Covering the central peninsula in the south of the Peloponnese, the Mani is a wild, rugged region. From the steep foothills of the snow-tipped Taÿgetos Mountains to the pristine coastal coves, and from the tiny villages nestling amid olive groves, connected by threads of walking trails, to the arid landscapes in the south of the peninsula, speckled with abandoned stone towers, the Mani has some of the most dramatic and varied scenery in the Peloponnese, much of it still wonderfully under-explored. We took our scooter and explored the whole region in one day, we drove narrow western coastal roads from Areopoli down to Kokinogia and then again up through the less touristic east coast, in total we made 123 kilometers.

Parking location – Areopoli: 36.668924N 22.382092E