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Palace of Nestor

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Ethnki Odos Kiparissias Pylou, Chora, Pylos-Nestor 246 00, Greece
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All reviews archaeological site car park well worth a visit information boards greek history small museum elevated walkway an amazing view navarino bay public transport entire site beehive tomb excellent interpretation fascinating place an easy drive odysseus excavations
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

The recently reopened site following major renovations at great cost from European funds gives a delightful insight to the site with many similarities to the Minoan civilisation on Crete

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The ruins of the Palace of Nestor are surrounded by olive trees, in the picturesque area of Kalamata, famous for their delicious olives. It was interesting to see the information boards at various locations around the palace ruins, with images of how the castle looked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Although there is little reconstruction, the raised walkway allows you to get a feel for the layout and size of the palace. Frequent artist reconstructions let you understand the excavations below. Did you know they had bathrooms in the Mycenaean times? The similarities in design...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

While the site itself is just excavated foundations, the interpretation is the best I've seen in Greece. Likewise the video and interactive displays in the small museum.

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

The recent roof and suspended platform is nearly as impressive as the palace itself. It works really well with excellent interpretation panels. There is a small museum on site that explains the process of the archeology and how Linear B was interpreted / discovered. This...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Recently restored and 'canopy-supported' the site constitutes one of the finest location cum edifice emblem in Greece. Seating on a natural moat overlooks the Navarino-Sphakteria Bay and has a perimetrical view, serene and olive grove elevated. Explanatory plaquettes with water colour reproductions of the building...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

It seems no one bothers to visit this extraordinary palace. Nestor died at 104 years old and there is his bath. The step is now thought (by an aging archaeologist) to be his step into the bath step for an aging body! The panels and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The recent restoration and the new protection structure will keep this fabulous palace of kings Neleus and Nestor readable and understandable for many generations of students and visitors. Perfectly included in a stunning landscape watching the sea, the Nestor’s villa provides a deep knowledge of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

It's quite a small site that is under cover and costs 6 euros each. As you walk round the elevated walkways there are boards telling you everything you need to know. You get great views looking across to Voidokilia Beach. There is a very small...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This was the home of Homer’s Mycenaen King Nestor - "the old and the wise". In those days to be old was a rarity so Nestor was treated with great respect on the basis he must be wise at that age. Actually there is no...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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