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Mesenia

The Messinia region is located in the South West of the Peloponnese in Greece. It is a place full of contrasts where there are infinite olive groves, green valleys, mountains, ravines and coves. Its sandy beaches and charming villages make it a popular destination for a peaceful holiday with a partner, family or friends.

Kalamata is the capital of Messinia. It is two and a half hours from Athens by car and is a lively city where visitors can find all kinds of services and establishments. 

The most important archaeological site of Messinia is the Ancient Messini (Messene) a large and in a very good state of preservation that is still under excavation. It is built on the side of a mountain below the village Mavromati and among other things has the advantage of not having been destroyed or covered by later settlements.

Among the most remarkable constructions of the archaeological site are the architectural complex of the Stadium and the Gymnasium, the sanctuary of Asclepius, the temples of the goddess Messana in the Agora and Artemis Limnatis and Eilethyia in Mount Ithome, the source of Arsinoe, Remains of a Roman villa and several funerary monuments.

Nature's symmetry

Voidokilia Bay, with its beautiful golden sandy beach, is located on the northwest side of Pylos. The symmetry, as drawn with a pair of bars, resembles an ancient theater. The beach is a circular void with a crystal blue sea and white sand dunes.

Voidokilia bay and beach have been designated as an “Archaeological Site and Landscape of Outstanding Beauty”. The excavations uncovered a large number of significant monuments over a long period of time. The remains of a Mycenaean tomb can be seen on its north side, while the ruins of a 13th century medieval fortress erected by the Franks can be found on its south side. It is currently known as “Paleokastro” and has a beautiful view of the beach and the Ionian Sea. At its feet, below Paleokastro, is the mythological cave of Nestor, where relics of a Neolithic room from the 4th century BC have been discovered.

Methoni

Pylos is a picturesque little town built on the bay of Navarino. One kilometer from the center of Pilos is Niokastro which is the castle of the city. It was built by the Turks and served as a recharge base for the Turkish fleet.

We continue south of Pilos where Methoni is located, a small town known for its Venetian castle built in the 13th century. It emphasizes the bridge of 14 arches that connects the castle with the border and the symbol of Venice, the lion of San Marcos that dominates the door of the castle.

The Koroni Castle is located at the southern end of the Gulf of Messina, overlooking Cape Akritas. It was built in the 13th century by the Venetians and renovated in the 16th century by the Ottomans.

The best-kept secret of Messinia is Polylimnio which in Greek means “many lakes”. Within walking distance of Kalamata lies an incredible place of pure nature where natural waterfalls create small lakes of green waters where you can swim.

Destinations

in Peloponnese

Corinth

When in Corinth, don't forget to visit the Canal of Corinth, Ancient Corinth and the Acrocorintos castle, as well as the Hereo de Perachora.

Kalavryta

For the Greeks Kalavryta is a city symbol of freedom; an ideal destination for nature lovers throughout the year and an impressive ski resort.

Mesenia (Messinia)

As in a fairy tale, Messenia is a region of contrasts; the bay of Voidokilia, the castle of Koroni, Pylos and the impressive Polilimnio.

Mycenae

Home to one of the most important civilizations of antiquity, Mycenae is the treasure trove of Argolis in Peloponnese.

Monemvasia

Also called "Gibraltar of the East", Monemvasia reveals a medieval mystery. A unique destination in Peloponnese that will leave you speechless.

Nafplion

Nafplion, in Peloponnese, a few hours from Athens, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece.

Olympia

Olympia , the most famous sanctuary in ancient Greece dedicated to Zeus and the birthplace of the most important athletics event of all time, the Olympic Games.

The Peninsula of Mani

Let yourself be carried away by the wild beauty of the rocks by the sea, discover Mani and its most revealing spots!

Theater of Epidaurus

The Theatre of Epidaurus, the best preserved with the best acoustics of all the ancient theatres, is one of the best monuments in Peloponnese.