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East Mani

Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
East Mani is a municipality in the prefecture of Laconia, Greece. Its seat of administration is the village Kotronas. The municipality is located in the eastern part of the Mani peninsula, near two promontories and is linked with a road encircling the eastern part of the peninsula and up to GR-37 about 10 to 15 kilometers north. The mountains filled with rocks and grasslands lies to the west and farmlands are within the coastline and valley areas.

The town of Kotronas was founded in around 1500 Before Christ. It emerged to become a major port. Kotronas was named by Homer. Part of the Spartan navy that sent out to Troy was stationed there. When the Dorians took over Laconia, Kotronas' role as a major port was replaced by Gytheio. In the Roman period, Kotronas fell with the rest of Laconia to the Romans. Under the Romans it enjoyed special privleges. In the Byzantine period Kotronas was not mentioned. Kotronas suffered greatly from pirate raids. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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