Gythio — Γύθειο – on the Peloponnese, Greece, is the eastern gate to the Mani. Once it was an crucial military and commercial port of the Spartans.
We attain Gythio the evening and get pleasure from the food in one particular of the tavernas on the harbor. The next morning we explore the town and the island of Marathonisi, which is connected to the mainland by a picturesque causeway.
It is said that Paris and Helen of Troy shall have spent their first night of adore on their escape from Sparta to Troy on the island of Marathonisi – Μαραθονήσι.
Right after Gythio was destroyed initial by an earthquake and then by the Goths, the town gained value once again in the late 18th century by the influx of the influential loved ones Grigorakis. These days, their former fortified house on the island is a museum soon after it served as an operating base for the fleet in the Greek struggle for liberation.