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On the southeastern shore of the Laconian Gulf, 115 kilometers from the prefectural capital of Sparta, is the seaside town of Neapoli. The most southern town of mainland Greece is located on the Voiai ancient city, in a calm and wind sheltered bay. Behind Neapoli one can see the Crithina mountain culminating in Cape Maleas.
While its maritime tradition is still much in evidence, Neapoli has also grown to become a popular holiday destination with its clean beaches, a variety of cafes and bars and restaurants specializing in seafood including the local specialty grilled octopus.
Villages that have retained much of their original character are spread out around the surrounding mountainsides with spectacular views of the sea.
Hydrofoils and ferries connect Neapoli with Kythera island and nearby Elafonisos; hydrofoils also link Neapoli with the western shore of the Peloponnese and Piraeus. Neapoli also has port facilities for visiting yachts.