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Palace of Nestor

Just 14 kilometers from Pylos, in the village of Chora you will find the most well-preserved Mycenaean palace!

The palace was built in the 13th century BC. from King Nestor himself, the son of Niles.

According to the Homeric epics, Nestor led Pylos to the Trojan War with 90 ships and is presented by Homer as a wise old man, whose opinion the Achaeans always respected.

*Extra info: Nestor’s Palace was so famous from the past that the first searches for its location were already started in 1888 by Heinrich Schliemann, who, however, failed to locate it.

In 1939, however, Konstantinos Kourouniotis, not only did intensive excavations to locate it, he did not stop until he succeeded.

From the excavations of Constantine, more than a thousand tablets from the archive of Nestor’s palace came to light, with texts in Linear B, which were deciphered in 1952 by Michael Ventris, an architect, and John Chadwick, a linguist.


2763031437 (Original site)
2721063100 (EFA Messinia)

Ticket Prices

Whole: €6
Reduced: €3
Single Ticket: €15 – Duration 3 days, and valid for: Nestor’s Palace, Archaeological Museum of Messinia, Archaeological Museum of Chora, Kalamata Castle, Methoni Castle, Pylos Castle (Niokastro), Troupakidon – Mourtzinon Fortress Complex.

Opening Hours

Daily: 08:00 – 20:00
Tuesday: CLOSED

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