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Vathia (Greek: Βάθεια) is a village in Laconia, Greece, on the Mani Peninsula. It is one of the most characteristic villages of Mani and it is famous for its grand towers (pyrgoi). It stands proudly, built on a peak of a hill, full of two and three storey impressive towers that along with the other stone buildings of the village, it creates a real fortress. It was mainly built during the 18th century, and it met its greatest prosperity in the 19th century.
In recent years and after Greek National Tourist Organization’s intervention, most of the towers have been restored and converted into beautiful traditional inns. Now Vathia is a tourist attraction in spring because of its wild flowers that cover the nearby hills and its breathtaking views.
Vathia, Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, Europe

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 50 mm, 400 sec at f/ 11, ISO 200
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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...10 months ago

    Wonderful photograph!!! :)))))))))))

  • Thank you very much Vicki!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB10 months ago

    October 22, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks for the feature Teresa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniola10 months ago

    Beautiful place!

  • It is indeed Dominika, thank you!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...9 months ago

    Many thanks to the Greece and all things Hellenic group for the feature!

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