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Palace of Nestor

Ethnki Odos Kiparissias Pylou, Chora, Pylos-Nestor 246 00, Greece
+30 2763 031437
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Well presented ruin

We are traveling Greece studying ancient civilizations. Knossos on Crete was vast and bits of it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Splendour on the Ridge

Took three years to finally view this site. Amazing !!! Well worth the wait.Viewing structure very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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1 week ago
“Well presented ruin”
17 May 2017
“Mythical palace on Epano Eglianos.”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ethnki Odos Kiparissias Pylou, Chora, Pylos-Nestor 246 00, Greece
+30 2763 031437
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are traveling Greece studying ancient civilizations. Knossos on Crete was vast and bits of it are Imaginatively reconstructed. Nestor's is never higher than a Meyer off the ground. Despite watercolor illustrations it is much more difficult to comprehend. The tholos tomb though empty is...More

Thank 600JohnD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took three years to finally view this site. Amazing !!! Well worth the wait.Viewing structure very impressive.Only negative is there is no written information to complement the viewing of the site.

Thank 90stan26
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Only a few km from Chora, on the hill of Epano Eglianos, is the ancient mysterious Palace of Nestor. After three years of restoration, it finally reopened in 2016. Under a huge protective tent lies that remained from the once two story palace, overlooking the...More

1  Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The Greek government really did an excellent job in preserving this site and making it easy to get around and understand what you are viewing

Thank Robert315
Reviewed 5 May 2017

After almost 3 years of closure, this Mycenaean masterpiece has reopened and is well worth a visit. There is now a video room which illustrates how the original palace would have looked.Previously, unless you had investigated the site, it often seemed confusing with the lack...More

Thank Martha186225
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A stunning structure that ( with good shoes) is worth walking around. Fabulous graves, incredible artifacts found ( can see in museum -PYLOS) Large rooms, reopened in 2016. This site was re- discovered in the '30s by an American archeologist. It must have been exciting....More

1  Thank rhamba k
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a triumph of 21st century engineering backed by EU cash - but - although it will be popular with tours for its toilets and accessibility - remains a poor display of what should be an iconic site. Nestor turns in his grave at...More

2  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 29 September 2016

For the last three times I’d visited the site I had to be content with peering through the fence. Large sums of money have been spent on protecting the site under a vast curved roof. There is a very clever walkway over the palace so...More

3  Thank Hippocleides
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nestor's palace was very beautiful with a protective dome. Really convenient during very hot days, cause you can take your time visiting under the shade. Though it was a small site compared to the rest I've seen so far (Knossos, Olympia, Messini), the ruins were...More

1  Thank Tali G
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This has just re-opened after a length closure during which a roof was built over the complex. You walk around on an elevated walkway and handy boards tell you what you're looking at. There isn't a huge amount to see but you have to remember...More

2  Thank rosiefromlondon
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what times is the palace open in 2017?
12 May 2017|
Response from Martha186225 | Reviewed this property |
Opens at 9am till 3pm.