Gythion / Gytheio (the ancient Gythium or Gytheion), is a town and former municipality located in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the local government reform of 2011, it is part of East Mani municipality. Gythion was the seaport of Sparta, 40 km (25 miles) north. Gytheio was an important port until it was destroyed (possibly by an earthquake) in 4th century AD. Today it is Mani's largest and most important town. Gythion is also the seat of East Mani municipality. In 2011 the municipal unit of Gythion had around 7,100 inhabitants.
Gythion is an attractive fishing port. It features a busy waterfront backed by ancient Turkish houses on a steep wooded hill behind. Gythion is accessed by ships' tender service. It is also a nice location for a stroll along the harbour or exploring the historic streets higher up, running parallel to the seafront. Gythion features a large number of fishing taverns serving fresh traditional seafood.
Ancient Cranae is today the tiny island called Marathonisi, famous for its part in Paris and Helen's romance which started the Trojan Wars. It can be reached in 15 minutes on foot from the harbour. Most of ancient Gythion is situated submerged below Lakonian Gulf, but there is an ancient theatre and overgrown acropolis.
Highlights: Mystras, Mani Peninsula
The Gythion cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Gythion, Greece.
If you lose the Gythion location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Gythion cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Gythion, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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