Pylos-Methoni Day Trip from Costa Navarino

Cultural & Theme Tours in Methoni
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Tour description

Our trip will begin from your hotel and crossing streets filled with olive and orange trees but also with myths and traditions, for about fifteen minutes, we will reach the hill in front of Pylos.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kalamata Beach, Kalamata, Messenia Region, PeloponneseOur trip will begin from your hotel and crossing streets filled with olive and orange trees but also with myths and traditions, for about an hour, we will reach the hill in front of Pylos.Stop At: The Bay Course - Costa Navarino, Gialova, Messenia Region, PeloponneseThe first time that you confront the bay of Navarino, combined with the castle and the green colors of Pylos, is going to be one of the moments of the tour that you will never forget.From up there, where is going to be also our first stop, 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.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Castle of Pylos, Pilos, Messenia Region, PeloponneseThe 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 philhellenes.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 the aqueduct, a legacy left by the Venetians.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Methoni Castle, Methoni, Pylos-Nestor, Messenia Region, PeloponneseOur next stop will be the nearby town of Methoni. The castle of this town is one of the most impressive of the Peloponnese, since one of its parts, Bourtzi, reaches into the sea, like an artificial ... island! Walking between walls and battlements, it will whisper its own secrets, starting from 1500 AD, when Venetian soldiers started to build it.Duration: 1 hour

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

What's not included

  • Entrance fees - 8 eur per person
  • Food and drinks - Between 5 and 30€ / person, depend on the client's request!
  • Gratuities
  • Guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Bay Course - Costa Navarino

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Special Offer