Pylos, historically known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece.
Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pylos-Nestoras, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.
It was the capital of the former Pylia Province.
It is the main harbour on the Bay of Navarino.
Nearby villages include Gialova, Pyla, Elaiofyto, Schinolakka, and Palaionero.
The town of Pylos has 2,767 inhabitants, the municipal unit of Pylos 5,287 (2011).
Mycenean Pylos is an important archaeological site located on the western coast of the Peloponnese in Greece.
The bay of Pylos was the site of two important naval battles:
the Battle of Pylos, in 425 BC during the Peloponnesian War
the Battle of Navarino, in 1827 during the Greek War of Independence.
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