The Hotel

The Byzantinon Hotel blends harmoniously its traditional external architecture with its internal comfort and luxury.

Its characteristic and prevalent construction material is stone, which lends austerity and boldness to the form.

The warm tones of wood as well as the selected materials and colours make up 11 flats, decorated with particular care.

The reception area, the bar, the comfortable lounge with its fireplace for the cold moments of winter, and the cool veranda with its wooden arches for the summer invite you to enjoy times of relaxation.


 

History of location: ancient PolichneHistory of location: ancient Polichne

The ancient town of Polichne, which was mentioned by the ancient historian Polybius, lay in the area of present-day Poulithra.

The life of its residents was directly related to the commercial and administrative centre of the area, Prasies, which was very close.

Because of its geographical position, Polichne helped people to control the area of south Kynouria and the seas, which accounts for its fortifications.

Today, the few ruins that remain are over the little port in Poulithra, on a conical hill named Vigla, which means observation post. The parts of the wall that have survived date back to the 3rd and 4th centuries BC.

There is also a water tank cut in a rock. Graves and several funeral gifts have been found along the road that leads from Poulithra to Peleta.
These items, most of which are perfume containers, are exhibited in the museum of Astros.

A mediaeval tower was built on the hill of Vigla and was used as an observation post; hence the name Vigla.