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The 2024 Roundtrip Valletta Discovery

Azura 19 Sep 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Valletta

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Itinerary: Valletta, Malta - Athens (from Piraeus), Greece - Mykonos, Greece - Heraklion, Greece - Gythion, Greece - Valletta, Malta
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The 2024 Mediterranean Escape

Azura 19 Sep 2024 14 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Valletta

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Itinerary: Valletta, Malta - Athens (from Piraeus), Greece - Mykonos, Greece - Heraklion, Greece - Gythion, Greece - Valletta, Malta - Ajaccio, France - Livorno - Rome (from Civitavecchia),..…
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Traversing the Mediterranean: Riviera Retreat

Oosterdam 20 Jul 2025 10 nights Fly Cruise Barcelona

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Itinerary: Barcelona - Cannes - Portofino - Livorno (Florence) - Civitavecchia (Rome) - Valletta - La Goulette - Gythion - Piraeus (Athens), Greece
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What to see in Gythion

Gythion, a coastal gem in the southern Peloponnese, blends ancient history with seaside charm. Its picturesque harbour, adorned with vibrant fishing boats, invites exploration of the town's historical treasures, including the island of Cranae. Gythion captivates visitors with a harmonious blend of Greek history and tranquil coastal beauty. Just a stone's throw from Gythion's port lies the enchanting island of Cranae, a place steeped in both myth and history.

This tiny islet, connected to the mainland by a causeway, invites visitors to step back in time. At its heart stands the impressive Kranai fortress, which dates back to the 13th century when the Byzantines ruled over the region. The fortress offers panoramic views of the surrounding coastline and the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. A leisurely stroll along the island's winding paths takes you past charming, whitewashed buildings, inviting you to explore the island's unique atmosphere. Cranae is also home to a quaint church, Agios Petros, where you can experience a moment of tranquillity while taking in the serene surroundings.

For history enthusiasts, a visit to the Ancient Theatre of Gythion is a must. This well-preserved archaeological site offers a glimpse into the cultural life of the ancient city of Gythion. The theatre, which dates back to the Hellenistic period, is carved into the natural slope of the hill, providing a stunning backdrop of the surrounding landscape. As you stand within the theatre's stone tiers, you can almost hear the echoes of performances that once graced its stage. With a seating capacity of around 4,000 spectators, it was a centre for artistic and cultural gatherings in antiquity. The theatre's acoustics are impressive, a testament to the architectural expertise of the time.

Gythion’s natural splendour extends to its coastline, and Mavrovouni Beach, just a short drive from the port, is a prime example of this coastal beauty. This long, sandy beach stretches for approximately 5 kilometres and offers a perfect blend of relaxation and recreation. Mavrovouni Beach is known for its crystal-clear waters and its status as a nesting site for the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta Caretta). If you visit during the nesting season, you might have the opportunity to witness these majestic creatures coming ashore to lay their eggs.


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