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Address: Ethnki Odos Kiparissias Pylou, Chora, Pylos-Nestor 246 00, Greece
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
Tali G
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 what has been done to his palace!

1 Thank Bill M
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 that visitors can imagine they are looking down on everyday life from the first floor... More 

2 Thank Hippocleides
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 very visible/ accessible and very well signalized historic information. The ancient Greeks knew how to... More 

1 Thank Tali G
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151 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 how old it is - Nestor was around at the same time as Moses. And... More 

2 Thank rosiefromlondon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

It has been 17 years since my last visit to Nestor's Palace and I was pleased to find that this has been worked on further with improved visitor facilities. A lift is available to those who cannot manage the stairs to the viewing platform. Displays around in English and Greek show how the rooms would have looked. The site was... More 

Thank Lynn G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

fantastic site in an amazing spot viewing a large area of coast below. Well organised visitor centre.

Thank Andrew V
Genoa, Italy
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106 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Recently restored, you visit the site under a tent (good, because protect you from sun) walking on an aerial path (good, because allows you to see all the site at a glance). Several tables along the path explain destination of various rooms of the palace. Beautiful views all around. Is certainly worth a stop.

Thank Gianni_Luciani
New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This historic site is just along the road from Pylos going north , just before Chora, so no detour needed. A walking bridge above the palace ( accessible for wheelchairs ) allows you a very good overview of the palace, whilst still being able to see details below, such as the famous bath of Nestor, decorations on floor etc. Don't... More 

Thank Al M
Περιοχή Θεσσαλονίκης, Ελλάδα
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

It is certainly worth a visit considering that is one of the biggest palaces of ancient greece (1200b.c.) . It is a small tour and you can see the entire structure in 30 minutes . Dont forget to visit the information kiosk at the entrance where you can see detailed digital recunstraction of the bulding . Free parking is avaliable... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

After a three year restoration, the architecturally impressive canopy that covers this amazing ancient ruin allows you to walk over the top of it and look down. An innovative solution to preserving such an important site. It had only been opened 2 weeks when we visited, but there were no proper signs - so we missed the small, but well... More 

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