The town of Gythio is located in the northeast part of Mani. It is the largest town of the region and has a big port.
Gythio strikes with the neoclassical architecture which is unlike the other places of the area. It reminds more of Nafplio, Corfu town and Ermoupoli. The promenade is long and full of tavernas and cafe which get very lively, especially at night. The small islet of Kranai in the bay of Gythio is connected to the town via causeway and it is a great place for walks. On Kranai you can see the Tower of Tzanetakis which used to protect Gythio from invaders in the past but today it hosts a museum.
There are no beaches in Gythio itself but near the town there are a couple of large sandy beaches - Mavrovouni to the south and Selinitsa and Valtaki to the north.
highlights: town with neoclassical buildings, village in Mani Region, Peloponnese, Greece