Long sandy beaches, olive groves, numerous sights, water sports and nature explorations compose the beautiful prefecture of Messinia. Kalamata and the gorgeous beaches of Messinia are definitely worth a visit during your holidays in Greece.
Your Messinia and Kalamata travel guide
Kalamata is built atop the location of Ancient Pharai. It’s one of the most modern towns in Greece, with excellent urban and tourism infrastructure, and it can be a starting point for traveling around in the southwestern Peloponnese.
The old town, the Frank Castle just above the port, the numerous byzantine churches and the monasteries unveil the historical importance of this part of the city. In its picturesque narrow streets you may find many stores with local traditional products that you should definitely try.
The new town is a modern city with many neoclassical buildings and beautiful beaches. The marina on Navarinou Street, with the luxurious yachts and the numerous restaurants, is considered the city’s jewel! From there you can visit all the nearby beaches, should if you have a boat. Aristomenous Street is the heart of the city, where there are many restaurants, bars, cafés and stores. Don’t be surprised if you actually see Greek and foreign songs being danced by locals, according to the traditional “kalamatianos”, a famous Greek folk dance.
Kalamata will always be in your heart, for being the city that actually combines everything!
Kalamata is located 176 kilometers from Athens.
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Kalamata has a very fertile, rich soil and mild climate, both facilitating this variety of olives to flourish. For the last 100 years, the world known cultivation of olive trees in Kalamata is the main occupation of its inhabitants.
The marina on Navarinou Street, with the luxurious yachts and the numerous restaurants, is considered the city’s jewel!
The city has a bustling nightlife. Many bars, clubs, restaurants and live music events will keep you entertained, while in town.
Kardamyli is an enchanting picturesque seaside village worth your visit in Messinia. Stroll around the quaint alleyways and feel like a protagonist of the Hollywood movie “Before Midnight”, that was filmed there!
The very well organized vast beach of Kalamata is popular and family-friendly. The sandy beach of Foinikounda attracts surfers and water sports lovers. However, the most impressive and “Instagrammable” beach is Voidokoilia with its emerald waters, beautiful bay and thin sand. Enjoy!
Costa Navarino is a luxury travel destination in Greece, offering a world of authentic experiences. With dozens of restaurants and bars, it is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind destination in the area.