Pylos, a picturesque, amphitheatrically built town, is on the southwest end of Peloponnese, on Messenia land on the Ionian coast. In the fold of Navarino Bay, Pylos stands proud, a mistress ready to reveal to every visitor the treasures years now she keeps well guarded. The sandy beaches, the waterfalls, the vast olive groves, the imposing castles, all combined with the idyllic sunset, are elements that conjure up a landscape that leaves no one unmoved.
In Pylos history meets the unparalleled beauty of the scenery and the sea. A beautiful square with imposing sycamore trees, little alleys and pedestrian walks give the opportunity to enjoy relaxed moments with walks and promenades. Water sports, mountain climbing and boat rides in a natural port full of colour and so masterfully protected by southern Sphacteria, but also for lovers of history and tradition, museums, castles and archaeological discoveries, who come to Pylos to make their adventure more thrilling. The view of the sea and the colours of the sunset overflow everywhere.
The Royal Palace and the cave of the Homeric king of Pylos, Nestor, bear witnesses to the peak of the town during the Neolithic Era, and the extraordinary discovery of the Mycenaean tablets with Linear B inscriptions ranks it as the second biggest centre of the Mycenaean world. It is not a coincidence that Pylos is mentioned by the great epic poets of Greece in their works.
The great historical importance of Pylos is completed in modern history with the battle of Navarino in 1827, which became the cause of the Greek nation’s liberation from the Turkish oppression. However, the importance of the region does not stop there as in our days, out in the sea open of Pylos, in the Calypso Deep, a high-technology international scientific experiment is conducted for the detection of cosmic neutrino particles that impart information about the universe and the beginning of cosmos.