Prefecture of Laconia Off The Beaten Path

  • The sheltered harbour of Porto Kagio
    The sheltered harbour of Porto Kagio
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  • Porto Kagio at the tip of the Peloponnese
    Porto Kagio at the tip of the...
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  • Porto Kagio
    Porto Kagio
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Prefecture of Laconia Off The Beaten Path

  • Driving to the Tip of the...

    Leaving behind Areopoli earlier this morning and at a distance of 40 km along winding roads with breathtaking coasts and bays, we reach the tip of the Peloponnes peninsula. What a quiet cove this is –a sheltered harbour!My God! It is unbeatable. The bay is unbelievably beautiful with a few restaurants right next to the coast, a few hotels and...

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  • Don't Miss VITINA - so Traditional!

    Vitina is just 44 km from Tripoli, and a very popular destination.It is indeed a Traditional little village that keeps its colour and style. So elegant indeed!Walk in its streets and see the beautiful shops selling all sorts of Greek products.Each shop is unique and elegant…They sell all kinds of Greek herbs, home-made delicacies, desserts, spice,...

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  • Don't Miss Monemvasia's Castle!

    It is so idylic walking in the narrow alleys in Monemvasia - the old city, but try going up the hill.It is so romantic and from up there the view is awesome!Rest at a nice cafe, and buy one or two souvenirs from the beautiful and so discreet shops.

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  • The Gobbledstoned Alleys in Monemvasia

    I have taken so many photos of the gobblestoned alleys in the old city of Monemvasia.Have a look on some of them, and get to this thread which is from my blogs to see more!http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/greekcypriot/10/1284409476/tpod.htmlhttp://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/greekcypriot/10/1284416835/tpod.htmlRead everything...

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  • Barbarian Invasions in the Old...

    Barbarian invasions forced the Lacedemonians of the surrounding area to seek refuge in the natural fortress of the rock of Monemvasia and this is how it made its first apprearance in history, in the 6th century.Byzantines, Francs, Venetians, Turks and modern Greeks were at different times masters of the unconquerable castle which is considered a...

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  • The Old Town of Monemvasia

    Some Information before visiting this place here:Monemvasia means entry, (Moni= single Emvasia= entry), a place that has a single entrance. A peninsula, used as a port by some Cretans who gave it its first name, "AKRA MINOA" and which was separated from the mainland during the great earthquake of 375A.D.See the photo of the entrance to the old town...

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  • Visit AREOPOLI

    Areopoli is named after Ares, the Greek God of war. It has a population of one thousand inhabitants, and it is distinguished by its landscape and architectural style. It is a traditional town in Mani.We walked through the narrow alleys, but most of the village here is desserted. It gave me the impression that not many people stay here, but it is...

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  • The Stalactites of Diros

    More information about Diros that I believe it is a Must visit.No matter how many times you visit it you just want to come back again. The tour with the boat lasts about 25 minutes and has a total length of 1.500 metres. When the boat ride comes to an end, you would feel that you want to have another one.Working Hours:From 08:30 to 15:00 from...

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  • Paralia Kiparissi

    This was the most amazing journey!! The (washed out in places) road clung to the cliffs with sheer drops on unguarded edges down to the sea, very nerve-racking. We really thought we had taken a wrong turn but realised the bus had come past us. Finally the road surface returned but the approach to Kiparissi was very steep and narrow.It is a very...

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  • Limni Gerakas

    Limni Gerakas is on the eastern prong of Laconia. When we stayed, the first few kms of the road were fine but then it turned into an atrocious dirt track, 19kms. of it. When you approach Gerakas it appears to be landlocked but it is a shallow, swampy bay that you follow until you reach the village. It has an island feel to it.It's very attractive...

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  • Kiparissi

    As I have said, the road to Paralia Kiparissi is long and rough. You arrive at the inland Kiparissi first and get spectacular views looking towards it winding your way down the road.

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  • Kamares beach

    This is a couple of beaches in a deep bay. There is a little chapel at one end. The water was absolutely freezing and went deep very quickly.The road past the Belle Helene Hotel from Ageranos becomes narrow and rough concrete (or it did all those years ago!) There was a little kafeneon above the bay with wonderful views.

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  • Shoe Beach!!!

    If you continue along the road southwards from Gefira, as you leave the main route you come across this beach. The wild flowers were lovely but the most memorable thing about this beach were the hundreds of shoes washed up on the shore. We tried very hard to find a pair but were unsuccessful!!! You wouldn't believe so many people could lose their...

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  • Skoutari

    One of my favourite Greek beaches. The sand and water are just superb and the scenery simply stunning.We had this beach entirely to ourselves on at least two occasions.One thing that we noticed was a sign in Greek forbidding nudism and narcotics.The village is built on a hill and there was no sign of any accommodation or anywhere to eat or drink....

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  • Achillio - a fortified settlement

    Achillio is on the oposite site of Porto Cayo.A fortified protected and impressive settlement. If you decide to visit it, you will be surprised to discover, that there is a spring there which makes this certain point of Mani looking like jungle, in comparison with the rest bare rocky land!!!

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  • Limeni - a seaside typical maniot...

    Limeni, is Near Areopolis, a gorgeous bay with blue green waters.The picturesque fisherman's village, unaffected by the passage of time, consists of one of the most beautiful villages of Mani and makes us suppose that it might be like one of the biggest dens of the Southern Peloponnese.There is also a fish tavern there, that has very good quality...

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  • Skoutari - a seaside village

    If you start an excursion to Mani villages from Githio town, on your way to Areopolis you will find a sign pointing left, towards Skoutari village. It is a beautiful village, on a hill and it has a breathtaking view to the ocean. It has also 3 beautiful sandy and uncrowded beaches.On the second beach you will find 2 small absolutely traditional...

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  • Beaches

    If you are in Laconia and especially Mani area, you are in one of the "off the beaten path" places of Greece already.If you come during summer time, you will enjoy not crowded beaches and you will not believe that so beautiful places, remain so unspoilt.Sand beaches, pebble beaches, endless, or small, every kind can be found!Try, Mavrovouni,...

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