Gytheio (Greek: Γύθειο, [ˈʝiθio]), the ancient Gythium or Gytheion (Ancient Greek: Γύθειον), is a town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality East Mani, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 197.313 km. It was the seaport of Sparta, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) north. Gytheio used to be an important port until it was destroyed in 4th century AD, possibly by an earthquake. Today it is the largest and most important town in Mani. It is also the seat of the municipality of East Mani.
Things to do in Gytheio
5 based on 770 reviews
Are you in Gythion and looking for a restaurant to eat ? The restaurant "SAGA" is the appropriate place, as with its many years of experience is still offering its clients unique and tasty dishes , such as : spaghettis with shrimps, fish soup, fresh fishes, fried squids, octopus, grilled meat and a great variety of starters, salads and boiled vegetables. 'SAGA' is open all year long: during winter time with the fireplace for a warm and cosy atmosphere and in summer by the seaside, admiring the Laconian gulf and the Kranai island .
This restaurant attracks attention by its nicely layed tables. The owner and his staff give you an exeptionel service. The tasteful fish is filleted at the table. During our annual stay in Gytheio, we have dinner here every evening, so that should say enough. Prices are very democratic.
This business is certainly worth a visit, and even more than one.
4 based on 59 reviews
This restaurant has the freshest fish in Githio, the manager will recommend what is the day's special, take his advice.
This is a clean modern establishment, service and quality is of a high standard.
It is situated on the seafront next to the causeway to Kranae island.
4.5 based on 144 reviews
Take the time to travel it from the main town of Gythio for a true Greek tavern experience - not the usual touristy food you get in the harbour shore.
Not only is the food well priced but the quality is incredible. From the regions olive oil to the way all the meals were cooked and presented.
We visited twice during our stay - it was that good.
Everything on the menu is excellent! Moussaka, stuffed bifteki, lamb chops.
Try the local wine - it's just delicious.
The service was so friendly - it's a lovely family owned tavern part of a small village in the higher part of the region.
4.5 based on 735 reviews
Traditional Greek cousine since 1987 with emphasis in seafood and local specialties from Mani. All dishes cooked with extra virgin olive oil and vegetables collected from local producers. The owners operate their business 12 months a year with hospitality and friendly care for all their visitors.
Loved the food here. I brought my father and we went 3 nights in a row. The fish was fresh and great. Fish soup was amazing. Great Greek salad. Best Calamari I've ever had. The couple that run this place are super nice people as...MoreThank you very much for your review. We look forward to hearing from you soon again and offer you our hospitality.
4.5 based on 110 reviews
Enjoy traditional Greek cuisine at the restaurant in Glyfada beach Valtaki, Githeio. The view from the restaurant is unique. Enjoy the endless blue of the sea and the impressive wreck of the freighter Dimitrios.The menu includes all the traditional dishes of Greek cuisine. Fresh fish from local fishermen arriving daily at our restaurant and cooked homemade way
Don't miss this! The view is great. Service outstanding. Food terrific! Best place. Worth it. Shipwreck in view as well and can walk to it. We went twice and would go again! Loved it.
4 based on 177 reviews
Barba Sideris is a family owned and operated Greek restauant, for over half a century. We offer seaside/garden dinning as well as a warm, comfotable indoor space. We specialize in homemade Greek traditional food, offering a variety of meats, fish and mezes. Our specialty is the Ladokolla (meat served on a large piece of wax paper)served to your specific request. We are available for private parties/events, family dining or a quiet, romantic dinner for two. Live music every Saturday night. We look forward to serving you!
Freshest food and best staff. Come for meat or fish both delicious. I come here every year and it gets better and better. Also waiters are really cute! Also best gyro in all of Greece. Coolest I've ever seen in a restaurant.
4.5 based on 103 reviews
Welcome to grill-restaurant O! live, This year Souvlaki mou become O! live, with the same passion but with a new menu we will try to take you through a culinary journey which will rise your senses in a unique dining experience by the sea… EAT & MEET at O! live
Everything, from the wine to the bread, were fresh and delicious. Congrats to the chef who cooks most of the time all these tasteful dishes. The fish souvlaki is amazing and the really friendly cook who seems to be the owner is more than polite (he looks like an experienced ship captain with his beard and bald head). Too bad his waiter is not standing by his side as he is promoting his own taverna in a close by village (named liberton , or something like that). And every time we were giving credit to the flavors of O!live he would reply: our taverna has better flavors....Perhaps the owner should have a chat with him.
Definitely try this fish souvlaki!
4.5 based on 164 reviews
The tavern "The Good Heart" is located in Chosiari, in the passage leading from Gythio to Areopolis, 10 km from Gythio, just opposite to Passava Castle. It is a known hangout for local gourmets, offering homemade food made with the finest materials, many of which are produced by the owners. Here you will find a wide variety of classic and original appetizers, Greek cuisine, meats and seafood.
This is not your standard taverna for the region - the food is not seafood-based, the menu is huge and the portion sizes are crazy-big. We ordered a few dishes (the eggplant with tomato and feta, the 'patties', and homemade pasta with a crumb and fried egg (called macaroni on the menu but nothing at all like it)) - these dishes were all huge and perfect in flavour. True homecoming. On top of that we were served an assortment of bruschetta, dips and breads to start and a very sweet dessert in water to finish. Both were delicious. To finish it all off, the meal was amazingly cheap. The perfect place.
4.5 based on 157 reviews
Just a couple restaurants south of the port, right on the water, is a very nice place with very fresh daily fish at a great price. They have their own fishing boat, and have a true Greek menu. The grilled octopus was particularly good, as was their houritiki (Greek) salad and taramasalada (fish roe). They could use a better red barrel wine but the white and rose was cold and good. Service is a little rough around the edges, but the real treat is the quality fish at very good prices.
4.5 based on 25 reviews
The best place to eat souvlaki in town , very good service and high qualited served food.If you like there is gone Delivery option with no extra cost and without big delays.I recommend this place .
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