Wine tourism in Ilia and Messinia


Wine tourism in Ilia and Messinia is particularly appealing where the vineyards of Ilia and Messinia produce the PGI Ilia and PGI Messinia wines. Ilia was the setting of the ancient Olympic Games, which took place in ancient Olympia and where the archaeological museum and the History of the Olympic Games Museum are particularly noteworthy. Other points of interest in Ilia include ancient Elis, ancient Alipheira, Bassae, where the Temple of Apollo Epicurius is located, the Chlemoutsi Castle in Kyllini, the Folk Museum of Andritsaina, Lake Kaiafa and the Foloi oak forest. Messinia is a continually developing tourism destination and its points of interest include Christianoupoli, the Mycenaean Palace of Nestor in Ano Englianos, Pylos with Voidokilia and Niokastro, the castle of Methoni, ancient Messene and its small museum, ancient Thouria, Kalamata and the Archaeological Museum of Messinia, and the region of western Mani.