Pylos, Greece

Pylos is the name of a large bay and a town on the west coast of the Peloponnese, in the district of Messenia in southern Greece. It is the capital of Pylia Province. Nearby villages include Gialova, Elaiofyto, Schinolakka, and Palaionero.

Old Pylos and New Pylos are distinct settlements and castles, several kilometers apart. Old Pylos (Navarino Vecchio) is located on the northwest of the bay, while New Pylos is located in the southeast.

Things to See & Do

* "New" and “Old” Venetian Castles of Pylos
* Harbour of Pylos
* Bay of Voidokilia
* Lagune and Swamp of Gialova: with unique fauna and flora
* Palace of Nestor

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 143.91km²
Population – 6,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location – The port is located in Navarino Bay, Pylos.

Travel Links – There are good bus connections from and to the nearby towns of Methoni,Kalamata and Kiparissia. This connections get you further to Patra and Athens. You can get to Kalamata by train or airplane.

Taxis and buses are available for getting around Pylos. You can also rent motorbikes and scooters.

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