Pylos-Koroni-Foinikounda-Methoni

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

1 day

Views

76

Maximum Seats

20

Land Cruise Overview

Pylos Castle

Pylos Castle

Pylos Castle is located on the hill above the town of Pylos, standing as a guardian, together with Palaiokastro crossing to the natural harbour of Pylos. Built in 1573 by the Ottoman Turks who kept it under their control for more than a century.
Foinikounda

Foinikounda

In the old era Foinikounda was called TAVERVS or PARALIA LACHANADAS (Lachanada Beach). Today is a large village on the beach, with significant tourist development South of Lachanadas, which is the seaport (= port). It is built along with its neighbouring village of Loutsa base in the western corner of a mental equilateral triangle, turned to the South, forming the Cape Akritas (also known as Capo – Galo or Cavogalo). In the ancient years, was part of the Kingdom of Nestor, of ancient Pylos. Several researchers support the idea that was founded by the Phoenicians who colonized the coasts of Peloponnese at this point, although not everyone agrees with this assessment. During the newer past was a small fishing village founded in the mid-19th century and according to local tradition, the Decade of 1840, from residents of nearby Lachanadas, who were refugees from Crete. Originally was called “Tavern” (1879-1928) because of the tavern, which existed there. In 1928 it was renamed temporarily to “Lachanadas” (1928-1930), while the 1930 received its current designation as the “Finikous”. In the recent last decades has grown into one of the most important tourist resorts of Messinia, taking mainly the fact that it is surrounded by large sandy beaches.
Castle of Koroni

Castle of Koroni

One of the finest specimens of Venetian fortress architecture and one of the few castles with preserved houses and temples. Built by the Venetians in the 13th century and strengthened by the Ottomans in the 16th century. Inside the Castle are still preserved sculptured tombs, underground vaulted cisterns from hewn stone blocks for the collection of rainwater, the octagonal tower – example of Ottoman architecture – the churches of Hagia Sophia (Church of the 12th century) and Agios Charalambos (old mosque) and the monastery of John the Baptist
Castle of Methoni

Castle of Methoni

The Castle of Methoni is one of the most important fortification buildings in Greece. Methoni were stopover on the journey made by the Christians in the Holy land. The current Castle and Harbor built by the Venetians in 1209 that permanently occupied Methoni. In 1499 the Castle occupied by the Venetians in the Ottoman Bayezid. The 1770 tried without success to understand the Russian Castle. In 1828 the castle was occupied by the French who ekdiwxsan Turks and handed to Greece under the Treaty of London, which provided for the establishment of the Greek State.

Land Cruise

Tour Name Price Per Adult Price Per Child Transfer Available Seats
Pylos-Koroni-Foinikounda-Methoni 72.00 0.00 12.00 20

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