Discover the picturesque town of Pylos and its historical monuments on a small group day trip from Kalamata. See the remains of an old Spartan fortification wall, and go to the castle of Niokastro. Then, cool down in the sea at stunning Voidokilia beach.
What to Expect
Depart Kalamata and travel through streets filled with olive and orange trees. Head through a landscape full of myths and traditions on the 1-hour journey to Pylos. See the castle and Bay of Navarino and marvel at how it contrasts with the green of Pylos.
Get a panoramic view of both the small and larger islands out at sea, along with the huge rocks in front and parts of the island of Sfaktiria. Admire the ruins of a fortification wall built by the Spartans in 425 BC during the Peloponnesian War. Continue to the picturesque town of Pylos and enjoy a coffee in the main square. Learn the history of the town and its monuments, including the monument to the 3 admirals from Russia, France and England on Three Admirals’ Square.
Visit the castle of Niokastro before you leave Pylos. Built by the Turks in 1573 AD, like every other castle in the region it has constantly changed hands. Stroll the cobblestone streets of the area, and admire the 4 cylindrical towers and aqueduct from the days of Venetian rule.
Next, go to the nearby beach of Voidokilia, a few miles north of Pylos. Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and be impressed by its perfectly round shape and golden sand. Benefit from the chance to swim in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea before returning to Kalamata for your drop off.
- Transfer by vehicle
- Hotel/port pick-up and drop off on request
- Free Wi-Fi
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Licensed guide (on request at extra cost)
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour