4000 of extraordinary History parade all around! ‘’Kyparisseeis’’, ‘’Kyparissa’’, ‘’Kyparissaea’’, all the names originate either from the forest of the cypress trees (Kyparissi in Greek) that embrace the surroundings, or from the worship of Athina the Kyparissia, the temple of whom laid at the place where today stands the big Agia Triada church. It was […]
Near the palace of AnoEngelianos is the largest unburned Mycenaean tholos tomb of the region. It was built around 1550-1500 B.C. and was used throughout the 15th century, perhaps until the 13th century B.C. it was a family tomb and it is estimated that it has accepted at least 17 burials. Despite being arrested in […]
The Church of the Transfiguration of Christ, which is found in Niokastro of Pylos was originally built as a mosque, probably in 1573. It was one of the two Islamic mosques of the city of Navarino. It has cruciform configuration with a central and four small Domes. On the west side there is an outer […]
Beautiful monasteries can seem to appear out of nowhere when one is visiting the natural wonderland that is Messenia. Their architecture and location are closely linked with historical events and miracles that have taken place on various occasions. Some are abandoned, some are in use, but all are worth a visit. Mystras, the “wonder of […]
The cradle of the Olympic Games – first held in 776 BC, and a timeless shrine to the ideals of virtue, honor, peace and noble competition, ancient Olympia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its magnificent stadium and the substantial remains of two. There are three museums of Olympia: The Archaelogical Museum of […]
The Church of the Analypsis, the oldest standing cruciform temple on Greek soil. It is situated in an olive grove near Filiatra. Dating back to the third quarter of the 13th century, on its frescoes can be discerned both male and female saints.
On Proti Island above Vourlia Beach stand citadel ruins, including a wall and two turrets, part of an ancient acropolis possessing great archaeological importance. These are thought to have been built in order to protect the shores of Ancient Messene in the 4th-5th centuries B.C. and were inhabited for two or three hundred years, principally […]