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A bit from Gytheio city the day before yesterday,going from Gytheio to Monamvasia, under a dark sky raining dust coming from Sahara desert in the beach of Selinitsa,i saw the ghost of this shipwreck DIMITRIOS, that is found there resting,for dacades.
Is said that the ship made smuggling of cigarettes from Turkey to Italy, when it fell in storm and was abandoned in this beach of Peloponnese.

Gytheio

Gytheio (Greek: Γύθειο,formerly Γύθειον, is a town in the prefecture of Laconia in Greece, long known as the seaport of Sparta some 40 km away. Gytheio used to be an important port for many centuries until it was destroyed by an earthquake. Today it is the largest and most important town in Mani. It is also the capital of the municipality of Gytheio.

Geography

Gytheio is located in the north-east corner of Mani. It lies on the north-western end of the Laconian Gulf. Gytheio was built on a hill called Koumaro or Larysio in one of the most fertile areas in Mani, near the mouth of the Gythius River, which is usually dry and has been given the nickname of Xerodas, meaning 'dry'. Further north-east is the delta of the Evrotas River. Gytheio is built on hilly ground overlooking the Laconian Gulf. Offshore of Gytheio are several small islands, the most important of these being Cranae, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Gytheio is only 40 km southeast of Sparta.

More about Gytheio you can see here,
or you can see the shipwreck in 360°

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