Mani – Country & People with character

The Mani scenery is wild, untamed and unique located in the bottom of the middle finger of the Greek Peloponnese, home of the Bläuel family business which produces organic olive and delicatessen products.
Up until the 20th century, because of its inaccessibility the Mani was an ideal hideaway for those seeking protection, this was also the case for pirates in olden times. This isolation meant that the region was free from government interference, and thus its people developed a special, freedom-loving spirit. The Mani never submitted to any foreign powers during its history, so it is not surprising that the Greek revolution against centuries of Ottoman rule started from this region in 1821.

Today Mani is a peaceful land and visitors looking for rest, relaxation, sun, sea and good food are welcome. But the Mani people are still proud of their independence and free spirit. Continuing with the traditional ways of olive cultivation they keep alive this centuries-old culture, which is supported and promoted by the Bläuel family through the promotion of organic farming. The pure natural products that grow in the Mani are the treasures of the region – such as the iconic Koroneki olive tree from which the “green gold” of Mani is obtained.