of Hades, the god of dead people. Secondly, Cape Tainaron is the last European mainland point on the migration line of birds to Africa.

Cape Tainaro

Poseidon Temple at Cape Tenaro Mani - Photo by: iStock.com | fabdrone


Thirdly, the major naval battle between the English and the Italian navy in 1940, which led to the reduction of Italian naval presence in East Mediterranean, took place in Cape Tainaron Greece. Finally, the spot hosted throughout the years, numerous temples and churches.


How to get there | Go to Mani Lakonia Page


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