Kalamata, the lady of the Messinian Bay.Plan your next trip to the beautifull city of the Culture, Sea and Sun !!
Built at the foot of Mount Taygetus, a stone’s throw from magical beaches, traditional villages, famous archaeological monuments and luxury tourist resorts, Kalamata is a destination that easily serves as a strategic base for exciting touring of the area.The capital of Messenia is a modern urban centre with a good street plan, aristocratic buildings, pedestrian walkways, good tourism infrastructure and an intense nightlife. Nevertheless, the Gulf of Messenia gives it a seaside air that makes it stand out from other towns in the Peloponnese, and thanks to its fertile soil, the region is famous for its cuisine.The city of a thousand faces
There are so many sides to Kalamata and it is worth getting to know them all. Check out the fortified castle from the Middle Ages, the renowned dance festival that attracts fans from all over Europe, the nunnery where traditional handkerchiefs are still made by hand, neoclassical buildings, 19th-century churches, fashion boutiques, art shops and traditional cafes. This city in the Peloponnese is chock full of surprises!Discover the warm hospitality of Messenia and city of Kalamata with our services, tours and activities.

MUST SEE …

The Castle of Kalamata
It is standing in the northern part of the city, on a low hill, the Nedon river running at its foot. On that same hill, Pharis built the acropolis of Pharae. It was there that the palaces of the kings of the ancient city were. On its ruins, the Byzantines built a Christian church (6th century). The site was later fortified. It is during the Frankish rule (13th century), especially under the rule of the Villehardouin dynasty, that the Castle acquired its present form. The fortification was preserved and underwent additions during the years of the Venetian and the Ottoman rule.

   

The Holy Apostles – the church of the Greek Revolution
It is standing in the northern part of the city, on a low hill, the Nedon river running at its foot. On that same hill, Pharis built the acropolis of Pharae. It was there that the palaces of the kings of the ancient city were. On its ruins, the Byzantines built a Christian church (6th century). The site was later fortified. It is during the Frankish rule (13th century), especially under the rule of the Villehardouin dynasty, that the Castle acquired its present form. The fortification was preserved and underwent additions during the years of the Venetian and the Ottoman rule.

   

Vasileos Georgiou II Square
Kalamata’s central square, with plenty of cafés and patisseries. It is the busiest part of the city. It was first constructed in 1928 and the most recent renovation took place between 2012 and 2013. At its southern part one can find the characteristic fountain called “Psarakia”. Another fountain is situated at its northern side. There are plenty of flower beds and a lot of greenery along the square. It is around this square that the heart of the shopping center is beating.
   

Church of Ypapanti – cathedral of the city
A majestic church that dominates the homonymous square. It is the Cathedral of Kalamata. Its construction began in 1860 and it was inaugurated in 1873.

   

Kalograion Monastery – the traditional Handkerchiefs creation
It was founded in 1796 and is dedicated to Saints Constantine and Helen. It is located near the Castle and the Church of Ypapanti. Since early times the nunnery stood out as a famous center for the production of silk textiles, amongst which the renowned handkerchiefs of Kalamata.

   

Aristomenous , Commercial main Pedestrian street – ideal for shopping funs !!
It was the first road to be constructed (1871) in order to connect the city with the seafront. Since then, it remains a central axis for Kalamata and a timeless point of reference. By walking along Aristomenous street, one can find commercial stores, the Vasileos Georgiou II Square, public authorities, banks and the Municipal Railway Park.

   

Neoclassical buildings
Elegant buildings erected during the city’s most prosperous years (1880-1920). They are mainly gathered in the northern part of Aristomenous street and the eastern part of the jetty (Navarinou street). Many of these buildings are today used by the Municipality of Kalamata.

   

Paplomatadika, 23 Martiou Square
The liveliest part of the Historic Center and the heart of entertainment. Paved pedestrian streets, traditional stores,
cozy ouzo places, bars and cafés make a picturesque setting.
   
Municipal Railway Park
The open-air museum and park occupies an area of 54,000 sq. meters and has been operating since 1986. It is also the home of cultural activities. Apart from steam locomotives and carriages, fountains and small lakes, the park also has sports courts, playgrounds, an openair amphitheater and a snack bar (at the old station).

   

Dance Hall
It was constructed with funding from the European Union in order to house the activities of the Kalamata International Dance Center during the International Dance Festival (July) as well as cultural events that take place throughout the year. It first opened its doors in July 2013 and every year it welcomes the dance world’s most prestigious names.

   

An endless beach with limitless possibilities
Walking barefoot in the sand will give you plenty of time to appreciate Kalamata’s seemingly endless beach, stretching 5km from Verga to the port of Kalamata. Bustling with life are major hotels, busy beach bars, designer cafes, tavernas and ouzeries, water sports and funfairs – everything you need for a delightful day at the beach.

   

Marina of Kalamata
Viewing the impressive mountain of Taigetus, Kalamata marina is situated literally next to the city’s centre and the main harbour, being an integral part of the town of Kalamata. So, guests of the marina are able to enjoy the life and the services being offered by the historical city of Kalamata.

   

Flea Farmers Market in Kalamata
This is probably one of the finest farmers markets in Greece. Happens every Wednesday and Saturday with lots of fresh produce and farmers from all over the region. A must see for anyone who love the real fresh food.