Long isolated from the rest of Greece, the Mani peninsula is residence to a clannish local community that claims warrior heritage.

The Mani peninsula’s jagged, rocky cliffs jut from the Peloponnese at the southernmost suggestion of mainland Greece, forcing the landscape to heave and billow like ocean waves. From the steep hilltops, stone houses resembling little castles stand with their backs to the colossal Taygetos mountains and look out above the stoic Ionian Sea.This is

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