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Palace of Nestor

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Fascinating place

The recently reopened site following major renovations at great cost from European funds gives a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Palace of Nestor

The ruins of the Palace of Nestor are surrounded by olive trees, in the picturesque area of... read more

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Ethnki Odos Kiparissias Pylou, Chora, Pylos-Nestor 246 00, Greece
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All reviews car park archaeological site well worth a visit small museum trojan war elevated walkway entrance fee navarino bay information boards an amazing view greek history public transport entire site beehive tomb video room costa navarino excellent interpretation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The recently reopened site following major renovations at great cost from European funds gives a delightful insight to the site with many similarities to the Minoan civilisation on Crete

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins of the Palace of Nestor are surrounded by olive trees, in the picturesque area of Kalamata, famous for their delicious olives. It was interesting to see the information boards at various locations around the palace ruins, with images of how the castle looked...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Although there is little reconstruction, the raised walkway allows you to get a feel for the layout and size of the palace. Frequent artist reconstructions let you understand the excavations below. Did you know they had bathrooms in the Mycenaean times? The similarities in design...More

Thank PC_May
Reviewed 27 September 2018

While the site itself is just excavated foundations, the interpretation is the best I've seen in Greece. Likewise the video and interactive displays in the small museum.

Thank WanderingTao
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The recent roof and suspended platform is nearly as impressive as the palace itself. It works really well with excellent interpretation panels. There is a small museum on site that explains the process of the archeology and how Linear B was interpreted / discovered. This...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Recently restored and 'canopy-supported' the site constitutes one of the finest location cum edifice emblem in Greece. Seating on a natural moat overlooks the Navarino-Sphakteria Bay and has a perimetrical view, serene and olive grove elevated. Explanatory plaquettes with water colour reproductions of the building...More

Thank Bardangas
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

It seems no one bothers to visit this extraordinary palace. Nestor died at 104 years old and there is his bath. The step is now thought (by an aging archaeologist) to be his step into the bath step for an aging body! The panels and...More

Thank moo50
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The recent restoration and the new protection structure will keep this fabulous palace of kings Neleus and Nestor readable and understandable for many generations of students and visitors. Perfectly included in a stunning landscape watching the sea, the Nestor’s villa provides a deep knowledge of...More

Thank furio2017
Reviewed 14 August 2018

It's quite a small site that is under cover and costs 6 euros each. As you walk round the elevated walkways there are boards telling you everything you need to know. You get great views looking across to Voidokilia Beach. There is a very small...More

Thank lynnh311
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was the home of Homer’s Mycenaen King Nestor - "the old and the wise". In those days to be old was a rarity so Nestor was treated with great respect on the basis he must be wise at that age. Actually there is no...More

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