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Introduction

The tiny fishing village of Gerolimenas has a pebble beach, a handful of waterside tavernas and one of the most atmospheric hotels in the entire south. The road continues south, past the much photographed 'tower house village' of Vathia, and then loops up the eastern coast and back over to Areopolis, enabling a Deep Mani circuit to be easily completed.

Gerolimenas and Deep Mani

2 - 2.5 hours drive from Kalamata

An hour's drive south from Stoupa and Aghios Nikolaos and you are in deep (inner) Mani. Here the landscape changes from lush and fertile to arid and lunar. The change is dramatic - almost as though a border has been crossed - but the landscape has a mesmerising beauty. Here the mountains seem to loom even larger.

Deep Mani is the land of the tower houses - built to defend the occupants not only from pirate invaders but also their own neighbours due to generational feuding! Combined with the harsh rocky terrain, with high mountains as far as you can see to one side and the deep blue of the sea to the other, and you will see why deep Mani is one of the most hauntingly beautiful, distinctive and atmospheric regions in all Greece. Just 8 kms to the south of Areopolis, the
regional centre, is the Mani's greatest attraction. No one should visit the region without exploring the vast underground lakes and caves found at Pirgos Diros. Crammed with stalactites and stalagmites, the caves are said to be 400 million years old and amongst the finest in Europe. You are guided through them by poled boat.

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Time Difference

GMT + 2 hours

Currency

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Language

Greek

Average flight times

3 hours 40 Minutes

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Those of our clients who have, over the last 20 or so years, visited Tolon in the Peloponnese will know Jackie; our very knowledgeable and passionate representative. Having decided to return to the UK, she has joined our reservations team and, needless to say, knows Tolon, a resort we have featured since 1973, inside out. It will come as no surprise to know that the Peloponnese is her favourite region in Greece.

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