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Methoni Castle, Methoni

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The Castle of Methoni is a medieval fortification in the port town of Methoni, Messenia, in southwestern Greece. The castle of Methoni occupies the whole area of the cape and the southwestern coast to the small islet that has also been fortified with an octagonal tower and is protected by the sea on its three sides. Its north part, the one that looks to land, is covered by a heavily fortified acropolis. A deep moat separates the castle from the land and communication was achieved by a wooden bridge. The Venetians built on the ancient battlements and added on and repaired it during both periods that they occupied the castle.
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  • This must be the best, most spectacular castle I have ever visited. It really is extensive with some stunning views and the bourtzi part is great too. It's only €3 entry but I do think it would... 
    This must be the best, most spectacular castle I have ever visited. It really is extensive with some stunning views and the bourtzi part is great too. It's only €3 entry but I do think it would...  more »
  • The caste is absolutely beautiful and you feel like you are travelling in time. It is a very affordable attraction, only 3 euros and you get to see how the locals and other people from across Europe.....  more
    The caste is absolutely beautiful and you feel like you are travelling in time. It is a very affordable attraction, only 3 euros and you get to see how the locals and other people from across Europe.....  more »
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  • The castle is large with walls that are well preserved. There is not much left in the inside of the castle to see but there are two gems that are a must see. The first is the entrance to the castle which features an enormous moat once filled with seawater. The other is the small tower built on a rocky islet called the Bourtzi. Joined by a causeway to the main castle through the South Gate which is also well preserved. The castle is right next to the public beach that offers free parking.
  • Absolutely worth the visit, beautiful grounds and so much history. Be sure to wear proper footwear with rubber soles (we had a family member slip on the stones) and when walking through the fields to the different buildings it's nice to have closed toed shoes. Also remember to bring water as there isn't a place to purchase within the castle area. As well the public washrooms are next to the parking lot before you enter the grounds. There is a fabulous restaurant just a 4 min walk from the castle parking lot called Nikos Taverna, great authentic food and reasonably priced.

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