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Short-distance destinations you can visit with tourist and historical value are :


Castle of Koroni

Castle of Koroni, dated between 6th and 7th century A.C. is a sample of Venetian fortress architecture. It belongs to castle category which includes buildings and temples. Saint Charalampos and Saint Sophie’s churches are inside it. The former is an Old Catholic church which was transformed into a mosque during the Turkish occupation but now is run as Orthodox Church.


Monastery of Koroni

The Mercy Madonna is Koroni’s protector. All inhabitants honor it and many believers assemble to the temple to embrace its icon yearly. According to residents, many miracles have been performed with the help of Mercy Madonna.
Her icon was found on 22th January 1987 after continuous dreams of a villager named Maria Stathaki. On the rock cliff where the icon was found, two other icons were also found, one with Jesus and another showing evangelist Lukas. These foundlings awed native people.
The temple was built around the place where icons were discovered and it needed 3 years to be completed. Its inauguration took place on 26th December 1900.


Castle of Methoni

This castle is one of the most important castles in Greece regarding the fortification technique. It is an excellent example of castle community, expanded alongside the northwest area of Peloponnese and including a physical port. This port was used as station for pilgrims who traveled towards Holy Land and for bulk carriers that traveled from West to East. The Castle of Methoni is estimated during the period of first Venetian occupation (13th-15th century A.C.) when it also flourished.


King Nestor’s Palace

The Mycenaean Palace of Upper Eglianos, is mainly known as King Nestor’s Palace and it is the only Mycenaean palace that is preserved in such good condition till nowadays. The palace located at northern suburbs of Pylos area in Messenia and it is included among the most important monuments of Mycenaean Greece. It was built in 13th century B.C. by King Nestor, Peleus’s son who participated in Troy war with ninety ships and made Pylos the second most important city of Mycenaean people after Mycenae.



It belongs to Municipality of Voufrades and it is approximately 15km far from Agios Andreas village. The canyon of Polilimnio consists of lakes and a fall. Walking alongside a small footpath for 5 minutes and crossing throughout dense vegetation along with wooden bridges, visitors find a hidden paradise consisted of lakes vineyards  and a fall surrounded by olive oils. There are 15 lakes having strange names such as: “Mavrolimna”, “Kadi”, “Kadoula”, “lucky’s lake”, “italian’s lake”, “panagou”, “stathoulas”, which were well hidden for several years to public. They recently become known and many nature laovers visit them yearly. During summer time, there are many people who prefer swimming to cool waters of Polulimnio’s lakes. The fall offers a unique experience to everyone who approaches it, however, some people love diving into the deep cool lake waters.