Across from Methoni lies Sapienza, a true paradise on earth. On the island grow shrubs, yews, pistacias, oak trees, tall strawberry trees – some as tall as 12 m. – and there is also a large variety and number of animals such as the Cretan goat, wild sheep of the mouflon family, partridges, pheasants, and more.
Sapienza is the second largest island of the complex, and it is accessible by small boats from Methoni and Finikounda. The sea floor is resplendent with a plethora of shipwrecks, and there are lots of underwater beauties for divers to see.
On the island there is also a large lighthouse, which was constructed in 1885 by the British, and operated with reflectors. Today it operates with solar cells, and its light can be seen as far as 28 miles.