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Gythio, Anatoliki Mani, Laconia,Peloponnese

Tower of Tzanetakis

  
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Tower of Tzanetakis
Location:
Kranai islet - Gythio, Laconia, SE Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Laconia
Municipality > Town:
City of Anatoliki Mani
• Gythio
Altitude:
Zero Altitude
Time of Construction   Origin
1829  
MODERN GREEK
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Tower House  
Very Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The tower which is in a very good condition is located in the small island o Kranai, in Gythio. It was built in 1829 and it was the house of the bey of Mani Tzanetakis Grigorakis. Since 1898, the island is connected to the land.

The tower today houses the museum of Mani

According to the Greek Mythology, in Kranai Paris and Helen of Troy spent a night escaping from Sparta before sailing to Troy. Paris forgot his helmet there, hence the name of the island (in Greek: helmet="kranos")


Sources

  • Alex Kalantzis (main photo)

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Access
Approach to the monument:
The tower is on a small island connected to the land very close to the center of Gythio.
Entrance:
Entrance: 2€ (it is a museum)
15 Jul - 15Sep: 08:30 – 20:00
16 Sep - 14 Jul: 08:30 – 15:00


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