This was by far our favourite place to stay of our trip to the Peloponnese. It is a 3 star hotel and we could not see how it wasn’t a 4 or 5 star.
The room was a loft room, so we had a double bed and there was then a stairs to an open loft area where the child bed was. You could have slept 2 kids in the loft area, or 1 adult. The hotel is really stylish and the room was very classy. All very simple colours with plenty of stone. Pure class. Towels and linens were changed daily and beach towels every second day.
The hotel has a lovely pool, an excellent restaurant and is located on Mavrouni beach so you can either go to the pool or to the beach where the hotel provides umbrellas and sun loungers. Staff extremely helpful. The price (EUR120 per night) included breakfast for the 3 of us and represented great value for what we got. I can’t recommend this place highly enough. The only issue is location – it is not in the town so you need a car, or you need to be happy to eat at the hotel. We did one night and were really taken aback at how good the food was.
We had a few other good meals in Gythio. We liked Nissus restaurant and ate there twice (the first restaurant as you go out along the pier towards the little island with the lighthouse). The wine we really liked both here and in the hotel restaurant was called Biblia Chora, both the red and the white were excellent.
Probably the culinary highlight of our whole trip was in Gythio – not a fancy meal at all but a little souvlaki place that served only one dish – fried pitta bread with a pork skewer and a slice of cheese. Salty, sinful, and just delicious. Never had anything like it before. The place was full of Greeks drinking beer, shouting and generally having a good time. The food was heaven. The souvlaki place was just beside a cafe called the “corner cafe” and it is on a road running perpendicular to Ermou (if you go along by the playground on Ermou and keep going you will find it on your left).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ''Castello'' The mni style towerCastello Antico Hotel is built in the traditional architectural style of Mani, in 2010. It is situated on the 5 Km long sandy beach of Mavrovouni, just few Km away from the beautiful sea side town of Gythion, in Peloponnese. Exposed stone walls internally, beautiful beamed ceilings, traditional wooden windows and shutters, balconies with wooden rails as well as a stone exterior, a beautiful garden of roses and bugambilia flowers are some of the features of this hotel. The location of Castello Antico is a crossroads for tours and excursions to Areopolis, Diros caves, the picturesque Vathia, other beaches and villages of Mani area as well as to Mystras and Monemvasia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castello Antico Beach Hotel Greece/Gytheio