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Kalamata | 1821 Food Paths of Greek Rebel and Heroes

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4 hours

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Specific Tour

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50 people

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The Greek Revolution of 1821 as a pivotal chapter in Greek history and a piece in the puzzle of world history. The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821, to highlight its significance, its relationship with other revolutions and wars for independence that flared up... More

The Greek Revolution of 1821 as a pivotal chapter in Greek history and a piece in the puzzle of world history.
The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821, to highlight its significance, its relationship with other revolutions and wars for independence that flared up at approximately the same time, and the effect it had on the rest of the world and how it was affected by it.

The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution referred to by Greeks in the 19th century as simply the (Greek : Agonas) “Struggle”, was a successful war of independence waged by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire between 1821 and 1830.
The Greeks were later assisted by Great Britain, France and Russia, while the Ottomans were aided by their North African vassals, particularly the eyalet of Egypt. The war led to the formation of modern Greece. The revolution is celebrated by Greeks around the world as independence day on 25 March.

Flavors with History are revived through authentic recipes with ingredients from the Messinian Land after research by the University of Peloponnese in the historical sources for nutrition in Messinia in the period of 1821.

This tour connects 1821 with today through the diet of traditional products, the dietary habits of the inhabitants of Messinia in the early 19th century.
The basic elements of the diet and the delicacies that we still cook and recognize as traditional Messinian dishes are highlighted. The purpose of the program is to bring these flavors back to the forefront and to motivate locals and visitors to seek and taste them as part of their delicious wandering.

All the recipes of the dishes inspired by the period of the Greek revolution as expected, in products that thrive and are produced in the Messinian land.Products such as figs, olives, pickles, smoked pork, raisins, pastries, lalangia, cheeses and wines.

Dishes full of Greek Revolution such as : Rack of Lamb,Lamb with artichokes and asparagus,Pies,gogs with salted meat,braised goat with barley, Roasted pork, Rovitsa soup or salad,special cheeses like sfela , feta.The most widespread traditional product with a leading role in the diet of the Messinians is lallagia.

History, Tradition and Τasting marry with the flavors and products of 1821 creating unique dishes and ideas.

Let us enjoy this journey guided by the Greek heart, but also the palate !!


Prices / minimum 4 persons

85€/person for minimum 4 participants.
70€/Kid age 10+ for 4 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

80€/person for minimum 5 participants.
65€/Kid age 10+ for 5 participants.


For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.



  • The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821-1829.
  • Special Meals- menus in local restaurants of Kalamata, according to the 1821 food paths of the Greek Rebels and Heroes.
  • The medieval castle of Kalamata: The fort has an interesting history, having been Byzantine, Frankish, Venetian and Ottoman at various periods. The Venetians burned it in 1540 before yielding it to the Turks, who did the same in turn in 1685.
  • The cathedral of Ypapanti and the square with the whole historical center: Kalamata's massive 19th-century cathedral is home to the icon after which the town takes its modern name. Pilgrims visit for its miracle-working icon of the Virgin Mary known as kalo mata (good eye). The icon was discovered in the stables of the Ottoman aga (governor), who converted to Christianity as a result of the miracles it was believed to have performed.
  • The Museum of traditional Greek costumes: Opened in 2017, this stunning museum features a remarkable collection of Greek costumes that was donated by Victoria Karelia. Far from moth-eaten old hand-me-downs, the clothing showcases male and female folk dress from the 18th to 20th centuries in beautifully curated, dramatically lit exhibits.
  • The historical center with all pedestrian streets with the local market and the main commercial street of Aristomenous.


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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

This tour is available during all year,depending the weather conditions and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.

If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable athletic clothing that allows you to move freely.
Bottle of water 1,5lt.
Sunscreen (especially during summer months).
Hiking shoes (low or high). Trainers, open shoes like sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable.
One day hiking backpack 20lt (if available).
A spare T-shirt.
A windstopper jacket.
Appropriate clothes for the season.

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Difficulty level : Easy,suitable for adults and children (minimum age 10 years).
Season: all year.
Duration (total): 4 hours​.
Meeting point: At a designated meeting point,Kalamata.​
departure time: 11:00 a.m.

Final meeting time,point and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour/activity.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Great for solo travelers, couples, friends, and parents with young children (10 years minimum)

If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like egg bees, please let us know.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.
Difficulty level : Easy, suitable for children and adults​
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn​
Duration (total): 4 hours​.

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

1821 - 2021 celebrations of 200 years from the Greek Revolution
1821 - 2021  celebrations of 200 years from the Greek Revolution

The year 2021 can turn out to be a milestone for Greece. The celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the War of Independence is a key historical event which, seen and analyzed in a creative way, can constitute the basis for a fertile dialogue between the Greek society and the country’s institutions.

Memory isn’t something static, and History isn’t exclusively related to the past, as it can offer a continuing lesson – useful for our present and our future. Especially for us – Greeks, History and Culture are undoubtedly the driving forces for our survival in our nation’s adventurous journey into space-time.


  • Walking tour in the city.
  • Lunch (1) with special menus according to the 1821 food paths of Greek Rebels and Heroes.
  • Guide Escort (English speaker).​
  • Photos, bring you usb stick or your email.​
  • Taxes and fees.​
  • Liability insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Transfer from / to your resort.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages (Optional).

Tour's Location

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