Ancient Palace of Nestor in Messinia Re-opens to Public
The ancient Palace of Nestor in Messinia near Pylos, will re-open to the public after three years of restoration works on Sunday, during a special inaugural event at noon by Greek Culture Minister Aristides Baltas.
The two-storey palace complex destroyed in 1200 BCE by a fire includes store rooms, workshops, baths, light wells, reception halls and a sewage system and is considered to be the best preserved Mycenaean palace discovered. Excavation works began in 1939 and uncovered some 1,000 Linear B tablets.
The restoration project, budgeted at 2.068.400 euros, was realized with government and EU funding. The archaeological site is now equipped with the latest information and browsing technology offering visitors a complete cultural experience.
Admission to the opening event is free. A tour of the archaeological site and a reception will follow.