Facts in brief:
Was an important ancient port on the Ionian Sea; noted for great Mycenaean palace near here dating to 13th cen. BC, possibly home of King
Nestor in Homer's Iliad; was scene of Athenian naval victory over Sparta in 425 BC; now is a fishing town.
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