So, what makes this little unknown region such a jewel?
If there is a beach not to be missed, it's Voidokilia!
Expect a real change of scenery. You will not meet a bar or restaurant on your path, only nature! The contrast between the blue waters of the Mediterranean
and the warm colors of the sand dunes will offer you a sumptuous show of colors. On the horizon, you will see the lagoon of Gialova, home to hundreds of species of birds. A very nice panorama!
For lovers of Greek mythology, this beach is where Telemachus, the son of Ulysses, has landed.
Also, for lovers of the seabed, Proti Island will leave you totally dreamy!
This small cove has a water so transparent that it will allow you to observe every nook and cranny of the depths. Shipwreck, hundreds of different fish... these waters are full of treasures.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
As a land of Greece, Messinia tells many stories about its culture and traditions
. This region is one of the most preserved among the sites of ancient Greece. You will be able to admire its historical traces such as an acropolis, a theater, or old architectures. Among these remains, you'll find the Palace of Nestor dating from the XIII century BC. Discover its fascinating writings on clay plates attesting to this time. Also, Koroni Castle is a striking testimony of history. Built between the 13th and 15th centuries, it is impressive to cross its deep and enchanting moats encircling it, crossing this gigantic bridge built by the French.
Flavors of Gods!
Who is not a fan of fresh Greek cuisine? Messinia is a real appeal to local flavors: Tatziki, lalaggides petimezi (sugar fritters) messian kagianas (Greek eggs and tomatoes), baked tourlou (mix of succulent vegetables like ratatouille), or hylopites (greek pasta). It is possible to taste its delicious typical dishes in many different restaurants, all receiving you with a Greek hospitality. In other words, expect a warm welcome!
Do not leave Messinia without having tasted its olive oil! As the first Greek olives growing region, its oil has been designated by experts as one of the best in the world. Apart from its exquisite flavor, admiring its centenary and millenary olive trees is a real pleasure for the eyes! Let yourself take a seat at the harvest!