Vounaria is a coastal settlement, 8,5 kilometers from Koroni. Almost all the village houses are traditional, brick built with balconies and roof tiles. Every year, the procedure of pottery making in a traditional wood - kiln revives, since many of its inhabitants are considered to be great pottery craftsmen.
During antiquity, on the top of the mountain there was the temple of Poseidon. On the hill of Goulas, close to Vounaria, the visitor has the chance to see the remains of a small Venetian fortress which was part of the wider defense network of the Castle of Koroni. Since the village of Vounaria was destroyed in 1401 by the Turks, it is believed that the small castle was built at the beginning of the 15th century.
During the Revolution of 1821, on March 25th, not far from Vounaria, a battle took place between the Greeks and the Turks, which ended with the victory of the Greeks.
Do not forget to visit the stone - built church of the Annunciation of Virgin Mary if you happen to be at the village. Finally, Vounalia was the birth - place of poet, prose and theatrical writer and translator John Kamvysis. His father, Anastasios, was a painter and a hagiographer who used to work all around Messinia. John Kamvysis died at the age of 29 and at his funeral a eulogy was delivered by Kostis Palamas.