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Pylos Pylos

Pylos

Pylos is a small picturesque seaside town, located in the southwest of Messinia. It is 52 km from the city of Kalamata and has about 2.500 residents. Pylos is built amphitheatrically in the southern opening of the bay of Navarino, where the historic battle took place, and is defined by the Isle Sfaktiria. Pylos is […]

Peloponnese Peloponnese

Peloponnese

Peloponnese is a destination for all seasons, with a rich history and a rich landscape. Timeless scenic villages, ancient monuments, mediaeval castles, rich history, natural beauty and spectacular beaches make the Peloponnese a year-round holiday destination. Destinations of authentic natural beauty, each with their own distinctive characteristics, eager to welcome you all year long; Messinia, […]

Kalamata Kalamata

Kalamata

The natural beauty of Messinia with the indented shores, sandy beaches, forested mountains and fertile valleys, coexists with significant archaeological monuments. Kalamata, the capital and central port of Messinia, is situated at the site of ancient Farai. Following independence from the Turks and thanks to the exploitation of the fertile Messinian lands (producing olive oil, […]

Gialova Gialova

Gialova

This small picturesque settlement will charm its visitors. The natural beauty of the Gialova lagoon in the north, the extraordinary beaches and the history of the wider area offer you more than enough reasons to visit this magical place. This beautiful village is located in the Navarino bay, north of Pylos. Many important historical events […]

The Area The Area

The Area

What could be a more interesting experience than exploring the wonderful landscapes and villages, the magnificent beaches, the verdant rolling hills with breathtaking views, the castles and lakes, and finding your place in paradise. The land, the house of your dreams. Attachments: PetalidiZtoZKoroniZ-ZEnglish FinikoundaZMethoniZ-ZynglishGermanZandZGreek

Traditions Traditions

Traditions

The people of Messinia, along with contemporary activities, maintain a reverence towards their traditions and customs in the form of local festivals and fairs in monasteries and churches from side to side of the county to the other. Additionally, during the summer months visitors can witness many village festivals and celebrations in honour of local […]

Castles Castles

Castles

The castles of Messinia are an important cultural chapter. Built primarily to serve defensive purposes, they are located in remarkable sites around the county. Most were built by the Franks in locations previously used by the ancient Greeks and Byzantines. In their wake the Venetians repaired, enhanced and maintained them for defense reasons. Today the […]

Ancient monuments Ancient monuments

Ancient monuments

In Messinia one walks side by side with history. In the fertile valleys and hills, embraced in a magical way by nature, ancient monuments, standing priceless and impressive, recounting moments of antiquity.

Beaches of Messinia Beaches of Messinia

Beaches of Messinia

Undoubtedly Messinia must be one of the few places in Greece that has such a wide variety and choice of beautiful beaches for enjoyable swimming. From the endless beaches of Finikounda and the smaller but equally attractive beach of Methoni, all the way round the coast to the pristine clean beaches of the Mani, the […]

Environment Environment

Environment

Gialova Wetlands: Paradise where angels take the form of Flamingos. The wetlands of Gialova (Divari) are of particular ecological interest as a major stopover point for many migratory birds. Many rare species of birds such as herons and flamingos, ospreys, stilts, avocets, calidris, snipe, curlew, tartaric, terns, and the only chameleon found in Europe. The […]