Pylos & Voidokilia Day Trip
The total duration of the tour: 6 Hrs
• Transfer to Pylos (55 Km / ~ 1 hr)
• Sightseeing in Pylos (Castle, surrounding area)
• Cruise in Navarino Bay (Optional)
• Transfer to Voidokilia for swimming (18 Km / ~ 0,5 hr)
• Departure back to Kalamata
Our trip will begin from your hotel and crossing streets filled with olive and orange trees but also with myths and traditions, for about an hour, we will reach the hill in front of Pylos.
The first time that you confront the bay of Navarino, combined with the castle and the green colours of the city of Pylos, is going to be one of the moments of the tour that you will never forget.
From up there, where is going to be also our first stop, you will be able to see both small and…More Info
At the southern end of this island, you will be able to admire the ruins of a fortification wall built by the Spartans, in 425 BC, during the Peloponnesian war.
The picturesque town of Pylos will welcome us soon. While enjoying your coffee at the town’s main square we will learn everything about its history. There, among the plane trees, stands the monument of the Three Admirals hailing from Russia, France and England. You will also learn stories and tales of these three philhellenists.
Before we leave Pylos, we will make our next stop at the castle known as Niokastro. It was built by the Turks in 1573 AD, but like every other castle in the region, it constantly changed hands. As you walk the cobblestone streets you will admire the four cylindrical towers and also the aqueduct, a legacy left by the Venetians.
Our next stop will be the nearby beach of Voidokilia. Only a few miles north from Pylos we will encounter one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. You will be impressed by its perfectly round shape and the golden coloured sand.
After so many battles, naval battles and castle constructions, you will definitely be tired. An experience not to be missed is to swim in the turquoise waters of the beach that lies ahead.
The tavern on the seafront, in the nearby village of Yalova, will appease our hunger. Alternatively, we can directly take the way back, so for you to have enough time to enjoy your afternoon swim in Kalamata.