Pylos is an unspoilt seaside town with a harbour and castle on the edge of the beautiful Navarino Bay. It has a picturesque central square lined with cafes and tavernas. Our hotel is in an exceptional location beneath the 13th century castle and right on the stunning bay. You can even swim from the hotel’s terrace. From our base at Pylos we will head to Sfaktiria, an uninhabited island with amazing rock formations and also explore the mythical Nestor’s Cave set above a lovely sandy cove. We will visit the substantial ruins at Ancient Messini – one of the country’s major historical attractions. We will also spend time at historic Methoni with its stunning castle ruins, bordered on three sides by the turquoise sea. A picture postcard location if ever there was one!
For the second half of the week we will stay in a charming guesthouse in the mountain village of Mystras near to Sparta. Here we visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Byzantine town where we will find the substantial ruins of this 13th Century town with many beautiful churches. We will also walk in the foothills of the Taygetos mountains with time to savour its scenery, churches and villages.
Price includes: 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation; entrance fees to 4 sites; transport to walks; airport transfer at certain times. Single rooms are available if you book early – £15 per night supplement.
Not included: flight to Kalamata, lunch and dinner.