Messini is situated in the south western part of the Pelopponese peninsula. In this fertile landscape, bordered with clean turquise waters, one can find quite a couple of interesting spots to visit. In the hills, near the vestern coast there is The Palace of Nestor, hero from Iliad, vise advisor of the Greeks.
Farther inland, in the north of the town of Messini is Ancient Messini. Founded by Epaminonda Theban genelal, in 4th centuary BC to sustain the expansion of Sparta, it was deserted for a long time, to which fact one can link good state of preservation of buildings, especially the city walls till today.
In the south, on western and eaestern side of the Messini Penninsula, There are two Venetian fortresses, Methoni and Koroni, the "Eyes of Venice". Once, they garded maritime routh from Venice, to the Holy land, and now, they are sleepy coastal towns, ideal for peacefull holidays, and a good basis for exploring the surroundings.