7. Around Trifylia. In the greater region, at variable driving distances depending on your departure point stand various sites that are all well worthwhile: the Temple of Apollo Epicurious at Bassae, Ancient Olympia, Ancient Messene, the Palace of Nestor, Nestor’s tholos tomb, the Archaeological Museum of Chora, the Old Navarino Castle known as Paleokastro above […]
The archaeological site of Peristeria is winding through idyllic hills filled mainly with olive trees. There, on the humble plateau just in front of the modest entrance, no one can suspect that this is the moment for one of the huge surprises of the area. Initially a small walk inside the uphill olive grove reveals […]
Sitoxori, charming village with its stone houses, offer an ideal view to the east and pretty uphill alleys. It has a life-span of three and a half centuries and boasts a lush olive grove and gardens. In the past it produced large quantities of cereals to which it owes its name.
Kefalovrysi, a stately village built on a verdant slope, with two-storey stone houses and two deep green gullies divinding it into three ‘’neighborhoods’’. Traditional alleys, picturesque corners and serenity fill your walk past Agios Nikolaos in the heart of the village, where the first inhabitants settled at the beginning of the 15th
A charming and amphitheatrical village which marks the start of a “descent” in a world of traditions, myths and lush natural beauty. From here, south of the ravine thar constitutes the largest part of the 33 kilometers of the river’s length and a natural border between the prefectures of Elia and Messenia, you can have […]
Gargalianoi are located almost in the middle of the south part of Trifylia. Built in an altitude of 300 meters, back at the end of 18th century and the beginning of 19th century, you had to arrive at the peak and enter the small plateau to locate the settlement. But then, in the trubulent years […]
An unusual name for a town… The most prevailing opinion is that the name originated from ‘’filiatra’’ which means well’s rim, since there were plenty of them between the 16th century, when the first inhabitants settled here, and the 19th century. We should also mention the presence of the Frank Baron de Figliatre. Today at […]
The center of Kyparissia is characterized by an even and bustling everyday life, with out the stress of Athens, assisted by an extraordinary street plan, so welcome, that it is very difficult to get lost in your search of everything you desire. New people, activity, energy, fun and relaxation. Coffee shops, bars, restaurants, taverns and […]
Built around the 12th century and dedicated to a local saint, this charming small church on the border of Messinia and Arcadia is the site of a ‘’miraculous’’ phenomenon: 17 mature trees grow from the roof of the church with no roots visible either inside or outside the structure.