It is a listed settlement, a beautiful harbour in the entrance of Mani, which is special thanks to the particularity of the landscape and the architecture of Mani.
Its inhabitants are tough, independent, and harsh, and built their houses like small forts in such a way as to totally protect themselves from invaders. It was named after the ancient god of war, Ares who also represents honour and bravery in which the inhabitants of Mani take place. It is 72km from Sparta, it belongs to the province of Gytheio, and has a population of approximately 1,000. It is one of the few regions in Greece that was free most of the time thanks to the temperament of its inhabitants, whereas it had a leading role in the war of independence.