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Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in or near Gytheio

The way leading to the edge of the pier of the Port of Gytheio.
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Port of Gytheio

Port of the picturesque coastal town serves the connection to Kythira, Antikythira, & Crete (Kissamos), but can also host bigger cruise ships.

A picture of the Seafront Promenade & Port of Gytheio.
photo: Luu
↓ S   < 1km

Port & Promenade of Gytheio

Walking on the waterfront where the neoclassical mansions and the view of the Laconic Gulf and compose an "island and aristocratic atmosphere".
A close up picture showing the Town Hall of Gytheio.
photo: Albtalkourtaki at German Wikipedia
← W   < 1km

Town Hall of Gytheio

Neoclassical, officially preserved building that dominates the seafront and was erected in 1891 designed by the famous architect Ernst Ziller.

The front side and the main entrance of the Cultural Center (Old Girl's-school) of Gytheio.
← W   < 1km

Cultural Center (Old Girl's-school) of Gytheio

Neoclassical building of 1986 designed by Ernst Ziller that serves as a cultural center since 2016.

A picture showing a part of the Tzannetakis Tower on Cranae Island among vegetation and trees.
↘ SE   < 1km

Tzannetakis Tower, Cranae Island

Well preserved fort erected by the governor of Mani Tzannetaki Grigoraki in 1829 on Cranae serves today as the Ethnological Museum of Mani.

A picture showing the Lighthouse of Gytheio on Cranae Island.
photo: Alehins / CC BY 2.0
↘ SE   ≈ 1.1km

Lighthouse of Gytheio, Cranae Island

A 23 meters-hight white marble lighthouse built in 1873 at the love refuge of Paris and Beautiful Helen.

A picture showing the remains of the Ancient Theater of Gytheio.
photo: Maesi64
↖ NW   ≈ 1.1km

Ancient Theater of Gytheio

Roman monument of the 2nd century AD located at the foothills of the ancient city acropolis excavated initially, already from 1891.

Questions & Answers about Gytheio

Why Visit Gytheio?
  • According to the geographer Pausanias, Gytheio means literally "Land of Gods".
  • Tourist destination with great beaches, nice food, and picturesque architecture.
  • Famous for the production of oranges, olives, & the finest extra virgin olive oil.