At the entrance of the town of Gythio stands an abandoned hotel complex that, when it was created, was intended to be the diamond of Laconia.
Some even said that this complex would become the Costa Navarino of Laconia.
In the few years of operation, it has been an attraction for many celebrities, both overseas and domestic showbiz, most notably the famous actress Angelina Jolie and top director James Cameron.
The 100-room hotel used to impress with its great amenities and its enormous – Blue Flag – beach with spectacular sea view.
The “curse” that chases Laconis
Built by an investor who was a close friend of dictator George Papadopoulos, this hotel looks like paying for… years of sins, with foreign journalists writing that its current situation is “a typical example of problematic Greece”. A businessman in the area has admitted that the good relations of the man who inspired with with the dictator, have given a very bad energy to the building, with many residents of Gythio claiming to be cursed. “With its 300-meter long beach, the 5,500-square-meter. of buildings, including bungalows that have been named after the Gods of Olympus and the 30,000-square-meter gardens, seems like an amazing opportunity for investment and development”, they say, urging foreign Croesus to take” Laconis’ in their possession. So far no one has dared to claim it…
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