Welcome to Koroni
Koroni (ko-ro-nih) is a lovely Venetian port town on Messinia Bay, 43km southwest of Kalamata. Medieval mansions and churches line the town’s quaint, narrow and winding streets. These lead to a promontory, on which perches an extensive castle and monastery
Top experiences in Koroni
Day Tour of Philippi, Amphipolis, and Kavala
At 8:30am, after getting picked up by your guide, begin your journey to the city of Kavala. Take the Egnatia highway, built on the path of the Roman 'Via Egnatia', and pass by Lakes of Koroni, Volvi, as well as the village of Asprovalta. Arrive at 10:30am and pay a visit to the place where St. Lydia was baptised, known as Lydia of Thyatira. She is commonly known as St.Lydia or simply 'The Woman of Purple'. Next, visit the archaeological site of Philippi, the 'Forum Romanum' from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Come 1:30, you and the group will continue on the to the city of Kavala for a short drive around the town where you may see the famous churches of St. Paul and St. John and the port. Proceed to have lunch in a picturesque little harbor at a sea food restaurant. Following your lunch and on the way back to Thessaloniki, you will make a 2:30pm stop to visit the famous statue of Amphipolis, the statue of the Lion. It has been restored and stands next to the old bridge of Strymonas river at the regional street Amphipolis-Serraiki Akti. Drive back to Thessaloniki at 4:30pm for a 6:30pm arrival.
Koroni and Foinikounta Day Trip from Costa Navarino
From up there, you will be able to see both small and larger islands. The huge rocks in front of us look like an entrance to the sea and are parts of the island of Sfaktiria.At the southern end of this island, you will be able to admire the ruins of a fortification wall built by the Spartans, in 425 BC, during the Peloponnesian war.The picturesque town of Pylos will welcome us soon. While enjoying your coffee at the town's main square we will learn everything about its history. There, among the plane trees, stands the monument of the Three Admirals from Russia, France and England. You will also learn stories and tales of these three philhellenists.Before we leave Pylos, we will make our next stop at the castle known as Niokastro. It was built by the Turks in 1573 AD, but like every other castle in the region it constantly changed hands. As you walk the cobblestone streets you will admire the four cylindrical towers and also the aqueduct, a legacy left by the Venetians.Our next stop will be the nearby town of Foinikouda. We will have our first stop there, to admire the sea and optionally for a coffee. In half an hour distance we will see the red roofs of the houses of Koroni. The castle of this town is one of the most impressive of the Peloponnese, as we will have the opportunity to walk into a real prison. Walking between walls and battlements, it will whisper its own secrets, starting from 700 AD, when Venetian soldiers started to build it.After so many battles, naval battles and castle constructions, you will definitely get hungry. The tavern under the walls of the castle, almost inside the sea, will satisfy your hunger. Alternatively, we can directly take the way back, so as to have the time to enjoy your afternoon swim in your hotel.