Cruises from Gythion
Gythion is a port in the NW of the Laconian Gulf, the largest and most important town on the Mani Peninsula in southern Greece. It is well known as being the port for Sparta some 40 km away. Today's Sparta is a modern city with little ancient history, as the Spartans lived a rather austere life and did not build grand structures as did the Greeks. Also of interest to visitors, is the ancient city of Mystras, with its huge gates and many palaces.
The caves of Diros, purported to be a dwelling place of prehistoric man, are visited for the displays of artefacts discovered in 1958.