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Pylos Top 5

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Meligalas 240 02, Greece

The ancient city of Messene, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) east of Pylos, dates back to 369 B.C.E. Much of it has been preserved; the city was never destroyed or built over by later settlements. Today it's a World Heritage Site and a...

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Pilos 240 01, Greece

In Greek mythology, Heracles slew all the sons of the King of Pylos except Nestor, who became king of Pylos himself. Nestor appears as a sage elder in both the Iliad and the Odyssey, expounding on how things were really tough back in his...

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Tsamadou, 240 01, Greece

Built in 1573 by the Ottoman Turks, this six-towered castle stands guard over the natural port of Pylos (also called Navarino). Its well-preserved fortifications tell the story of the region's shifting political and cultural tides over...

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Unnamed Road, Pilos Nestor 240 01, Greece

Ten kilometers (six miles) northwest of Pylos, the Ionian Sea washes onto the silky golden sand of Romanos Beach, along a shore fringed by dunes and olive groves. If you crave action, stick to the section that's packed with beach bars,...

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Tsamadou, Pilos 240 01, Greece

This house museum in Pylos honors a local hero: Konstantinos "Kostas" Tsiklitiras, a four-time Olympic medalist in 1908 and 1912 for the standing high jump and the standing long jump. His athletic career ended in 1913 when he volunteered to fight...