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  • 1 Citadel Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pylou Methonis GR - 240 06 Methóni

    The citadel of Methóni was begun in the 13C on the site of an earlier fortress in a very strong position on a promontory surrounded by the sea on three sides. It was remodelled in the 15C, 16C and 18C. Most of the construction was the work of the Ven..

  • 2 Niókastro Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GR - 240 01 Pýlos

    The powerful citadel of Niókastro overlooking the town and bay was built by the Turks in the 16C on the site of an earlier structure; but it was much altered in 1829 by the French, who added the great cannon emplacements to the walls and the pentagon..

  • 3 Paliókastro Fortress Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GR - 240 01 Pýlos

    On a spur of rock rise the crenellated walls and towers of the Castle of Port de Junch built in 1278 on the foundations of an ancient acropolis. The Frankish fortress, which consists of a circuit wall and a keep, commands the lagoon and the ancient p..

  • 4 Palace of Nestor Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 240 01 Pýlos

    Amidst fruit trees on a hill near the road from Gargalianoi to Pilos, a large protective roof shelters the foundations of the palace of "Nestor", who played a major role in the Trojan War. Found in 1939 and excavated from 1952, it dates fro..

  • 5 Isle of Sfaktiría

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 24001 Pýlos

    The uninhabited island of Sfaktiría (about 5km long) is the site of several funerary monuments dedicated to the Greek and foreign heroes who died for the cause of Greek Independence. On the summit there are traces of an ancient fortress where 420 Spa..

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