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Dreamy scenery, exciting history, and easy-going vibes in one of Greece's best-kept secrets.
An ancient palace celebrated for the hospitality of its king, dramatic fortresses with many tales to tell of Franks, Venetians, and Ottomans, and a Natura 2000 protected lagoon offering a precious habitat for migratory birds, mammals, fish, and rare reptiles, Pylos is all of this and even more. Built on a green slope overlooking the glistening blue sea, Pylos is a true hidden gem, patiently waiting to be discovered by the selected few willing to take the trip to this well-kept secret that adorns the western coast of the Peloponnese Peninsula.
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Pylos may not be as famous as other destinations in Greece. Yet, if you're looking for an authentic Greek experience and an opportunity to mingle with locals in a laid-back coastal town that mass tourism hasn't touched, look no further. Not only is Pylos meant to steal your hearts with its easy-going ambiance and quaintness, but it's also the perfect base from where to explore the rugged Messinia region, an enchanting land dotted with ancient ruins, medieval remnants, and natural wonders.

Things to do in Pylos

If you're looking for the perfect base from where to explore the charms of Messinia, Pylos with its laid-back vibes and authentic ambiance might just be the one. From Pylos, you can embark on a journey to explore some of the lesser-known archaeological sites of the Peloponnese, such as Ancient Messini and Nestor's Palace, alongside dramatic medieval castles. You can also join tours to areas of unfathomable natural beauty, among which Gialova Lagoon, Voidokilia Beach, and Polilimnio Waterfalls stand out. With several opportunities for hiking, swimming, cycling, and even sea kayaking, Pylos is also ideal for those in search of an active vacation.
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