The Peloponnese region uses the caption ‘Mythical Peloponnese’ to describe the region. It was here that modern European culture was born. This is where it all started.

The Messinia region is to the north west of the Peloponnese peninsula and is green and fertile, unlike the harsher, craggier landscapes of the Mani further south.

There is so much antiquity and culture within a short drive of all our accommodation in the Messinia region. All the places of interest listed below are within a two, to two and a half hour drive of the  Chrani Village area where most of our accommodation is located.

Finikounda. Distance 21.3km. Drive time: 32 minutes.
Pretty seaside town blessed with superb beaches.

Koroni. Distance: 16.4km. Drive time: 24 minutes.
Vibrant, small sea-side town set below an impressive Venetian Castle.

Methoni. Distance: 31km. Drive time: 44 minutes.

Small town and spectacular Venetian castle surrounded by the sea.

Methoni Methoni

Pylos. Distance: 34.9km. Drive time: 53 minutes.
Pretty small town and harbour guarded by 15th C Venetian fortress.

Kalamata. Distance: 40km. Drive time: 1 hour.
Capital of the region and interesting bustling seaside town.

 

Kalamata Kalamata

Nestor’s Palace. Distance: 45.9km. Drive time: 1 hour.
The best preserved Mycenaean Greek Palace.

Ancient Messini. Distance: 46km. Drive time: 57 minutes.
4th century BC well preserved, spectacular, monumental site.

Voidokilia Beach. Distance: 51.2km. Drive time: 1 hour 4 minutes.
Horseshoe-shaped and sandy. One of the best in Greece.

Kardamili. Distance: 71.5km. Drive time: 1 hour 35 minutes.
Beautiful coastal village and once home of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Kardamili Kardamili

Mystras. Distance: 89km. Drive time: 1 hour 57 minutes.
Spectacular, medieval Byzantine town and UNESCO heritage site.

Olympia. Distance: 143km. Drive time: 2 hours 8 minutes.
The site which held the first Olympics in 776 BC.

Diros Caves. Distance: 127km. Drive time: 2 hours 45 minutes.
Amazing sea caves accessible only by boat.

Pyrgos. Distance: Drive time: 1 hour 55 minutes.
The attractive capital of the Northern Peloponnese Elis Region.

Ancient Nemea. Distance: 155km Drive time: 1 hour 45 minutes.

Site of Panhellenic Games and modern revival.

The Nemean Games The Nemean Games

Nafplion. Distance: 165km. Drive time: 2 hours 3 minutes.
Historic seaside town capped by a fortress and the old capital.

Corinth Canal. Distance: 183km. Drive time: 2 hours 4 minutes.
4 miles long, 70ft wide and 19th century engineering marvel.

Mycenae. Distance: 158km. Drive time: 1 hour 54 minutes.
Home of the warrior king Agamemnon of Trojan War legend.

Mycenae Mycenae

Epidavros. Distance: 193km. Drive time: 2 hours 30 minutes.
4th C. BC amphitheatre with up to 14,000 people capacity.

Karolina Sulkowska

By Karolina Sulkowska

18th April 2016



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