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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.
Vresthena is situated on a slope of mount Parnonas near the ancient village of Caryes, 26km from Sparta.
The capital of the province of Epidaurus Limiras, It is 73km to the southeast of Sparta and has a population of 3,000 mostly engaged in agriculture.
It is a Mediterranean village, 41km from Sparta. It s a large village, the inhabitants of which are mostly engaged in farming and stock farming.