From Gythio you can visit a lot of interesting places. First of all the area of Mani. Like the greek writer Mirivilis said, Mani is a miniature of Greece, special and striking, with such a strong character which does not resemble any other greek place. The route introduces a wild beauty. Rocky landscape, sea entering the land hewing impressive headlands, imposing villages with stone-tower houses. Especially the village Vathia, which had most of its towers restored, is a monument of architecture from Mani.
Gythio has the advantage of being in between historical and touristic sights of Laconia and is the perfect base for you to explore them all.