We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Lovely Walk and Amazing Views.

We started our walk up to Palekastro from the end of Golden Beach, the climb starts off gently but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David T
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Beautiful walk and amazing view (caution for hot days)

The old castle Navarino is a great monument on a very beautiful spot. If you walk around the paths... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Athens, Greece
via mobile
Read all 49 reviews
All photos (51)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Voidokilia beach | Wildlife Refuge Lake Ntivari, Gialova 240 01, Greece
Reviews (49)
Filter reviews
26 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews voidokilia beach stunning views lovely walk hot days the main reason worth the effort wear good shoes takes about minutes golden beach cave overgrown snakes rubble hike path lagoon navarino
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our walk up to Palekastro from the end of Golden Beach, the climb starts off gently but gradually gets steeper and trickier the nearer to the castle you get. overall it took around 30 minutes to the top. The actual castle is mainly...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The old castle Navarino is a great monument on a very beautiful spot. If you walk around the paths you can see the whole are from the top. The distance from the beach is about 20-25 minutes vigorous walk but be careful to go early...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

We did some jogging around the lagoons and decided to take the hike. We climbed up from the back of the hill (which is less steep than the entrance from the lagoon and the caves) and made our way through the ruins. We were rewarded...More

Thank nathan d
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I wish it could be better maintained . The interior of the castle is filled with wild vegetation . At least there are hiking routes for those who want to descend towards voidokilia .

Thank Spiros T
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The walk from Gialova up to this castle and then down to the beach is long and you need to be wearing good walking shoes. Take drinks and food and prepare for a 2-3 hour walk. Tough walk but well worth it

Thank Trevor2929
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We drove around after leaving Costa Navarino and we really enjoyed the views. Beautiful scenery and crystal clear waters!

Thank fmk00
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We walked up through the dunes of Voidokilia Beach, past Nestor’s cave and than up to the castle. The walk is very pretty with spring flowers and there are some stunning views. The climb is a bit tricky but nothing a reasonably fit person couldn’t...More

Thank moose065
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

One of the best hikes I've ever done! Start from voidokilia beach, go to the cave and then up the castle. Take the path down and around the mountain and will get you back to the beach. Stunning view!! Don't miss that!

Thank Thanos V
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The castle ruins are officially closed to visitors, but the paths leading to the castle aren't blocked off and many people, like us, make the long uphill trek to get there. We hiked to the castle from the western end of Divari Beach (a.k.a. Golden...More

Thank donnyb
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Our visit was in early October. Although the sign at the bottom of the hill said the castle was closed we walked up anyway and found that the large stones above the entrance gate had collapsed and the whole site area was overgrown with weeds...More

Thank Jeanie T
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Hotel Navarone
110 reviews
2.36 km away
Zoe Resort
290 reviews
4.01 km away
The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino
2 538 reviews
4.27 km away
Karalis Beach
118 reviews
5.91 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 25 nearby restaurants
Katerina's Tavern Restaurant
351 reviews
3.31 km away
La Cucina Italiana
387 reviews
4.17 km away
Opos Palia
62 reviews
2.44 km away
53 reviews
4.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7 nearby attractions
Voidokilia Beach
936 reviews
.79 km away
Golden Beach (Divari Beach)
119 reviews
2.45 km away
Navarino Outdoors - Day Hiking
8 reviews
3.87 km away
Romanos Beach
160 reviews
4.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Old Castle Navarino staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines