Administrative Information

Chora, Municipality of Pylos-Nestor, Chora, Municipality of Pylos-Nestor

Telephone: +30 27630 31437
Email: efames@culture.gr

Full: €6, Reduced: €3
Special ticket package: Full: €6, Reduced: €3
Free admission days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
28 October
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Reduced admission for:
Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and of military schools.
Holders of a free pass
Holders of a solidarity card
Holders of a valid unemployment card.
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS, upon presentation of their membership card
Official guests of the Greek State, after approval from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
Parents of multi-child families and their children up to the age of 23, up to the age of 25 if they are doing their military service or studying and regardless of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of a certified multi-child pass from the Supreme Confederation of multi-child parents of Greece (ASPE).
Persons with disabilities (67 % or over) and one escort, upon presentation of the certification of disability issued by the Ministry of Health or a medical certification from a public hospital, where the disability and the percentage of disability are clearly stated
Single parent families with minors, upon presentation of a family status certificate issued by the Municipality. In the case of divorsed parents, only the parent holding custody of the children
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
The police officers of the Department of Antiquity Smuggling of the Directorate of Security
Tourist guides upon presentation of their professional ID card.
Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.

From the 7th of January untill the 28th of February 2019
08:30 a.m. up to 15:30 p.m.

From 1st to 31th of March 2019
08:30 am to 16:00

On Tuesday the archaeological site remains closed

1st April - 31 October

Extended 08:00-20:00

1st to 15th September: 08:00-19:30, 16th to 30th September: 08:00-19:00, 1st to 15th October: 08:00-18:30, 16th to 31st October: 08:00-18:00.

  Amenities for the physically challenged
A network of metal walkways suspended from the new protective shelter improves the experience of visitors by allowing them to explore the palace from above, while a special elevator provides access for persons with disabilities. In addition, the monument is approached by navigation routes for persons with disabilities. New sanitary facilities (W.C.) are available for persons with disabilities
During the period from 2011 to 2015 the Ephorate of Antiquities of Messenia (the former 38th EPKA) and the Directorate of Studies and Conduct of Technical Works in Museums and Cultural Buildings of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports carried out the following projects: 1. Protection and Enhancement of the Archaeological Site of the Palace of Nestor on the Ano Englianos Hill, Chora, Messenia (budget €450,000) and 2. Construction of New Protective Shelter at the Palace of Nestor, Ano Englianos, Messenia (budget €2,068,400), included in the priority axis “08- Sustainable Development and Quality of Life in Peloponnese” of the Regional Operational Programme “Western Greece, Peloponnese and Ionian Islands 2007-2013,” co-funded by the Hellenic Republic and the European Regional Development Fund.

Ôhe importance and cultural value of the site globally necessitated improvements for its protection, promotion, and enhancement. The old, worn protective roof was replaced with a new protective shell of modern standards. A geometric arch, made of steel and supported by only 16 columns along its long sides, protects a 3,185 sq. m. area of the central palatial monument. A network of metal walkways suspended from the roof improves the experience of visitors by allowing them to explore the palace from above, while a special elevator provides access for persons with disabilities. In addition, new infrastructure offers services and information to those exploring the site and provides improved facilities for guarding the site and ensuring its security (namely, an information center and gift shop, a refreshment bar, a guard house, restrooms, navigation routes for persons with disabilities, and informational signage).