Messinia, Southwest Peloponnese has endless sandy coasts, rocky coves and some of the clearest and cleanest seas in Greece. There are fertile valleys, olive and cypress trees, aromatic citrus groves and imposing mountains for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers alike. You can enjoy many activities; swimming, sunbathing, fishing, snorkelling, sailing, walking, climbing, turtle spotting, olive picking, wild flowers, horse riding, cycling and bird watching.
Continue a further 8km towards Gialova to Voidokilia beach and Divari lagoon.
Voidokilia beach and the nearby lakes are exceptional and of interest to nature and wildlife enthusiasts, bird watchers and photographers.
Divari lagoon is a protected wildlife sanctuary and the most important southern migratory birds station in the Balkans. There are many species of birds (including flamingos) which can be viewed from the many paths and nature trails around the lakes.
Head north from the villa, towards capital city Kalamata and within 45 minutes you reach the delightful village Mavromati with it's refreshing waterfalls, overlooking the scattered ruins of Ancient Messini. According to myth; Zeus was actually born here, not on Crete.
Parts of the ancient site have not been excavated yet but there is an impressive Doric temple and a well preserved assembly hall with a beautiful Roman floor. The stadium which was used to stage contests in honour of Zeus remains largely intact.