Gythio is a seaside town on the south of Peloponnese. It is the capital of Mani, a mountainous and barren area known for its brave fighters during the Greek War of Independence. Many sandy beaches and interesting sites surround this lovely town. Mavrovouni is the most famous beach of Gythio, while very nice beaches are also Selinitsa and Ageranos. A short walk from the port of Gythio leads to the islet of Kranae where is the Historical Museum. In short drive from Gythio are nice places, such as the Caves of Diros, the town of Areopolis and the fishing village of Gerolimenas.
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The Historical and Ethnological Museum of Mani is housed in Tzanetakis Tower on Kranae islet. The exhibits of the museum inform us about the long history and tradition of Mani. The tower has three floors and the first one hosts the observations of some Western travelers on Mani.
The small church of Agia Varvara stands right on the beach. Made of stone in the Medieval times, this small church seems rather abandoned today.
The Archaeological Museum of Gythio is currently placed in the old building of Parthenagogeio. Some of its main exhibits are graven inscriptions belonging to the archaic period, ceramic statues from the Roman age and other findings that show the commercial power of Gythio in ancient times.