We continue on our “castle route” of southern Peloponnese arriving at Methoni and its beautiful maritime fort. The small country is not really suitable for campervans, especially the large ones, but a stop is a must and with a little patience you can find a decent spot to park. If you like exploring and hiking, you should not miss an early Christian cemetery that we ‘found’ on a hill just outside the town. It also could be a good starting point for a hike.
The entrance to the castle is free (no ticket yet!) but there are gates and opening hours/days (from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.00 – 15.00). The tour takes less than an hour.
Following the directions of a local man, we went to visit an early Christian cemetery just outside the town. To get there you have to go with the camper to the church of Saint Onofrio [36.84076,21.71113], about three kilometers from Methoni. From there take the trail that climbs to the top of the hill, hoping that with some luck and a creative use of imagination you will find the right path. The cemetery [36.84277,21.70961] is reached in about twenty minutes. The site is fenced, but as usual, the enclosure was cut and you can enter.