Every morning we had breakfast on this patio overlooking the olive trees.
Ancient Olive tree
Just across a quiet street from the hotel was a beautiful pebble beach.
A dawn swim
Swimming with cousin Anna
One of the hotel complexes along the Mani Coast.
The view from our terrace in Limenas Geraka
Stone towers or Pyrgospita were the bastions of the beys. Locals would take refuge there during attacks from pirates, Ottomans or Venetians.
A Byzantine church within the stone tower compound.
A view of an ancient stone Mani village.Traveling to the Mani area is a must if you have time while visiting Greece. It's off he beaten track, with haunting landscapes, rocky beaches, and delicious local food.
We stayed in a renovated mill.
At the end of our Mani trip we stopped in Monemvasia, a medieval fortress with many Byzantine churches.
Stone pathways in Monemvasia
The road to the fort
View from the fort