The Mani and its interesting past

The Mani is one of the Greek destinations located towards the most far southern area of Peloponnese, south of Sparta. This city is unique and extremely interesting to all those visitors who like meeting and observing antique constructions due to the great amount of them it has. Visitors who are in the Peloponnese and like meeting spots rich in historical past and full of amazing ancient constructions should try to meet the Mani since it would have a lot to offer to them.

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The charming town of Nafplio

Nafplio is a charming small town located in the Greek region of Peloponnese, within the prefecture of Argolid surrounded by some valleys and near to some beautiful coast lines. This town used to be considered one of the most important spots in Greece, until the lapse of time between the 6th and 11th centuries BC when it started loosing popularity once the Myceneans invaded it.

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The Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal connects the Peloponnese with mainland Greece and the Sacronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth. This Canal was built during the 19th century, and since then, it has been a great help to connect and transport at both sides of the Corinth Isthmus. Before the canal existed, in ancient Greece, people would need to travel all around Peloponese in order to go from this spot to mainland Greece, a trip which would take them days.

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Neapoli – an ancient administrative center

The town of Neapoli is the administrative center of the Greek municipality of Vatika, in the region of Peloponnese. By visiting Neapoli, tourists could also easily meet several other towns and villages located near this town, such as, for example, Paradisi, Lachi, Kambo, Cape Maleas, Elafonisios, Kythera, Antikythera, and Faraklo among others.

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Corinth – uniting Peloponnese to Greece’s mainland

The city of Corinth is geographically located in a narrow land area, known as the Isthmus of Corinth, which connects the region of Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece. The Isthmus of Greece, which was formerly used for the transportation of ships, is nowadays cut by a canal which is used for the purposes by which the isthmus was used before.

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