Stay in Ulysses hotel and discover some of Greece’s most beautiful beaches and archaeological sites, like the castle of Methoni, Finikounda and Voidokilia beach, Sapientza island, Gialova wetland, Polilimnio waterfalls and Nestor Palace !
Castle of Methoni - 100 m
Methoni's castle is just a 2 minute walk from Ulysses hotel. Plan on spending several hours to tour this fortress. Spectacular views and emotional scenery ! Absolutely breathtaking ! You should definitely visit it !
Voidokilia - 25 km
Voidokilia has been voted as one of the best beaches in the whole Meditarranean. In the shape of the Greek letter omega (Ω), its sand forms a semicircular strip of dunes. The land facing side of the strip of dunes is Gialova Lagoon, and important bird habitat. The beach has been named "A Place of Particular Natural Beauty" and it is considered a protected area hosting 258 species of birds out of which the 79 are included in the "Red Book" (species under threat of extinction). The beach is presumed to be Homer's "sandy Pylos" where Telemachus was welcomed by King Nestor when searching for his father, Odysseus. According to myth, Nestor's Cave is where Hermes hid the cattle stolen from Apollo.
Finikounda - 9 km
Finikounda has been built right at the point where the beach ends, offering a spectacular view. The seafront is full of traditional taverns serving fresh fish caught by local fishermen. The guest is offered the possibility to explore several water sport activities such as windsurfing, sailing or mountain biking. The road from Methoni to Finikounda, offering the visitor a seaside route of unique attraction. Lambes and Mavrovouni are two very beautiful beaches, you should definitely visit !
Castle of Methoni / view from the hill - 700 m
There are many points in Methoni offering a fabulous view of the village. Whether you want to relax, explore enjoy watersports, browse around the gift shops, sail, swim or sunbathe - there is something waiting for you in Methoni !
Village and Castle of Methoni - 100 m
Homer called Methoni "rich in vines" and tradition maintains that the village is so called because the donkeys (oni) carrying its wine used to get drunk (metho) from the heavy aroma. Homer also mentioned that Methoni was one of the seven cities that Agamemnon offered Achilles in order to alleviate his anger.
The village of Methoni is built in an amphitheatre. Its old houses with their traditional iron balconies shelter behind the fortress.
Kritika beach - 1 km
The east end of Methoni beach, known as "Kritika", is the ideal spot to swim and have a refreshing drink while you enjoy the Ionian sunset.
Sapientza island - 5 km
These secluded beaches, just across the bay from Methoni can only be accessed by boat. The islands of Sapientza, Agia Marina, and Schiza are inhabited by pheasants, partridges, wild goats and she eps. Not far away from the island of Sapienza there is the deepest point of the Mediterranean sea, with a depth of 5,121 meters. Boat trips around these islands can be taken daily.
Nestor Palace - 28 km
King Nestor (13th century BC) was one of the Achaean chieftains who, according to the Iliad, went with his fleet of 90 black ships to Troy to wrest Menelaus' wife Helen back from Paris, and was one of the few to return safely. He is described by Homer as wise, a peacemaker, and is said to have lived to over a hundred. His palace has a stunning view to the Ionian sea and it is the best preserved Mycenaean Greek palace discovered.
Polilimnio Waterfalls - 28 km
These beautiful waterfalls are just a 35 minute drive from Ulysses hotel. Plilimnio is made up a series of waterfalls and deep pools running down a picturesque gorge. A perfect place to visit during the summer heat to cool down and refresh in the crisp mountain water.
Methoni Beach - 100 m
Methoni's beautiful sandy beach is just a 2 minute walk from the hotel and is overlooked to the west by the maginificent Venetian fort. It has been awarded with the "Blue Flag" and is ideal for families.