The Aqueduct of Pilos

The Aqueduct of Pilos, the construction of which is dated back to the 16th century, was built by the Turks to cover the water needs of Niokastro.

Most of evidence that are currently available concerning the Aqueduct of Pilos, come from the travelers who have visited the area several times. In fact, there are two aqueducts which meet in the last section.

The first Aqueduct that was also the oldest one, was carrying water from “Palaio Nero” (Old Water), southeast of the castle, in a clay pipe. The second Aqueduct that was built a little later, was more impressively constructed and was carrying water through a channel that started from the sources “Koumpe”, at the village Chandrinos, 15 km northeast of the Castle.

This later built piece of the Aqueduct of Pilos passes from small streams and torrents of the region and eventually ends at “Kamares” in the outskirts of Pilos. The Aqueduct of Pylos was one of the most important public works of the Ottoman administration in Messinia.