Pylos and Methoni are two of the most picturesque villages along the Peloponnese Coast, so take this private tour from Costa Navarino. Enjoy views over Navarino Bay in historic Pylos, and visit the water castle of Bourtzi in Methoni.
Stop at: Castle of Pylos
The first time that you see the bay of Navarino 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, 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.
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.
Stop at: Methoni Castle
Our 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 and castle constructions, you will 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, to have the time to enjoy your afternoon swim in Kalamata.