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Velika - Pilos - Methoni - Finikounta - Koroni

Trip Details

Trips inside Peloponissos
Date: Sun, 25/05/2003
Distance: 105 km
Motorcyclists: Manolis, Sakis, Panos
Photographers: Manolis
Authors: Manolis
Translators: Ada
Map: Trip map
Photographs: Link

Sightseeing map

After a few days of “inactivity”, we decided to make a trip to Peloponnese and more specifically in the prefecture of Messinia. This trip gave us the opportunity to welcome the third member that was added in our company… Manolis with BMW F650!!!
We started on Saturday, with no good weather, neither with the better forecasts for likely change later… but with very a huge appetite for adventure. Our destination was a region near the beach of Velikas (a village at the 20th km of Kalamata-Pylos, 280km from Athens) for overnight stay. We decided to drive in the north-western part of Peloponnese.
Therefore, we got started for Pylos (31 km. from Velikas). A traditional village with a graphic small port. It’s worth to visit the palaces of King Nestoras. We stopped for the morning coffee, as we did not have the time to have one when we woke up. Next stop Methoni (10km. from Pylos). Methoni is famous for the Venetian castle that is found there. We were astonished by the view from the walls of the castle. It’ worth the try…
Then we left for Koroni with intermediary stop at Finikounta (15km. from Methoni), a very beautiful coastal hamlet, with beautiful beach and a lot of people, mainly Germans.
Koroni (19 km. from Finikounta) is a coastal village that resembles more with a village of some island, with a very graphic small port, traditional taverns and beautiful beaches (Zagka, Memi). Don’t miss to visit the Venetian castle, which however does not reach the beauty and the size of the one at Messini.
Conclusion: if you decide to visit Messinia, we suggest doing so, as it combines amazingly sights to see, unique landscapes and enough good roads. In one hand the way is with turns and in most points relatively good paving surface, on the other hand the distances between the villages are small. That makes the trip interesting and amusing.