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day 13 methoni koroni

Visit Methoni and Koroni (Totally 63 km)

Koroni and Methoni were called “The eyes of Venice”.

The architecture of Koroni invokes a Greek island feeling and the view of the Messinian Bay and the Taigetos mountains is quite impressive. Koroni is crowned by its castle, which you can enter at any time of the day as there is no entrance that closes. The best way is to enter from the top using the entrance near the old town hall and then walk along the church overlooking Zaga Beach, the cemetery and the little monastery, exiting towards Koroni.

The main attraction of Methoni is its castle, which, due to the fact that it has been neglected during the past years, has a particular charm to it. During the past the castle has had changing owners: Venetians, Turks and Greeks. Some of its exterior walls have started to slide into the sea. In spring season the castle area is dotted by wild flowers and wild garlic. Don’t forget to cross over the causeway to the “Bourtzi”, and get an impression of this sea tower which at one time was used as a prison.

Overnight in Finikouda at camping Finikes