Welcome to Pylos

'Sandy Pylos', the Mycenaean kingdom mentioned by Homer, lay a short distance from here, near Gialova Lagoon, and was one of the few places where the Spartans suffered defeat at the hands of the Athenians. On 20 October 1827, the British, French and Russian fleets, under the command of Admiral Codrington, fired at point-blank range on Ibrahim Pasha’s combined Turkish, Egyptian and Tunisian fleet, sinking 53 ships and killing 6000 men, with negligible losses on the Allies’ side. The attack, the Battle of Navarino (Navarino being the town’s former name), was a decisive moment in the War of Independence.

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$1200 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

3 Days Tour in Zanzibar beaches

ItineraryDay 1: DAY 1: STONE TOWN TOURStop At: Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar ArchipelagoYour program starts with a morning visit by walk on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!Dinner and overnight stay at Coral beach resort: Half board.Duration: 8 minutesMeals included: • Dinner: Dinner at Coral beach resort • Breakfast: Breakfast at Coral beach resortAccommodation included: Dinner and overnight stay at Coral beach resort: Half board.Day 2: DAY 2: SNORKELING IN ZANZIBARStop At: Zanzibar Beach Bar, Pylos, Pylos-Nestor, Messenia Region, PeloponneseSnorkeling in Zanzibar is an experience of a lifetime. Unlike many other popular snorkeling destinations around the world it is still possible to find places that have never been explored along the coast. The many varieties of coral provide a home to thousands of colourful and exotic creatures, including blue ribbon tail rays, fire fish and for the “Finding Nemo” fans, clown fish.Dinner and overnight stay at Coral beach resort: Half board.Duration: 12 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight stay at Coral beach resort: Half board.Day 3: DAY 3: ZANZIBAR TO THE AIRPORTStop At: Zanzibar Airport Transfers, Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar ArchipelagoDepending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport to take a flight back home. If you are flying out of Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we will arrange a connection flight for you to catch your flight back home.Duration: 5 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$328.82 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Day Trip to Pylos and Methoni from Kalamata (Price per Group)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Niokastro: Pylos Castle, Pylos, Pylos-Nestor, 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. The first time that you confront the bay of Navarino, combined with the castle and the green colours 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. 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.Duration: 3 hoursStop 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. After so many battles, naval battles and castle constructions, you will definitely get hungry. The tavern under the walls of Methoni, almost inside the sea and overlooking Bourtzi, will satisfy your hunger. Alternatively, we can directly take the way back, so as to have the time to enjoy your afternoon swim in Kalamata.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kalamata Beach, Kalamata, Messenia Region, PeloponneseYou will be picked up from your hotel in Kalamata.Duration: 10 minutes