Kyparissia is the capital of the province of Triphyllia. It is situated on the foothills of mountain Psychros, and it lies on the northwestern part of the prefecture of Messinia. It reaches the coast, and it is divided in Ano kai Kato Poli. Ano Poli is a traditional listed settlement highlighting its strong personality with cobblestone pavements, half-ruined mansions, the majestic castle, and its variety of legends. It is the rural and commercial hub of Triphyllia, and its market is very good. It has a long-age history in line with that of Peloponnese.
It is a seaside town located 61km to the southwest of Kalamata, situated on the foothills of mount Aghios Nikolaos. it was one of the most well-known harbours in Antiquity.