Travel to Methoni, the photogenic castle city of the Peloponnese
In the southern part of the prefecture of Messinia, close to Pylos and Kalamata, is Methoni, a seaside town with a long history and a port of great geostrategic importance in the wider region of the eastern Mediterranean. Surrounded by a natural landscape of incomparable beauty, full of green mountains and blue beaches, and with a photogenic medieval castle dominating the area, Methoni manages to become one of the most popular destinations in southern Greece, which have the ability to charm you and to create intense emotions.
The central point of reference of history and cultural heritage is the imposing Castle of Methoni, one of the most impressive fortresses in all of Greece, and an excellent example of a castle city. A large moat separates it from the mainland, while the stone bridge with the many arches, leads to the impressive main gate, which gives access to the extensive archeological site.
Walk down the cobbled path inside the castle and see the remains of Venetian mansions, the Ottoman baths, the splendid Byzantine church of Agia Sophia and the large granite column, where the winged lion of Venice was erected.
Passing by the sea gate with its imposing towers, reach the imposing Bourtzi, the sea fortress with a view to the sea, which is breathtaking. Then, walk in the small, but so picturesque, new town of Methoni and discover beautiful corners, in picturesque cobbled streets full of neoclassical mansions, flowered balconies, squares with palm trees, until you reach Syggrou Square with the impressive Venetian. Complete your acquaintance with Methoni on the velvety sandy beach of Finikounda, which overlooking the Oinousses archipelago, leads to the climax of all the senses and promises everyone a journey, unprecedented.
Food and local cuisine
Enjoy the rich local traditional cuisine of the area through a wide variety of flavors and dishes with first quality and pure local products. Try a wide variety of meat, fish and seafood, accompanied by vegetables and the excellent quality olive oil produced in the area. Sausages smoked with sage stand out from the local specialties.
When to visit Methoni
The best time for a visit to Methoni is the period from May to the end of September. Combine your visit to the area with a visit to the nearby beaches and enjoy your swim and other activities that will make your trip unforgettable.
How to use transportation in Methoni
Moving from/ to Methoni
Get to Methoni by road via the national road Athens - Patras or Athens - Tripoli and from there to Pylos and Kalamata. Methoni is 292 km from Athens, 220 km from Patras, 10 km from Pylos and 61 km from Kalamata.
Transportation in Methoni
In Methoni you can move on foot or by car.