Built on the hill above Pylos,literally on the sea,on the south side we can admire the castle which is considered to be one of the best saved fortification constructions in our days.
It was built in the 16th century by the Ottoman Turks,later passed to the Venetian rule until the revolution and liberation of Greece in 1821
Its imposing construction testifies its importance to the occasional conquerors due to great strategic importance of the fortress.St. Anthony, St. Patrick and St Agnes are composing the lower towers ,as one could admire the church of the Transfiguration of the Saver,which used to be an Ottoman mosque, during the period of the second Venetian dominance .
If you decide to visit it is adviced to do it in the morning hours as the archaeological sites close at 3:00 at noon.