Its imposing size and elegant architecture make it one of the impressive castles of Messinia.
It was built during the Byzantine period,in the 13th century ,by the Venetians and is among the few ones which in its interior are still preserved houses and temples.
A scenic route through cobbled streets will lead you to the main gate. Inside you will find carved tombs, underground cisterns, the octagonal tower constructed by the Ottomans, the church of Agia Sophia built in the 12th century and Agios Charalambos originally built by the Ottomans as a mosque but today serves as an Orthodox church.
If you found the tour, to the only castle in Greece ,which continues to be inhabited until today,just interesting ,wait till you reach the plateau of the castle which will take your breath away with its breathtaking view of the whole Messenian Bay and the peaks of the Mount Taygetus in the backround.