Petrovouni Beautiful picturesque village at an altitude of approxi- mately 180 meters above sea level. Its view that captures apart from the wider region of Karda myli, almost the entire Messinian Bay, is astonishing Lakos Lakos Picturesque settlement, east of Agia Sofia, south of Exochori and north of Petrovouni and Proastio. Stone houses, dense greenery, trails and churches are the main features of the area Proastio Traditional agricultural village. After the Fall of Constantinople settled there known Byzantine families. It is amphi-theatrically built on a hillside and has great views. Located near the beach of Kalamitsi and the canyon of Foneas. Picturesque mountain village. Located below the peak of Tayge- tos Mavrovouna, among oak trees and walnut trees. As a natural for- tress, it remains hidden from sight, even from a short distance. Here, in the Tower Dourakis, Kolokotronis was hidden from the Ottomans. Kastania Driopi Traditional Maniot settlement. Built next to the road that connects Kardamyli with Kokkina Louria of Laconia, it is located near Karyovouni, but at a lower altitude. It is also close to Pyrgos and to Kastan Karavouni Traditional mountain village. Built amphitheatrically on two slopes that form a stream, among oak trees and olive groves. On the square of the village stands proudly a large plane tree. Known as the Arachova of Mani and re- nowned destination since old times One of the oldest villages, the first where a Tower was built, hence the name. Natural observatory, on the road connecting the coastal villages with the moun- tainous villages. Pictur- esque houses with inner courtyards, magnificent views of the region. It has a Bio-Hotel Pirgos From the newer villages, built under the Maniot archi- tecture. Located on a hill, surrounded by olive groves and oak trees, just a short distance from the beaches of Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos. It has great views and the houses of the villages are built amphitheatrically Neochori Traditional stone-built village. Situated amongst olive trees, within walking distance from the beaches of Stoupa and Kalogria. Actually, it forms a single tourist destination with these two seaside re- sorts. Quiet, beautiful and easily accessible. Lefkton Traditional stone-built village. Situated on a plateau amongst olive trees, within walking distance from the beach of Pantazi. Actually, it forms a single tourist destination with Kato Riglia. Quiet, beautiful and easily accessible Ano Riglia Traditional stone-built village. Situated on a plateau amongst olive trees, within walking distance from the beach of Pantazi. Actually, it forms a single tourist destination with Ano Riglia. Quiet, beautiful and easily accessible. Kato Riglia Stone-built, traditional settlement. From a height of 90 meters, it overlooks the sea and the coast of Agios Dimitrios. Sunny during the most part of the year, it is situated close to both the beaches and to the village of Platsa Kotroni Traditional mountain village. Inhabited since 1465, as there are written references to the name of the village since that year. It is surrounded by dense vegetation, firs, oaks, pines and has mulberry trees in the village square. It was refuge of the Kolokotronis’ family. Milea Platsa Traditional mountain village. It has many towers and it is built at an altitude of 370 meters among lush vegetation. Its name means plateau and was the mountainous part of the ancient Pefnos. It overlooks the sea and the region of Agios Dimitrios Traditional stone built village. Inhabited since the time of ancient Sparta, when it possessed a sacred oracle, dedicated to the patroness of seafarers Ino. It demonstrated important iconographers like Koutifaris. Situated between the coast and the mountain. Thalamis Lagkada Traditional Maniot village. Built on a ravine, hence the name. Landmark is the old church of Giatrissa, the largest monastery in the area, which once housed 300 monks. Here died the man, who christianised Mani, known as Saint Nikon. Traditional stone-built settlement, built in the area of Tseria that is also known as the Balcony of Mani, because of its panoramic view. Located on the mountain side, in dense vegetation, with olive trees, cypresses and pines, next to the settlement of Giatreika. Zacharia Katofigio Caption Text2 Traditional stone-built settlement, built in the area of Tseria that is also known as the Balcony of Mani, because of its panoramic view. Katafygio means refuge in Greek. There are caves in the cliff at its western side, where residents used to hide from pirates. Traditional stone- built village. It supervises the built-in-circle setlements of the area of Tseria, known as the Balcony of Mani because of its panoramic view. Located on the mountainside, among pine trees. The structure of the settlements’ location was chosen due to fortification. Tseria