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Pylos is a town located on the western coast of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. It is situated in the southwestern part of the Messenia region, about 10 miles from the Ionian Sea. Pylos has a population of about 4,000 people and is the seat of the municipality of Pylos-Nestoras.

The town is well-known for its rich history, which dates back to the Mycenaean period. Pylos is home to the ancient site of Nestor’s Palace, which was built in the 13th century BC. It was here that King Nestor of Pylos welcomed Odysseus and his crew during their journey home from the Trojan War. The palace was destroyed by fire in the 11th century BC, but the ruins still remain and are protected by the Greek government.

Pylos is also home to the Castle of Pylos, which was built in the 16th century by the Venetians. It was used to defend the city from the Ottomans during the Greek War of Independence in the 19th century. The castle is now open to the public and is a popular tourist attraction.

Pylos is a picturesque town with a stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. The town is surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, and pine forests, and is a popular destination for tourists. There are many activities to enjoy in the area, including swimming, sailing, fishing, and hiking. There are also several archaeological sites to explore, including the ruins of Nestor’s Palace.

Pylos is a charming town with a rich history and a beautiful landscape. It is a great destination for those looking to explore the ancient ruins and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Peloponnese.

Excursion tips for a day in Pylos

Pylos in Greece is a great destination for tourists looking for a variety of activities. Here is a list of things to do in Pylos in one day:

1. Visit the Castle of Niokastro, one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Greece.
2. Explore the archaeological site of Nestor’s Palace, home of the mythical King Nestor of Homer’s Iliad.
3. Take a boat tour of the bay of Navarino, with its stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
4. Enjoy a swim in Voidokilia Beach, a beautiful and tranquil beach with white sand and crystal-clear waters.
5. Visit the nearby town of Methoni and take a stroll through its picturesque streets.
6. Sample the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the area.
7. Go on a guided tour of the nearby village of Finikounda and its surrounding countryside.
8. Take a hike in the nearby Pylos National Park and explore its stunning landscapes.
9. Visit the archaeological museum of Pylos and learn about the history of the area.
10. Visit the nearby island of Sfaktiria, where you can explore its quaint fishing villages.

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The climate in Pylos

Pylos in Greece is a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In summer temperatures can reach up to 30°C and the sun shines for long hours. Spring is usually mild and warm, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. Autumn is generally cooler and wetter, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C. In winter temperatures can drop below 10°C and the area experiences a lot of rainfall.

Cruise weather for Pylos

Our weather forecast for Pylos helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 38.0 °C
min: 22 °C
18.4 m/s
29.9 m/s
4.0 %
19.4 m
59.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 34.2 °C
min: 27.8 °C
13.3 m/s
25.9 m/s
8.0 %
24.1 m
54.6 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 34.5 °C
min: 27.9 °C
15.8 m/s
30.2 m/s
10.3 %
24.1 m
43.1 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 32.6 °C
min: 27 °C
9.0 m/s
18.5 m/s
9.9 %
24.1 m
57.2 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 25.8 °C
21.6 m/s
36.7 m/s
22.5 %
24.1 m
80.5 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 34.3 °C
min: 24.4 °C
18.0 m/s
28.4 m/s
2.0 %
24.1 m
50.9 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 22.5 °C
22.3 m/s
24.4 m/s
4.4 %
23.1 m
70.5 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 22.1 °C
21.2 m/s
31.0 m/s
2.9 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 22.3 °C
23.0 m/s
35.3 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
70.9 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 21.5 °C
17.3 m/s
32.0 m/s
23.9 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 21.5 °C
15.8 m/s
14.0 m/s
0.9 %
24.1 m
61.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 23.1 °C
15.5 m/s
15.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
58.1 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 34.6 °C
min: 23.1 °C
18.0 m/s
22.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
48.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 37.2 °C
min: 25.7 °C
18.0 m/s
30.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
29.8 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 36.0 °C
min: 26 °C
17.6 m/s
21.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
31.6 %
1,009 hPa

Cruises to Pylos

Would you like to travel to Pylos on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Pylos.

Scheduled ship calls in Pylos, Greece
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 LE BOUGAINVILLE 08:00 am 11:30 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 LE PONANT 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Sep. 2024 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 22nd 2024 Tuesday, 22nd of Oct. 2024 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 MS Europa 09:00 am 06:00 pm
May 7th 2025 Wednesday, 7th of May 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 21st 2025 Monday, 21st of Jul. 2025 LE PONANT 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Oct. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Oct. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am

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