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Bay of Navarino, Pylos, Pylos-Nestor, Greece
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All reviews underwater archaeology well worth a visit two hours greek history byzantine church small museum incredible views bring water wander around turkish occupation lower area pine trees battle video bay navarino walls
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

We wanted to visit the part of the castle wich houses the sub-marine museum. We only found out after we bought the tickets that it was not open and will not be open on short notice. It was our own fault the manbehind the desk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Will K
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Not just an old castle, there are some wonderful exhibits plus a museum Learn about the underwater archeology and the diversity of their finds There is also an old bariatric chamber on show

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by the ruins in this Castle in the town of Pylos. Wear good shoes and bring water on hot days. The museum inside the castle was a gem. Took many pictures and enjoyed this for about an hour and a half....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 296fayt
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We were wondering around Pylos and drove to the “new fort”, as there is also and “old fort” on the other side of the bay. You can walk around the perimeter of the fort. Then we visited the church of the Savior that had been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank angelabI9236QC
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. As well as the castle itself, there is a church, which used to be a mosque and some onsite museums. Go to the edge of the site to get the views. There is a leaflet and map which wasn’t offered to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Geordiegirl_8
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t actually see this from the road. A reasonable entry fee. Several museums full of interesting items and information.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 616michellet
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Nice visit with little museums. The view of the sea is beautiful ! Overall the castle is beautiful and its nice to see all the history of that little town. the negative point is that toilets seems impossible to find and we're not the only...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank vanessak120
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The castle has been beautifully restored and maintained. The museum was exceptional in the displays of artifacts and the various video presentations.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bearflagguy
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This castle was built by the Ottomans, Venetians and French in different periods and it really only retains its walls, a church and the citadel. A recent bushfire has decimated half of its vegetation but this does not affect the structure of the castle. Throughout...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Pylos castle is lovely with great views and very interesting museum .wander around freely and take your time .The cost of 6 euros each is worth the money .Beware not to touch anything in the museum as staff rightly very protective about there exhibits. Lots...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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