Messinia but also the entire Peloponnese, is enough to convince you that there are still places like paradise. Starting from Pylos, a beautiful coastal city, you can follow many paths that despite the time you have at your disposal, it would be never enough. Below we describe some of the places that you could visit while you are in our area.
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Methoni is a village and a former municipality in Messinia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pylos-Nestoras, of which it is a municipal unit. ts economy is dominated by tourism, attracted by its beaches (including Tapia, Kokkinia and Kritika) and its historical castle.
Nowadays the walls of the fortress, even though in ruins, continue to be impressive. The castle of Methoni occupies the whole area of the cape and the southwestern coast to the small islet that has also been fortified with an octagonal tower and is protected by the sea on its three sides. It's north part, the one that looks to land, is covered by a heavily fortified acropolis. A deep moat separates the castle from the land and communication was achieved by a wooden bridge. The Venetians built on the ancient battlements and added on and repaired it during both periods that they occupied the castle.
Koroni or Corone is a town and a former municipality in Messinia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pylos-Nestoras, of which it is a municipal unit. Known as Corone by the Venetians and Ottomans, the town of Koroni sits on the southwest peninsula of the Peloponnese on the Gulf of Messinia in southern Greece 45 minutes southwest of Kalamata.
The town is nestled on a hill below an impressive Venetian castle and reaches to the edge of the gulf.
Kalamata , is a coastal town in southwest Peloponnese and capital of Messinia. Some of the attractions that you can visit in Kalamata are described below:
Ancient Messinι is one of the most significant in size, shape and state of preservation ancient cities, which still has much to offer. It does not only have sanctuaries and public buildings, but also imposes fortifications and residential and funerary monuments.
The city was founded in the winter of 370 BC -369 BC by the Theban general Epaminondas, after his victory over the Spartans in the battle of Leuctra and the invasion of Laconia.
Stoupa is a charming seaside village located in the Mani, a stunning region in the southern Peloponnese.
A scenery full of contrasts from the crystal blue waters , majestic cypress trees , wild olive groves, verdant rolling hills and distant snowcapped mountains, makes Stupa one of the most beautiful villages that overlook the calm seas and splendid sunsets of the Messinian Gulf.
Monemvasia is a small historic city of eastern Peloponnese.
The old town of Monemvasia is a perfectly preserved medieval settlement still inhabited, an world cultural heritage monument and a major attraction for every traveller in the Peloponnese. It has a unique, magical atmosphere and a fascinating history. Monuments and churches are scattered throughout the old town. An important archaeological collection is housed in the old mosque in the Square of Elkomenos Christos.
At the other end of the causeway on the mainland is the new town of Monemvasia. Along the coast to the south is the settlement of Nomia.
Epidaurus was a small city in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. Two modern towns bear the name Epidavros.
The prosperity brought by the asclepeion enabled Epidaurus to construct civic monuments, including the huge theatre that delighted Pausanias for its symmetry and beauty, used again today for dramatic performances.