Near the village of Proastio in Mani, we stumble upon one of the most impressive caves in the region, which is known as “Katafyggi Vatsinidi”, and has a total area of 2,400 square metres. It’s a littoral cave, access to which is possible through three entrances. The easiest is via a trail, while the more adventurous can access it either from its roof with a rope, or from the sea.
The cave appears to have been inhabited for hundreds of years. It includes two large chambers and few smaller ones, as well as several lakes, which are interconnected by passages. On the roof of the first chamber there is a skylight that allows the sunrays to light the interior, creating a uniquely special effect on the waters. The cave also has impressive stalagmites, which give it a truly magical feeling.