Messinia : the best holiday destination for Nature Lovers


he Messinian prefecture is unique in the world. It has been blessed with a large number of natural wonders, many of which have not yet been discovered. The beauty and quality of its landscape is something that has attracted tourists from all over the world, making it one of the most visited regions in Greece. Messinia is the perfect destination for nature lovers. Its lush green forests, beautiful beaches and many hiking trails are waiting for you to explore!


Voidokilia Beach

Voidokilia Beach is a popular tourist destination located in the south of Messinia. It is the ideal place for families, as it offers great facilities and activities that are suitable for all ages. The golden sand stretches out over 2 kilometers (1 mile) with crystal clear waters that are ideal for swimming, sunbathing or water sports like boating or windsurfing. This beach has been rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The golden sand and turquoise waters are stunningly beautiful, and the setting is perfect for relaxing on a warm day.


Polilimnio waterfalls is a natural monument of the European Union, and it is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Greece. The gorge was formed by torrents that flowed from Mount Taygetos and carved out their way through hills of limestone rock. It has many waterfalls, lakes and caves that you can visit during your trip to Messinia.

If you’re looking for a place to cool off in nature, Polylimnio waterfalls is the place to be. They’re called waterfalls because they are surrounded by lush greenery and a stream flows through them, but they are an amazing sight to behold.

There are three main waterfalls that you can visit, and each has its own unique charm. A lush forest surrounds the waterfalls, and there are plenty of hiking trails that you can explore.

Polilimnio means “many lakes” in Greek language because there are many lakes inside this natural wonderland where you can lose track of time while enjoying its beauty!

Gialova Lagoon

Gialova Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Greece and one of the most important wetlands in Europe. It is definitely worth going from there as you may see protected species, endemic plants, rare reptiles and some of the 270 species of birds that pass through Gialova on their migration route.

It is located 7 km north of Pylos, between the settlement of  Gialova and the bay of Voidokilia. The lagoon of  Gialova is also known as Divari (from the Latin word vivarium, meaning “fish farm”), with the greatest depth not exceeding 4 metres.

As a birdwatching destination, it is now one of the best spots in Greece. More than 200 species have been recorded here, including rare birds such as herons, cormorants, cormorants, kingfishers, flamingos and kingfishers. Numerous mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish have their habitat here; most notably the African chameleon (an endangered species).


The Messinia region is known for its beautiful beaches and natural beauty. The area is also home to some of the best food, culture and history in all of Greece. You will find yourself mesmerized by this region’s charm as soon as you arrive! Messinia is a place that can inspire you, filling you with ideas and emotions. It is a place of natural images and landscapes where you can lose track of time.

The rich history, the beautiful beaches and the unique landscape makes Messinia one of the best holiday destinations for nature lovers.