About Gythio

Explore Gythio & It's Surroundings!

Gythio is a small city in Laconia, but the biggest city in Mani. The architecture and the atmosphere of the town is typical of the Greek sea atmosphere, as well as that of the Greek islands.
In Gythio, and its beaches extending for many miles, you will find fresh fish taverns, restaurants, cafes and bars.
In Gythio you can take a stroll through the narrow streets which reach the top of the mountain. Once you reach the last path to the top, you will see a small beautiful chapel from where the view is astonishing. You will have the opportunity to take a swim at its beaches that stretch in both sides of Gythio.

Ancient Gythio

The Ancient Gythio just north of the current Gythio, opposite of the island of Kranai and SE of Aegis. From the ancient town there are still preserved ruins of buildings with mosaic floors, an aqueduct, the temple of the emperors Augustus and Tiberius, the baths and the theater since the Roman times.

The Island Kranai

The Island Kranai, or the island of the Beautiful Helen, from where, according to greek mythology, Pares left for Troy with her and hence the famous Trojan War took place.

The stone Tower of Tzanetakis Grigorakis

The beautiful stone tower of Tzanetakis Grigorakis, which was built in the last years of Ottoman rule and now serves as Historical Ethnological Museum of Mani.

The Lighthouse

The lighthouse was built in 1837 and is 23 metres tall.

The Girls-only Educational Institute

The girls-only educational institute, which was built in 1886 by the architect German architect Ernst Schiller and the Municipality, which was built in 1891 by the same man, as well as the Ancient Theatre which was built in the first years after Christ.

The Chapel of "Agioi Pantes"

The chapel of "Agioi Pantes" at the top of mountain "Koumaros", from where you can marvel at an exquisite panoramic view of Gythio and the entire Laconian Gulf.

The Medieval Castle

The Medieval Castle, 10 kilometres outside of Gythio, on the road to Areopolis. Despite the damage suffered, it still maintains its towers from its ramparts.