Silversea Luxury Cruises A Pylos

Also called Navarino, this attractive port on the Peleponnese peninsula east of Athens contains a 13th-century BC Mycenaean castle, home of Homer’s King Nestor. It was the site of the maritime battle between Athens and Sparta in 425 BC and was under Ottoman rule from the 15th through the first half of the 19th-century, when the bay was again the site of a marine battle known as the Battle of Navarino. View more

Pier Information The ship is scheduled to dock at the Navarino Pier at Pylos, just 100 meters from the town. Taxis are available close to the gangway of the ship. Shopping The town center is 100 meters away from port and guests can find local produce such as olive oil, olives, honey and ceramics. There are a few souvenir shops. The local currency is the euro. Cuisine Guests can try local Greek cuisine at the small restaurants and enjoy traditional friendly atmosphere by the seaside. Other Sites King Nestor’s Ancient Palace The palace area is the largest of its kind in mainland Greece. Admire the room where the queen took her bath as well as the remains of what must have been a magnificent throne room with a huge hearth in its middle. Since the majority of the roofs and walls were constructed out of wood and stone, today only the stone remains. Even so, the palace remains an impressive example of ancient Greek antiquity. Chora Archaeological Museum Exhibits at the museum include remains from the Mycenaean period including, earthenware, weaponry, tool and jewelry. The museum also exhibits finds from King Nestor’s palace, such as parts of frescoes from the castle’s walls and earth tablets written in linear B, an ancient language that has yet to be deciphered. Niokastro Castle The castle was initially built by the Turks in 1573. It was used as a replenishing station and due to its strategic importance it quickly became one of the major castles in the Peloponnese during the Turkish occupation. It was captured by the Venetians in 1686 but was recaptured by the Turks some years later. Niocastro is one of the most well preserved castles in Greece and today; it houses the centre for the underwater archaeological department. Private arrangements for independent sightseeing may be requested through the Tour Office on board.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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