"Driving into Pilos" Yialova Warnings Or Dangers Tip by nickandchris
Yialova Warnings and Dangers: 3 reviews and 11 photos
Pilos is a great little town, pretty as a picture, which goes about it's daily business in the usual chaotic Greek way.
Coming into Pilos from Gialova direction, you have to first join the main Kalamata - Pilos road, which heading to Pilos is fine but returning, the junction is a little nasty as you are crossing the main road on a long bend and visibility is not good. A little further on, there is a place opposite the Hotel Philip where you can pull in and admire the view down to the town. There is a telescope but we didn't bother seeing if it worked, the view was good enough without it.
Next exceitement is driving down the steep, extremely winding hill, full of real hairpins, in to the town. It narrows down nicely in places, you'll encounter numerous vehicles parked in dangerous places and then you may even encounter the delights of meeting up with a bus coming UP the hill, on a blind bend. One day, I was positive a coach was about to hit us, it didn't give us chance to back up to a safe place, it just kept on coming. Luckily, it missed us, by how much I wouldn't like to say. I suppose you have to trust Greek drivers some of the time!!
Once at the bottom, you then have to negotiate the roundabout and the manic traffic before finding somewhere to thankfully park on the quay. By this time, you are most definitely ready for a reviving drink!!!
No, really, it's not that bad if you hit the place at a quiet time!!!
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