On the southwest end of the Peloponnese, with its rich natural landscape and its age long history, Messenia Prefecture, numbers, nowadays, 175.600 residents. The prefecture has all modern infrastructures of a hospitable place; thus, you can reach Messenia either by driving or by airplane.
The strong presence of the prefecture in history is obvious from the hundreds of monuments that are hidden in all of its areas. The extremely tall towers are still dominant in Mani’s villages. The remains of the medieval Castles are harmonized with the natural landscape, while the remains of the ancient times confirm the references made to the area in Homer’s works. Visit the local museums, which fully demonstrate this age long history!
A visit to Messenia prefecture includes excursions to the traditional villages of Mani, as well as explorations, by hiking or cycling, in the forests of Mount Taygetus. Enjoy the view from the highest mountain range of the Peloponnese and discover the small heavenly destinations that are hidden among its rocks! The bottom of the Messenian Gulf and its deep blue waters below the pine trees, make the experience unique.
As far as culture is concerned, the prefecture of Messenia has plenty of things to demonstrate, such as annual cultural events, art groups and active bodies that draw the attention of many visitors, by maintaining the local customs and traditions.
And, of course, the experience is completed by the delicious traditional cuisine, with flavors from Mani. The local production, with the domestic products, has spread the reputation of Messenia prefecture, even abroad. It is a very friendly area, ideal for jaunts!