Messinia - Natural Attractions

  • The ope of Methoni

    The ope of Methoni, the sea area between it and the island of Sapienza, is under protection thanks to the natural environment, but also for the shipwrecks under the sea.

  • Polylimnio

    Polylimnio is near the village of Charavgi and is situated 32 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Gorge of Viros

    Gorge of Viros in western Taygetos offers breathtaking routes in firs, pines, cedars, walnut trees and cypresses.

  • Gorge of Rintomo

    The gorge of Rintomo starts from the ridges of the Taygetos from Neraidovouna at 2031 meters and ends at the shore of Santova in the Messinian Bay.

  • Gorge of Fonea

    The gorge of Fonea or of Noupanti starts from the monastery of Vaidenitsa in Western Mani and ends at the beach of Fonea in the Messinian Bay with length of 6750m.

  • Gialova Lagoon

    The Gialova lagoon is one of the most important wetlands in Europe, with hundreds of migratory birds stopping there in spring and in autumn.

  • Cave of Lycurgus

    Cave of Lycurgus is located in Messnian Mani in Doloi. The entrance is accessible only for speleologists and it requires proper equipment.

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