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  • 1 Venetian Citadel of Methoni Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The citadel of Methoni holds a dominant position on a promontory surrounded by the sea on three sides. Established in the 13C on the site of an earlier edifice, it was remodelled in the 15C, 16C and 18C, and is mostly the work of the Venetians. A who..

  • 2 Palace of Nestor Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    On top of a hill covered with olive trees, the three sections of the Palace of Nestor, hero of the Trojan War, are protected by a metallic roof. This royal complex, is very clear to read, with 1m-high walls and vestiges of staircases, is one of the b..

  • 3 Pylos Citadel Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Presiding over the town and harbour of Pylos, the powerful citadel was built by the Turks in the 16C on the site of an earlier structure. It was much altered in 1829 by the French, who added the great cannon emplacements to the walls and the hexagona..

  • 4 Medieval Fortress of the Island of Sfaktiria

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    To the north of the island of Sfaktiria, in the harbour of Navarino, a medieval fortress with well-preserved walls stands atop a rock (30min steep climb). At the foot of the rock, an underground passage links it to the so-called Nestor's Cave, a natu..

  • 5 Isle of Sfaktiría

    Archaeological and historical sites

    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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