A unique destination

The area of southwest Peloponnese is unique due to its combination of mountainous areas and sandy beaches. That exact combination makes for the perfect place to visit, with so many options.

The frozen in time ancient city

Most archaeological sites consist solely of sanctuaries, markets, castles or similar buildings. Ancient Messini (also called ancient Messene) is a unique archaeological site for one unique reason. The site consists of an entire city! No other archaeological site in Greece has so many public and residential buildings, including a market, an agora, public baths, stadiums and theaters.

The excavation is still continued. This means that the site is never the same and it grows each year, as new buildings are discovered. For more information, please visit the archaeological site’s website.

Tho following map shows the route from the hotel to the site.

Το παλάτι ενός μυθικού βασιλιά

King Nestor is known for being mentioned in “Iliad” by the famous ancient Greek poet Homer, one of the most known poets of the ancient world. In fact, Nestor was a real person. H was the king of ancient Pylos. Nowadays the place where his palace was discovered is an archaeological site.

The following map shows the route from the hotel to king Nestor’s palace.

The birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games

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Ancient Olympia is known around the world for being the place where the very first Olympic Games were held. It is declared a “World Heritage Site” by U.N.E.S.C.O. and is visited by thousands of people each year.

The following map shows the route from the hotel to Ancient Olympia.

Knights, kinds and castles

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The area of Messinia is abundant with castles and ruins from the Middle Ages. The largest and best preserved is the castle of Methoni. There is also a museum within the castle.

The following map shows the route from the archaeological site to the castle of Methoni.


Another great castle is the castle of Koroni. The castle has a spectacular view of the gulf of Messinia.

The following map shows the route from the hotel to the castle of Koroni.

Voidokilia beach

Remote and beautiful, this beach is a unique experience for anyone who wants to enjoy crystal clear waters. It is included in the “Natura 2000” network of the European Commission. Not far from Voidikilia is the beautiful town of Gialova, which is built by the seaside.

The following map shows the route from the archaeological site to Voidokilia. Note that the beach is remote and accessible only by car (not public transport is provided). Get everything you need from our hotel before getting to this beach.

The following map shows the route from the hotel to Voidokilia beach.

The river Neda

Η Νέδα είναι ένα ποτάμι της Μεσσηνίας απαράμιλλης φυσικής ομορφιάς. Είναι ένα από τα δύο ποτάμια της Ελλάδας με θηλυκό όνομα, ενώ αποτελεί τα φυσικά σύνορα Μεσσηνίας και Ηλείας. The river Neda is known for its small waterfalls and lakes and their beauty. It is one of the only two rivers in Greece with a Greek female name and is also the natural borders separating Messinia and Ilia.

Messini

Messini (or Messene) is a small town in Messinia, only 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) away from our hotel. Have a rest in its central park enjoying a refreshing drink.

Kalamata

Η Καλαμάτα είναι η πρωτεύουσα της Μεσσηνίας. Είναι μια υπέροχη πόλη, χτισμένη ανάμεσα στο όρος Ταΰγετος και τη Μεσόγειο. Μια βόλτα στα σοκάκια της παλιάς πόλης ή του “Ιστορικού Κέντρου”, όπως ονομάζεται, αποτελεί μοναδική εμπειρία. Kalamata is the capital of Messinia. It’s a beautiful city, built between mount Taygetos and the Mediterranean sea. A walk in the narrow streets of the so called “Historic Center”, the old neighborhoods built around its castle, gives you the chance to see the architecture of an old European city.

The following map shows the route from the hotel to the castle of Kalamata.

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