RECOMMENDED SIGHTS TO EXPLORE
Gerakas is a small settlement by the sea, touched by the Aegean, which is 22Km from Byzantino Boutique Hotel. It used to be an important naval base of the Byzantines, a hiding place of pirates, an anchorage for the ships of Hydra and Spetses during the siege of Monemvasia and its naval embargo by the Greeks in 1821.
Elefonisos is 37.5 Km from Byzantino Boutique Hotel and is famous for its credible beaches (Simos), which are visited by thousands of travelers from all over the world every year. Elafonisos became and island during the big earthquake of 372 AD, which cut off the rock of Monavasia from the land and completely changed the morphology of the area.
The world-renowned fortress town of Peloponnese is located 6 Km north-east of Sparta and is 92 Km from Byzantino Boutique Hotel. It was founded after the conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders in 1204, when the Peloponnese was granted to the Frank family of the Villehardouines and the Principality of Achaea was founded.
The history of this monument is parallel to that of Mystras. It is a Latin castle, founded after the conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders in 1204. It is located in an area which has been inhabited since pre-historic times, on the foothills of Parnonas at an altitude of 400m.