Old Castle Navarino, Gialova

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The Old Navarino castle (Greek: Παλαιό Ναυαρίνο) is a 13th-century Frankish fortress near Pylos, Greece. It is one of two castles guarding the strategic bay on which it sits; the other is the Ottoman-built New Navarino fortress. In juxtaposition with the latter, it is frequently known simply as Palaiokastro or Paliokastro (Greek: Παλαιόκαστρο or Παλιόκαστρο, "old castle"). It occupies the site of the Athenian fort at the 425 BC Battle of Pylos.

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  • After our successful kayaking we decided to try another activity with Explore Messinia and it was a great choice! We started at 09:30 and proceeded to the Old Castle uphill. I can tell a lot about...  more »
  • Another amazing free to visit place in Greece. Anywhere in the world one would have to pay a costly ticket in order to enter such a wonderful place with such amazing views to the Voidokilia beach and....  more »
  • Great sense of history on this beautiful walk up to very old castle. Bit of a rack scramble on the steep track down to the bay. But a more gentle slope on the main path on seaward side.
  • Not too much in the castle to see, but the experience to go up as well as the views are incredible.

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