Beaches, monuments, of Messinia. Discover Messinia

Bouka beach

10min away from Ktima ioulia you can enjoy the sandy beach of Bouka. The Bouka is organized and has a wide variety of facilities - playground, basketball, tennis and football - while in the summer there is the possibility of water sports. beach bars and tavernas where you can enjoy your coffee, dinner and night out

Ancient Messini

Ancient Messini is one of the most significant ancient cities in terms of its size, structure and state of preservation and still has much to be discovered. Along with the sanctuaries and public buildings it has imposing fortifications, dwellings and burial sites. It has, amongst other things the rare advantage of never having been destroyed or covered by later settlements and sits in an unspoiled inland site in a natural Mediterranean environment. This natural environment combines the mountain grandeur of Delphi and the low riverside serenity of Olympia, the dominating bare limestone mass of Mount Ithome, the ancient acropolis and the low fertile plain spread below the ancient city.

Polilimnio Waterfalls

Polylimnio: a wonderful array of small lakes In the deep gullies of the ravine of the Mavri Limni (Black Lake) lies something very special. Polylimnio is a succession of tiered lakes. In a secluded setting lay 15 lakes, each a complete world in its own right, with its aquatic flora and fauna. With unusual names such as Black Lake, Little Heart, Italian, Kadi, Panagos, Stathoula and all of them are exquisitely beautiful. Along with gorges and waterfalls they create a unique green ensemble surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. The lakes are joined by successive waterfalls and lush shade. The most beautiful and largest are the Mavrolimni (Black Lake) and Kadi lakes which are fed by impressive waterfalls. Visit Polylimnio in the summer and follow the shaded pathways and dive into the cool waters. The path is made up of steps and rope barriers in the more difficult areas so this natural paradise is accessible to most visitors.

Voidokilia Beach

This natural bay is of unique beauty, fine white sand covers a wide area, from side to side of the beach. The water is calm, turquoise and exotic. On your left, as you look at the sea, you can see Paleocastro, on the base of which lies the cave of Nestor. Voidokilia is as remote as necessary to remain “authentic”. It is within the protected zone of Natura 2000 and you will not find there any organized activity... so take your own supplies and umbrella.