Vounaria is a coastal settlement 8,5 kilometres 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 artisans.
During antiquity, the temple of Poseidon was on top of the mountain. On Goulas hill, close to Vounaria, visitors can see the remains of a small Venetian fortress that was part of the broader defence 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, ending with the Greeks' victory.
Do not forget to visit the stone-built church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary if you happen to be in the village. Finally, Vounalia was the birthplace 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.