History and Culture

Ancient Messini

One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece built in 369 BC by the Theban general Epaminondas. Here you will find a plethora of monuments including the city’s ancient wall, an agora, an impressive ancient theater and more.

The Castle of Koroni

Built during the 13th century, the castle of Koroni is one of the finest specimens of Venetian fortress architecture you will find in Greece. It is also one of very few castles that are inhabited to this day.

The Castle of Methoni

Built in the 7th century on a rocky promontory, the castle of Methoni was one of the most important commercial and shipping centers in the Mediterranean during medieval times.


One of the most well-preserved castles in Greece built by the Ottomans in 1573 to protect the southern entrance to the Bay of Navarino. Hosted in the building of Pasha you will also find a museum exhibition of marine archaeological finds that were salvaged from local shipwrecks.


Built by the Franks during the late 13th century, this ruined fortress sits atop on the northern end of the Navarino and offers spectacular views over the Voidokilia beach and the Gialova lagoon. Near the castle you can also visit the mythical cave of Nestor.

Towers of Mani

Built by powerful patriarchal Maniot groups as a means of protecting their livelihood and exerting their influence, these historic towers a hallmark feature of the captivating Mani landscape.

Palace of Nestor

Built in the 13th century BC by the legendary King Nestor, the Palace of Nestor is the most well-preserved Mycenean Palace in Greece.