Mani, Greece: Tainaron Blue is located in a place of mystery, myths and natural beauty

Tainaron Blue is located just a few kilometers from Cape Tainaron. This is the southernmost geographical point of mainland Greece and also the southernmost point of mainland Europe.


Nearest airport is Kalamata International Airport (KLX) in a distance of 125km. Athens International Airport (ATH) is only 340km away.

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For thousands of years, Cape Tainaron (formerly known as Cape Matapan) has been a unique region full of mystery, myths and natural beauty.

According to Pausanias, this is where a Temple to Poseidon had been built. Poseidon was worshipped especially by Lakones, and the temple became the center of the “Brotherhood of Freelakones”.

There is also a cave at the tip of the Cape, that legends claim it was the home of Hades, the god of the Underworld. According to the ancient Greek mythology, Cerberus, a three-headed dog guarded the gate, to prevent the dead from escaping and the living from entering.