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What to do in Gythion, Greece

 
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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 3rd of April, 2009
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 has some nice inns and restaurants, not too expensive, and you can perfectily use the city as a starting point for short trips in the area, there are some very nice places around, you can visit the beautiful tower villages of mani peninsula, it's great.
 

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Iraklion History

At the beginning of the 13th century, the Republic of Venice, a major naval power at the time, bought Iraklion. The city flourished under the rule of the Venetians, despite the hostility of the locals. The city became the riches cultural centre in the Mediterranean, overshadowing even Athens or Thessaloniki. During the renaissance, many of the city’s artists became famous on the continent, for example El Greco. The Cretan School of icon painting is still very well known and appreciated today. In the 15th century, the Turks were a rising menace in Europe, and in order to protect the city, the Venetians built a 4.5 km long wall whose... Read more »

 
 
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Visiting Gythion - Jun 23, 2010, by Anonymous
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... Read more »

 
 

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