Gytheio

Town in Peloponnese

Built amphitheatrically at the west coast of the Laconic Gulf, it stands out for its colorful neoclassic mansions and a mesmerizing island atmosphere.

What To Do?

Gytheio Attractions

A picture of the Seafront Promenade and Port of Gytheio by old-style buildings.
photo: Luu

Promenade & Marina of Gytheio

Walking at the seafront promenade, you will be impressed by the neoclassical mansions, the views, and the aristocratic atmosphere.

A picture showing a part of the Tzannetakis Tower on Cranae Island among vegetation and trees.
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Tzannetakis Tower, Cranae Island

The governor of Mani, Tzannetakis, built this fort in 1829 at Cranae island. It's well-preserved and today it's used as an ethnological museum.

A picture showing the Lighthouse of Gytheio on Cranae Island.
photo: Alehins / CC BY 2.0

Gytheio Lighthouse, Cranae Island

A 23 meters-high white marble lighthouse built in 1873 on the island where legendary Paris and beautiful Helen found refuge three millennia ago.

A picture showing the remains of the Ancient Theater of Gytheio.
photo: Maesi64

Ancient Theater of Gytheio

A Roman monument of the 2nd century AD located at the foothills of the ancient acropolis, excavated initially in 1891.

A picture showing the white Town Hall of Gytheio - a rectangular building with a cubic top floor.
photo: Albtalkourtaki at German Wikipedia

Town Hall of Gytheio

Restored 1891 building of neoclassical architecture that dominates the seafront. It was designed by Ernst Ziller.

Cultural Center (Old Girls' School)

With its three exhibitions - on local products, history, and tourist attractions - this is the best place to start your journey in Mani.

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.
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