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LOCATION

The hotel has direct access to the sandy beach of Mavrovouni and is located close to some of the top destinations of Lakonia, such as Gythio, Mani region, Monemvasia, Mystras and Elafonissos island. The seaside town of Gythio is only 5 klm away and οn the coast side of the town there is a port that connects Kythira and Crete with weekly routes.

Gythio

Welcome in Gythio, a stately town standing centuries over the clear sea of the Laconian Bay.

Cosmopolitan atmosphere, island breezes and a variety of choices in the place called in Greek language the “Earth of Gods”. God Apollo brawled here with Hercules for the magic tripod of Delphi and finally reconciled, giving the place its current name. Gytheio use to be the port of ancient Sparti and soon developed into the foremost export center of Laconia.

To the north of the modern town and up the hill, the ruins of the acropolis witness the existence of the ancient city. At the foot of the hill, the ancient theater lies, where even today, cultural events take place. The ruins of Roman buildings refer to the heyday of Gytheio in Roman times when it belonged to the “League of Free”.

The New Town of Gythio rises amphitheatrically at the eastern foot of the ancient "Larysion Mountain", now called by locals "Akoumaros" or "Koumaros", just above the main port, considered the safest of SE Peloponnese, from where citrus (especially oranges), oil, olives and other derivatives thereof are exported.

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THE BEACH

The beach of Mavrovouni is 5 kilometers long and has the advantage of never being overcrowded. Its purity makes it an important habitat as it is a breeding ground for the Caretta-Caretta sea turtle. If you are lucky, in June & July during the night, you might have the opportunity to see a huge turtle coming out of the sea to lay her eggs which will hatch about after a month.

Usually, after 12:00 windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts offer a great spectacle to those sunbathing and swimming on the beach.
Castello Antico provides umbrellas and sunbeds both at the pool and the beach exclusively for hotel’s residents.
 

DISTANCES & HOW TO GET HERE

Gythio: 5 km
Areopolis: 21 km
Limeni: 27 km
Diros Caves: 30 km
Monemvasia: 67 km
Elafonissos: 89 km
Sparta: 43 km
Mystras: 48 km
Kalamata Airport: 135 km
Athens-Eleftherios Venizelos Airport: 285 km

LOCATION