In Old Kardamili dominates the Tower of Mourtzinos, who belonged to the last captain of Mani.
The Tower of Mourtzinos, which today hosts the Museum of Mourtzinos, is a typical fortified house for a captain of Exo Mani. According to the peculiar administrative system of the northwestern (Exo) Mani, the “Captain” was considered to be the local lord of a certain area, which had the power to supervise it thanks to his “fortress”. This was true until the founding of the Modern Greek state.
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