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Address: Voidokilia Beach | Petrochori, Pylos, Pylos-Nestor 240 01, Greece

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Not much to see but a great climb and wonderful views

We accessed the cave from Voidokhilia Bay and it took us about 15 minutes to climb up. I guess you could run up and down but the path is very uneven and quite worn in places with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2015
Robin W
Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

We accessed the cave from Voidokhilia Bay and it took us about 15 minutes to climb up. I guess you could run up and down but the path is very uneven and quite worn in places with only tree roots to stop you from sliding. The cave is not much to look at but interesting if you believe the tale... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Nestors cave is located in the rocks at the west end of Voidakilia beach. To reach the cave you climb the dunes, follow the obvious paths to the edge of the woods and then scramble through the rock woods up to the cave. The path is fairly obvious. I suspect many will be a little disappointed by the empty but... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

If you are in the area the walk up to the cave is worth doing. The actual cave is large but not particularly interesting. It is not one that needs a torch or exploring. It is well worth scrambling on up the path to the castle above - the views are stunning.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

The scaling requires a straight up sand dune, a meander through a gentle uphill meadow (full of bloom in May) and a crazy, low-bough forest trail. The cave is huge. It would be great to have a good lamb and to explore. Definitely cooler than the outside temp. If you want an even greater view, scale the ramparts--all the way... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

You should be aware that Nestor's Cave is located in an area that is prohibited because of falling rocks. But the drive to the end of Voikokilia is well worth the view and lovely beaches. At the end of the road, you can still walk up the hill to the left for a stunning view. There you can go up... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Sandy beach. Maybe the best in the wider area. A closed bay with opening toads the west. West winds affect it. Access though a narrow paved road. Carefully driving required.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

If you are within 200-miles of this part of Greece, you must visit Voidokilia Beach! This is the best beach on the planet! While on the beach, you can escape the sun by taking a short and easy hike up the hillside to Nestor's Cave. Our high school son, and self-proclaimed tour guide taught us that according to legend, this... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

This is a large and deep cave, where Hermes hide the oxes he stole from his brother Apollo according to the myth (giving Voidokilia beach its name, because in Greek "voidi" is the ox and "kilia" is belly). You need 20' to climb up there from the beach, not very easy, but worth it for the view!

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Nestor's Cave is on the slopes of the medieval castle of Navarino above one of the finest beaches in Greece at Voidokoilia Bay. The Roman traveller Pausanias identified it already in the 2nd c. A.D. as the cave in which Homer's King Nestor kept his cattle.

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

This is really just a natural cave, which contains relatively little of interest apart from the odd bad and the pool at the back. It is poorly lit so worth taking a torch up there. Legend has it that the ancient King Nestor kept his cattle in this cave, though there's no indication of this in the cave itself. From... More 

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