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We checked out of our hotel in Nafolio at 9 - just in time to miss the hordes of people from the cruise ship that docked overnight - taxi drivers even slept in their cars to be first in line for the fares. We headed north and west and drove a couple of hours to Sparta/i and Mystras. The militaristic Spartans of the 6th and 5th century BC left no ruins of note - and excavations have only gone down to the Roman era of first century BC. What was there was used in the 13th century AD ...
... held more temples, agoras, bathhouses but above all an amazing auditorium. The outdoor theater sits atop our sights list so far. Holding several thousand people in 40-odd levels it was stunningly intact. The building allows people in the top level to hear coins dropping on the stage, perfectly. After lunch, of again gyros, the rain once again set in, heavily. This time it stayed. So it meant off to a seaside campground for some washing, skyping and rainy walks along the beach. Not so ...
The region of Messinia I am visiting these days is of Rare Beauty and Natural Attractions. Pylos is one of them.
The Deepest part of the Mediterranean.
Pylos is indelibly linked to Nestor's kingdom in Homer but also to the Battle of Navarino, the last major battle ever to be fought with sailing ships and one that signaled the end of Ottoman rule in Greece.
It's many years since I attempted to make the journey from the UK to Messinia in a single day and I allowed for a possible change of plan and my usual stay at Korinthos or somewhere nearby. In fact there are several options after arriving at Venezelos International Airport - including an airport hotel, bus into Athens, or any stop en route via the metro/suburban railway.
I felt well after a smooth flight with Easyjet, went straight to the ...
Each year I like to have a bit of extra clearing done so that there is always an overgrown border for wildlife to flourish, but at the same time, a newly cleared border to ensure that the grove is maintained well. This year is the bog year! After many years of cutting bamboo back a little, it is time to remove it, yet I want to keep other bushes and trees including wild figs, so that the area if not left completely ...
Other places to stay in Pylos
3, Tsamadou Street, Pylos | Hotelfrom $80