Our Location is: Rachi of Gytheion City
Ideal location for vacations all year around. It combines the adjacency of mountain and sea and is very close to the city of Gythion (3,5km). It allocates unique quietness and one from the best views of Lakonia: Lakonikos Gulf - Parnonas mountain - Taygetos mountain - Mani.
Landscape for trekking, with paths leading to sea, to river Smino, and the villages of Taygetos Mountain. It constitutes centre of tour in Lakonia with car: it is on the cross-road that leads to the Mystra and the Taygetos, the Monemvasia and the Parnona, the amasing Mani and its caves.
Gythion or also Githio or Gytheio - Lakonias is situated at the eastern border of the Peloponnese "middle finger". The town is referred to as the capital of Mani, the famous area spreading from there on southward. Gythion is built at the foot of Larysion mountain and facing the bay of Laconia. Its harbour serves as main port for Sparti and all Laconia.
Gythion was built at the slopes of the mountain Larysio (also Koumaro), which falls steeply to the bay of Lakonia. As mythic founders Herakles and the God Apollon are delivered. The first referral to the city goes back to 400 b.C. The small island, Kranai, opposite to the city, Homer mentions, saying, that beautiful Helena and Paris are to have spent the first common night there after the kidnap in Sparti and before their embarkation for Troia.
Already in the antiquity Gythion was an important commercial port for the Phoenicians. Later the Spartians used the port for their special purposes - as their naval port.