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GR 149 Kranai (Gythio)

Gythio is a port on the west side of the Lakoniakos Kolp├│s (Gulf of Lakonia), and Kranai is a small island on the south side of Gythio harbor, connected to the mainland by a causeway. The name is derived from kranos (helmet) because according to ancient legend the warrior Paris left his helmet here after spending his first night with Helen of Troy on the island. This handsome lighthouse is built of marble quarried on the Tenaro peninsula within a few miles of the tower. Savas says that the light station was donated to the Hellenic Maritime Museum in 1989 and is now open to the public. Located at the eastern tip of the island of Kranai. ARLHS # GRE-073 (E 4052)


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