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Visiting Gythion, Greece

 
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Anonymous's pictureby Anonymous review
added on 23rd of June, 2010
I was very disappointed to see uncollected garbage piled on many of the city streets of this otherwise pretty city. It smells badly and is a health hazard. Friends who live there told me this has been going on for a long time. There seems there is no community will to do anything about it. One morning I saw a dead cat next to one of these refuse mountains. Later in the afternoon the animals was still there, buzzing with flies. I really can't imagine such a situation going on at long as this one has in anywhere else. It is really boggling. My recommendation is to skip Gythion. Maybe if tourism declines the town fathers will be forced to deal with the garbage problem.
 

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The White Tower has become over the years en emblem of Thessaloniki. The Ottomans built the waterfront tower to serve as a prison, and it subsequently became the scene of many grisly executions. The initial name of the tower was the “Tower of Blood”, but when Greece gained control over the city, it was whitewashed and renamed so as to erase some of its gruesome history. The Arch and the Tomb of Galerius are twin monuments from the Roman period, built as annexes to the Royal Palace whose ruins are close by. The Arch of Galerius used to be a triple arch celebrating the victory of the emperor over the Persians, but nowadays only... Read more »

 
 
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What to do in Gythion - Apr 3, 2009, by Wazling
If you're in the south of Greece and you want to go somewhere by bus, go to Gythion. There's a bus mainstation, from where you can reach all smaller destinations without a railwayconnection. Besides that, the city isnt very beautiful.But it... Read more »

 
 

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