Mani The Historic, Breathtaking Southern Peloponnese
The Land of Castles
The Mani Peninsula also known as Maina, it medieval name, is a cultural and geographical region of Greece. The capital city of Mani is Areapoli. The central peninsula out od three extending toward the south from the Peloponnese (southern Greece) is Mani.
To the west of the Messinian Gulf and to the east of the Laconian Gulf the peninsula creates a continuation of the Taygetos mountain range.
Neolithic remains have been found in may caves along the Mani coasts and the general area, also an area where Mycenaean era (1900 BC - 1100 BC) artifacts were discovered.