....This is an ancient town which offers a variety of interesting spots to meet as well as many unique constructions and buildings dating from past époques.
Due to its age, the city of Gythia has gone through a great amount of interesting and critical historical events. One of the first most critical events this city went through dates from the year 455 BC, when the admiral Tolmides burnt most of it during the Peloponnesian War.
Another important moment in the history of Gythio was when the city became founder of the union of 24 towns. This union was known as the Eleutherolaconian towns, and consisted on a group of communities who united their forces in order to fight again Sparta and keep their autonomy.
There are clear descriptions on how the town was and how it looked like during the rign of Marcus Aurelius. These descriptions explain about the Acropolis, the Agora, and the island of Crane, the precinct of Aphrodite Migonitis, the hill Larysium or Komaro, among other spots; and it is recommendable that tourists learn about them in order to have as much information as possible at the time of visiting the town.
The Island of Crane, also known as "Island Marathonisi" is located near Gythio and has played an important role in its past. This island was the place chosen by Paris to marry Helen of Troy. This fact causes the island to have a special charm and tourists could learn more about this event while visiting it.
According to its modern history, one of the latest most important events that happened in Gythio was the opening of a port. This port started functioning around the year 1960 in what is known as the Sean of the Diocese of Gytheion and Oitylo. This has had an important impact on the town, and is one of the most interesting spots tourists can visit while being in Gythio.
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lousat (68565) 2009-10-09 14:28
Hi Geo,a beautiful sky in this early blue hour,the colors of this pic are very strange and nice too,i like a lot the composition and the excellent sharpness too.Very interesting and unknown (from me) island,have a nice weekend,Luciano
danyy (0) 2009-10-09 14:44
un joli festival bleuté sous de blles lumières bien retravaillées en post porcessing, mais un traiement qui se voit un peu fort au niveau de la ligne de séparation entre les arbres et le ciel.
J'aime cette ambiance douce et calme.
bema (26205) 2009-10-10 2:18
what a wonderful location, like your picture and the weather conditions in which it´s shown, a lot..
great cluded sky and a perfect capture..
have a nice weekend , Jassu Bernd
bobocortis (15918) 2009-10-10 2:29
The anchorated boat and the blue tones give a nice blue hour mood.
Good shot, an image of tranquility.
Emile (20350) 2009-10-10 8:19
I'm impressed with Gytheion history, your note is very instructive, I did not know that this was the island chosen by Paris to marry Helen of Troy. You've done a great job with the basics of TE to show the world through photography.
I like the effect of the sky at the blue hour as well as the deep blue sea. Magnificent composition.
Have a good weekend.
siolaw (37644) 2009-10-12 22:04
Interesting atmosphere and color tones. The sky texture is well rendered. I like how both the chapel and the kaikaki are white with red tops!
Didi (53333) 2009-11-01 10:09
Very nice view, I feel a peaceful ambiance with the blue colour.
I suggest you for less sharpeness with the sharp level.
fabianoleite (9256) 2011-10-15 8:26
Good composition, with the boat matching the church, with similar colors. Great work, congratulations!
elenimavrandoni (11887) 2013-01-16 12:59
Το γνωρίζω καλά αυτό το συγκεκριμένο σημείο στο Γύθειο.
Πολύ χαρακτηριστική και ενημερωτική η σημείωση σου γεώργιε και μοναδικά όμορφη και απλή η φωτογραφία σου!
Καλό σου βράδυ,
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38128)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S, Polarizer Hoya 62 mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): sea_sky_blue_composed, Gytheion [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-09 13:14