04 Mar 2015

The Mani, Kardamyli and Patrick Leigh Fermor

For Journey’s Magazine


We rounded a corner high in the olive hills of the southern Peloponnese; below us lay the colours of the Mani.

On one side, the sea swept across the Gulf of Messinia in a block of dark blue; to the north rose the pine-green flanks of the Taygetus Mountains, their summits obscured by lilac storm clouds. On a limestone peninsula ahead lay a clutch of red roofs, rose cupolas and gold towers: Kardamyli, the ancient port of Sparta.

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