Messinia will take your breath away with its diversity. From Ancient Greek history to its vast olive groves, green valleys, mountains, gorges and coves. Numerous small or long sandy beaches, small mountainous cliff-hanging villages with breathtaking views that hide beautiful gorges and waterfalls.
Messinia is home to Voidokilia Cove (pictured above) which is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, but maybe also in the Mediterranean Sea.
Voidokilia is hidden behind sand dunes, which seem to be protecting its secret of magic beauty. The beach of outstanding beauty lies beneath the Old Frankish castle (Paliokastro) and the cave of King Nestor, the ancient King of Pylos, who according to legend, used this cave as a haven for his cattle.
From Voidokilia beach you can pass onto the lagoon of Gialova through a natural path to observe the lagoon’s bird life, and the fascinating world of one of Europe’s most important wetlands. To swim here is a must in anyones life time!!!
South east of Messinia, between the Ionian Sea and the Messinian Gulf, we meet the picturesque town of Methoni with its ancient castle. A place which used to be one of the most important routes in the maritime history of the Mediterranean.
Waterfalls of Neda
In central Messinia well hidden among the hills is the gorge of Neda. This is a small green paradise that mother nature has provided, with waterfalls where their streams create consecutive ponds and more waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery and flora.