The harbor of Pýlos is in the SE part of Navaríno bay, in front of the namesake town. It is protected from waves of SW and W direction by a jetty that extends for 250 m to the N. The head of the jetty is 20 m wide, with a ramp in its middle and depths of about 10 m near it.
In the W part of the jetty, about 140 m N of its root, there is a groyne of 15 m in length. This part of the jetty is protected from winds of SW direction by natural boulders, while the rest of it (100 meters in length) is quayed and has depths of 8.6–9.4 m near it. Another groyne of natural boulders, extending for about 50 m to the SW, is 70 m S of the previous groyne.
A curved breakwater made from rock ballasting, extending for about 50 m to the N, starts from the point of the coast that is about 240 m WSW of the root of the jetty. Almost midway between the breakwater and the root of the jetty there is a quay of 70 m in length with shallow waters near it. From its E (inner) side, 110 m from its head, a groyne starts, extending ENE. Its N side, 60 m in length, is protected by natural boulders.
From that groyne the E side of the jetty continues S for about 100 m, with depths of 1.5 m near it. The basin of the harbor of Pýlos is formed S of the groyne, with its coasts quayed. Its entrance faces N, has a width of about 140 m and depths of 3 m in the middle. The basin is used mainly by boat taxis and by craft servicing vessels in the anchorage of the harbor.
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