Pylos and Methoni are two of the most picturesque villages along the Peloponnese coast, and this private full-day tour from Costa Navarino visits both in one day. Enjoy views over Navarino Bay, take a walking tour of historic Pylos, and explore the water castle of Bourtzi in Methoni. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Private tour of Pylos and Methoni from Costa Navarino
Enjoy views over Navarino Bay in historic Pylos
Visit the water castle of Bourtzi in Methoni
Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and private transport
This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
Your tour begins with morning pickup from your central Costa Navarino hotel. Traveling by private vehicle, set out on the drive to Pylos, stopping along the way to admire the views over Navarino Bay and the island of Sfaktiria.
On arrival, follow your guide on walking tour of Pylos and learn more about the town’s fascinating history. Stroll along the scenic waterfront; pause to enjoy a coffee (own expense) at one of the traditional tavernas or cafés, and visit the hilltop Niokastro castle.
Continue down the coast to Methoni, where the highlight is the water castle of Bourtzi. After exploring the medieval castle, you’ll have chance to enjoy lunch (own expense) at a traditional tavern in Methoni, before setting out on the return journey.
Back in Costa Navarino, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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 colors 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 larger islands. The huge rocks in front of us look like an entrance to the sea and are parts of the island of Sfaktiria.
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 from Russia, France and England. You will also learn stories and tales of these three philhellenes.
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 the aqueduct, a legacy left by the Venetians.
Our next stop will be the nearby town of Methoni. The castle of this town is one of the most impressive of the Peloponnese, since one of its parts, Bourtzi, reaches into the sea, like an artificial ... island! Walking between walls and battlements, it will whisper its own secrets, starting from 1500 AD, when Venetian soldiers started to build it.