The Greek fjord of Laconia
Unsuspecting sailors will be pleasantly surprised as they turn into the port of Gerakas, entering a fjord-like inlet referred to to Pausanias as an excllent port of call. The Acropolis of ancient Zarakas is situated above the modern settlement at the northeastern end of the outlet to the sea.
The tranquillity of the surrounding landscape and the pretty seaside village create a perfect setting for yachts and other craft that find shelter there from all winds.
Rooms are available for rent among the fish taverns along the waterfront. The tavern owners are themselves fishermen, guaranteeing freshness at all times of the year.
An important wetland lies at the end of the inlet. On the road up to Riechia is the Evangelistria Monastery, well worth a visit.
There’s not a lot to do on Elafonisos…which is just how its peace-seeking visitors like it. This tiny Greek island is a mosaic of jewel-colored flowers, soft white sand, and aquamarine sea.
This cavern has been described as the most impressive limnetic cavern of the whole world. It consists of three different caverns: the Alepotripae, Katafygi and Vlyxada that is the only one that is open for visits.