Travel to Methoni, the photogenic castle city of the Peloponnese
Welcome to Methoni, a captivating seaside enclave nestled in southern Greece's Messinia prefecture. Its rich history and breathtaking beauty, alongside its strategic port, have shaped the eastern Mediterranean. The mesmerizing landscape, adorned with lush mountains and azure beaches, surrounds the magnificent Methoni Castle – a testament to the town's past glory.
Step into history along cobbled paths within the castle, where echoes of Venetian and Ottoman influences linger. Explore Byzantine Agia Sophia, Ottoman baths, and a Venetian lion-crowned granite column. Pass through the grand sea gate to the sea fortress, Bourtzi, offering boundless ocean vistas.
Wander the charming new town of Methoni, a haven of neoclassical mansions and palm-lined squares, leading to Syggrou Square's impressive Venetian monument.
Complete your Methoni journey on Finikounda beach, embraced by the Oinousses archipelago's panoramic views. Experience the allure of Methoni – a fusion of history, culture, and natural splendor that crafts unforgettable memories.
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.