If you are interested in historical sites, we
have many of varying antiquity within easy striking distance.
The following are within an hour's drive:
This ancient site is in a
wonderful setting dates and back to the ancient Greeks and then passes
through the Roman era. It is a wonderful day out, nicely finished by taking
a refreshment in the village of Mavromati which looks down over the ruins
and out to the hills and valley beyond.
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This sea castle is fantastic
to visit, it's position is stunning, jutting out into the bay at Methoni and
accessed by a magnificent ancient bridge. It is definitely well worth a
visit. With its natural harbour it is no wonder that the town was fortified
as early as 430 B.C. Through various occupations it continued to be in use
until around 1830.
There is not much of this
castle left and it is best observed from the water, but it is pleasant to
Because of its position on a headland, it was an important defensive
position in the Messinian Gulf. Over the years pounding from guns and
weather have taken their toll. But nevertheless it still has a predominant
position over the town.
Paleokastro and Neokastro
This is the 'old castle' above
Navarino Bay on the west coast near Pylos. The walk up to the castle is
wonderful, with amazing views inland over the lagoon and wonderful views in
a westerly direction towards the open sea. The old castle itself is lovely
to roam around, and the views are always fantastic.
Neokastro is the "new castle" and is set above Pylos.
Further away and a drive of 2-3 hours:
This ancient town is well
worth a day trip out. The drive there through the Taygetos mountains is very
beautiful- the area is well known for its amazing variety of plant life, and
the views are gorgeous. Mistras itself is very famous and deservedly so. It
is set on the edge of a hill looking down over the plain of Sparti.
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