Gytheio is the largest and most important town in Mani. It is also the capital of the municipality of Gytheio.
Gytheio is built on hilly ground overlooking the Laconian Gulf. Offshore of Gytheio are several small islands, the most important of these being Cranae, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Gytheio is only 40 km southeast of Sparta.
Just outside the harbor is one of the most scenic parts of the area, the island of Kranae (Marathonisi). Legend has it that when Paris of Troy stole Helen from Sparta.
Things to See & Do
• Harbour area
• Island of Kranae
• Caves of Dyros
• Beaches & cafes