We will explore the Mani peninsula, visit the Diros caves, Kardamyli and enjoy the evening in the city of Kalamata
The unique Caves of Diros house stalagmites and stalactites and are accessible by boat as the intricate network of passageways are part of an underground river.
Kardamyli is the pretty coastal village nestled between the waters of the Messinian gulf and the Taygetos mountain surrounded with stone towers, cypress trees and beautiful beaches. We visit Patrick Leigh Fermor’s hideaway home, a British soldier and author who played a role in the Cretan resistance during World War II. The home is a stunning example of great architecture, with airy rooms, Islamic influences, a Mediterranean garden, and private access to a beach cove.
Stroll around the Mediterranean garden of cypress trees, olive trees, fragrant shrubs, white oleanders, and wildflowers rolling down to the sea and enjoy an inspiring landscape that was an attraction to many intellectuals and scholars who wanted to work or study in such a setting.