Pylos, also known as Navarino or Nioastro, is where the famous Battle of Navarino took place, concluding the defeat of the Ottomans with the destruction of their Ottoman-Egyptian fleet in the bay’s port in 1827. This monumental battle (the last in history to be fought between sailboats) marks the official moment when the Great Powers shifted their loyalty towards the Greeks. This is commemorated with a mural depicting “The victorious admirals, 1827”.
October 20, 1827. The last naval battle in history between battleships.
Birthplaces, hiding places, strongholds, places of residence or execution of great fighters and political figures of the Revolution, such as Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770-1843), Dimitrios Papatsonis (d. 1798-1825), Ioannis Dikaios (d. 1825), Androusis Joseph (1770-1844).
March 23, 1821. Kalamata is liberated without bloodshed. In the afternoon of the same day, the inhabitants gather outside the church of Agios Apostolos, next to the banks of the river Nedontas, where they watch with excitement as the first liturgy is performed in their now free city.