Along the narrow path that leads to the lighthouse one gets
to the most southern point of the Balkanian peninsula to enjoy the boundless
blue and white sea that looks like an enormous Greek flag.
After enjoying this most beautiful picture it is nice to have
a meal in Porto Kayo in the Bay of Quails. A colorful village Lagia with its
picturesque house-towers is located on our way upward. From this typical Maniot
spot once can enjoy the blue horizon of an unprecedented beauty.
On the way back we cross the Eastern area of Mani. First we
pass Androyalli (meaning "a shore for males") and then Melagani.
Separate Maniot towers and tiny villages. Agios Kiprianos and once a famous port
Soloteri that ships avoid nowadays.
Houses on seashore, foreigners who became local villagers,
hospitable landscape created for peace and relaxation.
And here is Kotronas, a traditional Maniot village. Solid
stone houses and mighty stone towers. Constructional material? Look around! The
name of the place ("Rock") speaks for itself.