Our KTIRAKIA studios are just 3 km away from GYTHIO, a small, pituresque, lively and charming harbour town. The most of its houses are two- or three-storey neo-classical mansions, stuck to the steep side of the Mt. "Koumaros". A long sea-side promenade, the colourful fishing boats, the narrow streets and stairways produce the typical Greek environment which faszinates every visitor.
There are not realy mentionable ancient objects to be studied in Gythio. From its ancient past only a small Roman theatre was left by an earthquake that destroyed the city in the 4th century. So, every visitor is free to enjoy just greek present life.
Gythio is protected by spurs of the mighty Taygetos mountain range. Its highest "Profitis Ilias", with 2.407 m the highest mountain on the whole Peloponese, makes a marvellous background scene. From November to May, the snow-white peaks are a magnificent sight behind the deep blue sea.
In the vicinity of our holiday oasis "Kitrakia Studios" there are a variety of beautiful bays and beaches.
The closest beach (less than 5 minutes drive) is the wonderful beach of Mavrovouni. It consists of fine to coarse-grained sand and offers plenty of space over a considerable length of more than three kilometers and approx. 15 m width. There are several places with permanently installed parasols and loungers, the use of which is free of charge. The operators of the pubs that offer these oases are of course happy if you consume something while staying; you are not obliged.
We will be happy to inform you about other beaches in the area.
as one of the roughest natural and one of the most impressive cultural landscapes in Greece, the Mani is worth a day trip. Its distinguishing feature is the countless high residential and defense towers made of unplastered natural stone, which were built in the 18th and 19th centuries.
is a historically important ruined town from the 15th century and is located near Sparta. There is an upper and a lower entrance to the city with the fortress. In 1989 Mistras was included in the list of World Heritage monuments by UNESCO. The despot's palace has been extensively restored for years (with many breaks).
is one of the most impressive cultural landscapes in Greece. Its distinguishing feature is the countless high residential and defense towers made of unplastered natural stone, which were built in the 18th and 19th centuries.
is a long way from Gytheio, at least 2 hours drive, but it is worth a day trip to visit this site! Messene was founded in 369 BC. Founded around 300 BC, it has only been intensively researched in recent years and is one of the most extensive archaeological areas in Greece.
are both worth a visit, especially Elafonisos if you're a beach fan. In fact, Elafonisos is the most exotic island in the Mediterranean Sea, with Caribbean-like beaches of fine, white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters.
As a slightly larger island, Kythira is even approached by ferry once a week from Gythio, but you can't get there with one day's time. The island offers a highly varied landscape with mountains and gorges, olive groves, spruces and cypresses, many small villages and settlements. So you should spend at least one night there.
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