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Mani Peninsula

To discover the Back Door Peloponnese, head to its remotest frontier. The Mani Peninsula is the southernmost tip of mainland Greece (and of the entire European continent, east of Spain) — and it feels like the end of the road. In the Mani, travelers discover a timeless region of rustic villages and untrampled beaches. A day's drive around this desolate, rural peninsula offers dramatic mountain scenery and bloody history all tied up in an evocative package — making hedonism on the Mani coast feel all the more hedonistic. At the end of the day, you can retire to charming Kardamyli.