Gýtheio……in pictures…. .

Today is going to be a short photo post dedicated to Gýtheio, a lively little port town, and gateway to the Máni peninsular.

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It’s said to be one of the most attractive towns in the southern Peloponnese.  I wouldn’t disagree.

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The pastel coloured 19th Century buildings lining the waterfront are very elegant.

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The drying octopus tentacles………..aren’t.

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But let me take you behind the scenes through the labyrinth of alleyways lining the hillside behind the seafront.

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Derelict manor houses nodding to former wealth.

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Will they ever be restored?

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Crumbling houses further up the hillside.

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The old and the new side by side.

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Pretty painted steps.

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Colour co-ordinated balconies.

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The odd building plot.

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Washing drying in the sunshine.

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More steps.

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A lovely terrace filled with plants.

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Driving along the narrow causeway from our overnight parking spot on the small island of Kranai.  Onwards then to the Máni peninsular.

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I said it would be short!

Τα λέμε!

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We are Jane and Tim and we recently gave up our jobs and rented out our house to persue a life of travel across Europe in our motorhome called Ollie.

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