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Pylos: 4 key moments in the history of Greece


Pylos as a stopover offers many opportunities. You can visit Nestor’s palace, testimony to the Mycenian civilisation. You might choose to visit the imposing site of Messene inextricably linked to the history of Sparta, often less well-known than that of Athens. The fortress of Methoni illustrates the Venetian presence in Western Greece after the 4th Crusade and the bay of Navarino is a symbol of the hard fight of the Greeks for their independence.

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