Visit the historical greenery and picturesque area of Pylia, the “other figure (Peninsula)”
Pylos has been inhabited since Neolithic times. It was a significant kingdom in Mycenaean Greece, with remains of the so-called “Palace of Nestor” excavated nearby, named after Nestor, the king of Pylos in Homer’s Iliad. In Classical times, the site was uninhabited, but became the site of the Battle of Pylos in 425 BC, during the Peloponnesian War. Don’t miss to visit the Venetian fortress of Pylos.
At the southern trip of the peninsula is the citadel of Methoni, where a massive bridge reaches the Bourdzi tower, which is built on an islet.
A tour back in time from antiquity,Medieval and modern history in this beautifull area around Navarino Bay, protected area by Natura2000 , especially the Gialova Lagoon.
Prices / minimum 4 persons
Prices / 5 up to 8 persons
For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.
We have also many suggestions for shore excursions from all the ports of calls around Peloponnese such us :
1. Kalamata – Ancient Messini – Mavromati – Ithomi – Kalamata.
2. Kalamata – Nestor’s Palace – Pilos – Methoni – Koroni –
3. Kalamata – Mistras – Sparta – Kalamata.
4. Gythion – Caves of Diros – Gythion.
5. Monemvasia – Mistras – Sparta – Monemvasia.
6. Nafplion – Palamidi castle – city tour.
7. Nafplion – Mycenae – Ancient Epidavros – Nafplion.
Pls don’t hesitate to ask the detailed programmes and our best rates for all the above shore excursions.
From the port of Pylos drive to the ancient Palace of Nestor ( approx. 14 km) which lies on a hill , deep in the country north of Pylos.Despite his age,King Nestor commanded a large fleet of ships at the siege of Troy , Homer praised him for his wisdom.Here in his palace Nestor received Telemachos , when he came to ask for news of his father Odysseus.The site of Nestor's palace was first explored in 1939 and then excavated from 1952 onwards.The buildings which were burnt in about 1200 BC by the Dorians,date from the Mycenaean era and were decorated with frescoes .They contained clay tablets bearing inscriptions which have contributed to our understanding of the Mycenaean language.Near the palace many tombs have been found including several beehive tombs. Continue to Methoni ( approx. 15 km from Pylos), the watcher of the eastern Mediterranean.The village stands on a pleasant site overlooking a bay protected by two islands.For coast -wise traffic, whether for piracy or for legitimate interchange , the place with its litle harbor was an admirable refuge for small craft operating in the primitive conditions. You will visit the Methoni Fortress, still hiding some of the spell of the medieval years.Traces of Greek foundations can still be detected here and there beneath the existing 13th century fortifications.These, however , are mostly a Venetian rebuilding of 1514,as shown by the inevitable lion of St.Mark and French repairs of 1828.The only gateway faces the mainland,and in front of it an antique granite column with a Byzantine capital also carries the Venetian lion.Return to Pylos for a typical Greek Meze with ouzo while enjoying the beautiful view of the historical bay.
This outdoor activity is available all year, depending the weather conditions-national holidays and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.
If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.
Comfortable casual shoes - clothing.
Bottle of water.
Sunscreen especially during summer months.
Meeting time according the arrival of your cruise ship.
Meeting point next to the dock of your cruiser.
Final time and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour.
Basic physical condition.
No hiking experience required. Light walking is nessecery.
If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like egg bees, please let us know.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.
For any tour is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.
All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus).
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..
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