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Mani, the southernmost peninsula of the Peloponnese, in southern Greece, forms a continuation of the Taygetos mountain range, extending from the Laconian Gulf to the Messenian Gulf. It is a majestic place of Byzantine and post Byzantine churches, Frankish castles and stunning scenery. The wild scenery of this area, combined with the proud and independent nature of its inhabitants lead to the creation of distinct traditions and social particularities that developed separately from the rest of the Peloponnese and Greece in general. Historic facts and the infertile land, lead to a way of living, which influenced the form of residences. To this day the architecture of the area is famous for the stone tower buildings and fortified family dwellings, combining a unique architecture with the ambience of the Mediterranean brio. 

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