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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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These islands have a huge lagoon in the center which is surrounded by cliffs of height 200 meters from 3 different sides. The island is situated on the slopes of these cliffs and ending up on the Aegean Sea. Another very small island famous by the name of Therasia is situated on the fourth side of this lagoon. The depth of this lagoon is around 400 meters and ships can easily sail on this lagoon thus acting as the perfect spot for a ship harbor. The capital of these islands namely Fira is located on the top of these cliffs thus providing an awesome view of the surroundings. The presence of various volcanic rocks and their beauty is something... 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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