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Palace of Nestor, Chora

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The Palace of Nestor (Modern Greek: Ανάκτορο του Νέστορα (Dimotiki); Ἀνάκτορον Νέστορος (Katharevousa)) was an important centre in Mycenaean times, and described in Homer's Odyssey and Iliad as Nestor's kingdom of "sandy Pylos".
The palace featured in the story of the Trojan War, as Homer tells us that Telemachus:

The site is the best preserved Mycenaean Greek palace discovered. The palace is the primary structure within a larger Late Helladic era settlement, once probably surrounded by a fortified wall. The palace was a two-storey building with store rooms, workshops, baths, light wells, reception rooms and a sewage system.

The settlement had been long occupied with most artifacts discovered dating from 1300 BC. The palace complex was destroyed by fire around 1200 BC.

In June 2016, the site re-opened to the public after the roof was replaced by a modern structure with raised walkways for visitors.
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  • My son and I have been to Mycenae and the Menelaion near Sparta, so during a recent stay at Costa Navarino, we decided to visit the Palace of Nestor, in order to complete our tour of Mycenaean... 
    My son and I have been to Mycenae and the Menelaion near Sparta, so during a recent stay at Costa Navarino, we decided to visit the Palace of Nestor, in order to complete our tour of Mycenaean...  more »
  • King Nestor’s Palace Archeological dig is excellently preserved and covered. Do not miss the tomb which is separate from the palace. Glad we did not miss this. 
    King Nestor’s Palace Archeological dig is excellently preserved and covered. Do not miss the tomb which is separate from the palace. Glad we did not miss this.  more »
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  • Visit the Anactoro (Palace) of Nestor. Get the chills with the unique view and realizing that this is the place where Telemachus, Nestor and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey heroes lived and their story made history....
  • It is a bit smaller than most places, but they provide an incredible amount of historical detail

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