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Trifylia Province

The center of the homeric kingdom of Nestor. Read more »

Messene Province

The fertile hinterland of Messenia and the capital of the Messenian state. Read more »

Pylia Province

Tholos tombs and great castles in a unique landscape.

Red-figure pelike (wine jug) depicting two male figures facing one another, from a chamber tomb. 
Nichoria, Karpofora.
5th c. B.C.

Antiquities from ancient Koroni are displayed in this section, i.e. today's Petalidi, from the sanctuary of Apollo Kory(n)thos at Aghios Andreas, Logga, and from the Mycenaean tholos tombs at Platanovrysi, Chandrino, Koukounara, Kremmydia and Soulinary.

The impressive late Roman mosaic floor from Charakopio in Koroni occupies a prominent place among them. The Early Christian items (sculptures, vases, coins) from Koroni, Methoni, Petalidi, Achladochori, Logga, complement and corroborate the testimonies provided by the remains of the basilicas, as well as the rock-hewn cemetery of Saint Onouphrios, near Methoni, concerning the existence of prosperous communities in the area.

A Latin inscription from Koroni and a coin hoard invoke the Frankish past of Pylia, while a limited number of exhibits, most notably a coin thesaurus from Sphakteria, document the Venetian rule in Pylia, with Methoni and Koroni as the most important centres.

Figurine of a deer. Its base was used as a seal stamp. 
Nichoria. Settlement.
11th-10th c. B.C.

The section of Nichoria, an important area, which belonged to the domain of Nestor during the peak of the Palace develops to the North. The section of Nichoria comprises three units. The first is dedicated to the rich offerings of the royal Mycenaean tholos tomb, the second to the settlement with the characteristic antiquities from the everyday life, while the third presents antiquities from the everyday life, while the third presents antiquities from the Rizomylo-Karpofora grave clusters, dating from the Mycenaean, Geometric and Classical times. Finally, coins and small artefacts from the early Christian and particularly from the Byzantine period are also featured in this section.

The western part of Pylia, with the gorgeous long beach and the turbulent historical past, is represented by the prehistoric antiquities of the Voidokoilia Bay and the offerings from the Mycenaean graves at Tragana and Pyla. The continuity of life in the area is revealed by the antiquities in the large Hellenistic cemetery at Divari in Ghialova, as well as the graves of athletes, from the same period, which were discovered in the burial tumulus at Tsopani Rachi.

Pylia's photo gallery

Kalamata Province

Antiquity and Byzantium in the shadow of Mount Tayghetos. Read more »

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