Gerakas is an astounding tourist destination located 22km away from Kastropolitia. It used to be one of the biggest and most important ports in the broader area the period of time Monemvasia enjoyed great prosperity. That was the exact point, from where export of products of viniculture and the world famous Malvasia wine was conducted. The name Porto delle Botte was attributed for this particular reason to Gerakas, meaning the port of the barrels.
Another name it had been assigned by the Venetians was Porto Cadena due to a huge chain at the entrance of its natural port, made to avert any prospective “intruder”. Nevertheless, Gerakas is a perfect mooring and anchorage place.