Gentle winds carrying hints of rosemary and pine across olive groves, waves lapping on the shores of sandy coves, nature reserves that are home to protected marine species and diverse bird populations, valleys that have been home to farmers and kings, Mycenaean palaces and medieval villages for over 4,500 years

Messinia doesn’t hide its age; it’s full of significant archaeological sites. A place so steeped in history that it offers residents and visitors alike a greater understanding of the continuity of time and the importance of fundamental human values. The combination of landscapes, stories and landmarks, such as the amazingly well-preserved ancient city of Messene, makes for experiences that expand beyond sightseeing; it fascinates adults, fires the imagination of children and encourages a more philosophical approach to life itself.