Nafplio – Monemvasia
You won’t miss Monemvasia, further along the coastline. Its sheer cliffs rise from the sea into an imposing and spectacular rock fortress. Explore within the walls of the rock’s castle to find a fascinating medieval village amid narrow streets. Admire the view from one of the numerous beaches and cool off in sparkling, turquoise water.
The Mani Peninsula
Eastwards towards the Mani Peninsula, the landscape becomes wild and rocky, with tiny coves and ancient ruins contrasting with the deep blue Aegean Sea. Spend a few days here in one of the least visited areas of Greece where Byzantine churches, castles and hilltop villages preside over rolling olive groves.
Kardamyli – Kalamata
Before your trip ends in Kalamata, make a stop at bohemian Kardamyli, achingly pretty and once home to famed British author Patrick Leigh Fermor. Marvel at the cool Diros Caves studded with luminous stalactites, and sit back at family run restaurants for seafood, meze and the obligatory ouzo.
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