With an area of approximately 93 acres, the castle of Methoni was built in 1209 by the Venetians on a rock that juts into the sea and is separated from the land by an artificial moat and is one of the most imposing castles in Greece.
Among the most impressive parts of the castle are the bridge that connects it to the mainland and its gate decorated with reliefs. The stone bridge of fourteen arches was built over the moat by the technicians of the Expedition scientifique de Moree, accompanying General Maison, in 1828.
Inside the Castle of Methoni are preserved ruins of the houses in which the Venetian lords lived during the heyday, the paved road that led to the Sea Gate, the ruins of a Turkish bath, the Byzantine church of Agia Sophia, near which was found a slab with Latin letters (dating to 1714) and many more wonderful architectural exhibits.
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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.
Daily: 08:30 – 15:30