Gerakas is situated north-east of Monemvassia, in the prefecture of Lakonia. Lakonia has a unique landscape, with many spots ideal for sightseeing, including many ancient forts, churches as well as natural wonders.

Gerakas itself is a small, medieval village built on a natural harbour surrounded by steep hills, where the sea runs inland creating Greece’s only fiord. In ancient times, the entrance to the harbour was known as Porto Cadena (Chain), because of the chain that was used to close off the entrance to the harbour. While in Gerakas, you can visit the ancient castle which was occupied by King Zarakas.┬áThe impressive monastery of Evangelistrias, built on the peak of a mountain, is only 15km away.