It is an amphitheatrically built picturesque and charming town, it is located on the southern extremity of the Navarone bay. When one looks at Pylos from the harbour, it gives out the impression of being a small island. The central square with its coffee shops is in the shadow of huge age-long platans. The town's proud castle, Neokastro, dominates the west side. The harbour's entrance, which is one of the most secure natural harbours, is guarded by the historical island of Sfakteria.