Located in the western part of the region at a 50 km distance from Kalamata is one of the most beautiful small towns of Messinia which hears to the name of Pylos. Pylos, which located in its gulf (also known as Gulf of Navarino), is embraced by the Ionian Sea and is amphitheatriacally built to offer panoramic views of the Ionian Sea.
Its white houses with red roofs, are reminiscent of islands of the Saronic Gulf. Although this is a destination emerged tremendously with the completion of the Costa Navarino luxury resort, it was as a tourist destination in Messinia many years before that.
Also known as Neokastro, this is the village's former name, it stands out for its beautiful "scenery" where you will experience unforgettable moments. The central square known as Trion Navarchon (Three Admirals) will certainly be your point of reference as it will the place where you will have your coffee, or try one of the dishes at the tavernas before heading off to explore the sights.
Among the sights are Niokastro (created under Turkish rule so that the Turks could oversee the western coast of the Peloponnese); the Archaeological Museum of Pylos (as known as Antonopouleion) which was built in 1956 following a donation made by the dentist Christos Antonopoulos. It has been operating since 1961 and was created to accommodate the personal collection of French Philhellene Rene Puaux; and the Palace of Nestor, on the hill of Epano Englianos, 14 km from Pylos, which is the best preserved Mycenaean palace in the whole of Greece.
Of all the beaches in the region you must definitely visit Voidokoilia beach north of Pylos, with its perfectly-shaped crescent, fine, white, powdery sands and turquoise, crystal waters.