It is one of the most beautiful coastal and traditional villages of Laconia. The port of Gerolimenas, used to be a very significant fishing boat shelter with many facilities providing ice, fish stores, as well as a port for sponge-fishing boats. It was the last Greek port for fishing boats before heading to the African coasts and the first one on their way back. Many years ago, the bay of Gerolimenas served as a harbor station for the ships of the boad route connecting southern Peloponnese to Corfu Island. Today, the settlement is populated with very few inhabitants, while on the eastern side of the village there are two Maniatic towers operating as hotels. From Gerolimenas the main road leads to Areopoli.