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Nestor's Palace



Destination type:

Archaeological site


Nestor's Palace is an ancient archaeological site located near the town of Pylos in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece.

History: The palace is believed to have been the administrative center of the Mycenaean kingdom ruled by King Nestor during the Late Bronze Age, around the 13th century BCE. The site was first excavated in the early 20th century by archaeologist Carl Blegen, revealing a well-preserved complex of buildings.

What to See: The archaeological site of Nestor's Palace features the remains of a large Mycenaean palace complex, including a central courtyard, multiple rooms, storage areas, and a megaron (throne room). Visitors can explore the ruins and get a sense of what life was like in ancient times.

Some of the highlights of Nestor's Palace include the well-preserved frescoes found on the walls of some rooms, depicting scenes of daily life, as well as the impressive architecture of the megaron with its large circular hearth and columns.

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