This is the so-called “aposkieri” (“sitting in the shade”) Mani, since it is the part of the peninsula that faces west, towards the Gulf of Messenia. Its history is rich with battles and campaigns for the control of its strong castles. The Byzantines, the Venetians, the Franks, the Turks and the Slavs clashed here in a long succession of conquests.
A tour by
historistai is a cultural Group of Public History aiming at the creation of aesthetically upgraded history projects with applications at education, tourism, and culture.