Guided tour: Methoni – Koroni castles

The region of Messinia, in the south-western tip of mainland Greece, embodies the most symbolic chapters of Greek history. The monuments, α unique mosaic of the areas long history and witnesses of its great past, stand proud and charismatic over a story of 4,500 years. During this tour we visit some of the most characteristic spots of Messinia exploring and wandering around the antiquities that make up its glorious past and we get to know the famous castles of Methoni and Koroni.

After picking you up from your hotel, we depart for the picturesque coastal Methoni. The place offers a great pleasure for visitors who love exploring historic places and building while its impressive, very well preserved castle of Methoni reminds to the visitors the long history of that small town.

Methoni, 12km south of Pylos, was one of the seven cities offered to Achilles by Agamemnon. Homer described it as ‘rich in vines’. Today it’s a pretty seaside town with a popular beach, next to which looms the most impressive example of a 15th-century Venetian fortress in the Peloponnese.

Admission: full €2, reduced €1, free entrance for children coming from the EU (check with our guide and at the ticket office if coming from other countries), closed on Tuesdays.

Duration of visit: almost 1,5  hours

Koroni is a lovely Venetian port town on Messinia Bay. Medieval mansions and churches line the town’s quaint, narrow and winding streets. These lead to a promontory, on which perches an extensive castle and monastery.

Our next stop is the amphitheatrically built Koroni, located at the western side of the Messenian Gulf, where we explore its castle that is ideal for people who love walking through historical buildings.


Admission : free

Duration of visit: almost 1,5  hours

Water, hat and sunglasses, loose clothing and comfortable shoes needed.