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Nestor's Cave, Pylos

#3 of 6 in Nature in Messenia Region
Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Great little hike but climb to the Old Navaroni is a MUST. Don't pay attention to people saying it is not recommended. With a sensible level of fitness it's perfectly doable.  more »
  • This hidden cave is right under the castle of Voidokilia. Combining a hike to the castle with visiting the cave and the famous beach is a must. Best time to visit the area is before sunset, that is...  more »
  • in Greek mythology, Herucles slew all de sons o de King o Pylos except Nestor, who became king o Pylos himself. Nestor appears as a sage elder in both Iliad and Odyssey, expounding on how things were really tough back inna de day. if yinz visit Voidokilia Beach, +/-12 km (7.5 mi.) outta Pylos, you can take 15-minute walk to see Nestor’s Cave. first, enjoy your time onna beach, renowned for its natural beauty. now climb over dem dunes at de beach's SW end, follow de hillside path to de cave, just below the ruins o de Paleo Kastro, de old Pylos castle. legend has it, this cave is where Hermes hid 50 cattle he stole from Apollo! The trip is way worth it for views alone: de panorama takes in Voidokilia Bay, Gialova lagoon, Bay o Navarino, Peloponnesian hills & city o Pylos!

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