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Kalamata Flea Market – Ancient Messene

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Duration

6-7 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

50 people

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Overview

Ancient Messene: This city was erected by the Theban general Epaminondas after his victory in the war with Sparti in 371B.C. Messini or Messene was built up the foothills of the sacred mountain of Ithomi and had temples , houses, public buildings, a stadium and a theatre.Excavations reveal that today’s village of Mavromati is built on the site of the ancient city, whose surrounding walls are considered to be the most impressive remains of military architecture of 4th century B.C.

Kalamata, the capital and central port of Messinia, is situated at the site of ancient Farai. Following independence from the Turks and thanks to the exploitation of the fertile Messinian lands (producing olive oil, olives, raisins, figs, wine, etc), it developed into a wealthy urban centre and a significant port.
The point of reference par excellence in the city of Kalamata is the legendary “castle of Isabeau” where the renowned International Dance Festival and many other performances takes place annually during the Summer time. It is amphitheatrically constructed on the site of the Farai acropolis offering a bird’s eye view of the city. Constructed in the 13th century by William Villehardouin, it underwent subsequent additions and conversions by the Venetians and the Turks. Nowadays, it is an ideal open air venue for theatre, music and dance shows.

No less beautiful is the exquisite Palia Poli (Old City) at the foot of the Castle. The wider region boasts the Metropolitan Panagia Ipapanti church (1873), the patron saint of Kalamata celebrated on February 2nd, the 12th century Kalograion Monastery with the renowned silk weaving workshop, and the Byzantine church Agioi Apostoloi (13th century) with the brick enclosed masonry.
The area is the hotspot for the city’s youth, for it is the beating heart of the nightlife in Kalamata and by no means will it be still!

The seaside road in front of the city’s extensive beach (4 km length with marvellous waters). On the seaside of Kalamata, people can swim in crystal clear waters and enjoy lace-like beaches, which have been granted the Blue Flag award of quality. Along the seaside, there are several tavernas, ouzo restaurants, cafeterias, bars, clubs, whereas beach aficionados can enjoy all kinds of water sports.

In this tour you will have the opportunity to see the Flea Market of Vegetables by local Farmers which is taking place every Wednesday and Saturday. Next to this market is the fish and meat central Market where you can have enjoy the atmosphere of local products and fancy sellers and local farmers.

Every Wednesday and Saturday ( Opening days of Flea Market in Kalamata)

Prices / 2 up to 4 persons

  • 80€/person for minimum 2 participants.
  • 80€/Kid age 5+ for 2 participants

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 70€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 40€/Kid age 5+ for 5 participants

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The archaeological site of Ancient Messene is one of the most impressive Greek sites. Discover all of its secrets with us.
  • Be an arqaeologist for a moment, as this is one of the few sites which is still under excavation in Greece!
  • Visit the flea Market of Kalamata , one of the finest farmers markets in Greece.
  • Explore the everyday routines of the Local people of Kalamata.
  • Soak up the atmosphere of an old and vibrant city.

Itinerary

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Summary - Program:
Summary - Program:

Morning departure from your hotel for our first stop at the Flea Market of Kalamata where you see local farmers selling their products, the fish and meet market. Then we drive for 1 hour about to the most famous archeological place in Messinia, Ancient Messini (Ithomi). Guiding in the archeological place and at the museum. Free time for a refreshment and departure for the Capital City Kalamata. Visit the Cathedral in the north part of the city, the Monastery of St. Konstantine and St. Helen, where the nuns make silk table cloths and handkerchiefs by using the traditional way, the loom. Free time to explore the historical center of Kalamata and shopping. Return at your hotel.

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

Comfortable casual shoes - clothing.
Hat.
Bottle of water.
Sunglasses.
Backpack.
Sunscreen especially summer period.
An umbrella will be usefull for sun protection.

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

Start point: Nedontos street 79, Kalamata (Next to main square). Departure time 07:30.

Pick-up points: from all hotels of city of Kalamata.

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

Entry requirements:
Entry requirements:

Basic physical condition.Light walking is nessecery.

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.

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimoum 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..

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation with late model vehicle.
  • English speaking escort-driver (from 2 to 8 persons).
  • Plus local english speaking guide (from 9-50 persons).
  • VAT.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Licensed guide (2-8 persons - upon request with extra cost)
  • Entrance fees to Archaelogical site and museum of Ancient Messene and in the city of Kalamata.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.
  • Anything not mentioned above.

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I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.)
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking; however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
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The confirmation process depends upon the booking conditions. These are explained in the Additional Information field, located on the tour & activity information page. Most tours are confirmed at time of booking; however, others will be advised to you within 12-48 hours. If confirmation or otherwise is not received within 48 hours, please contact us for further assistance.

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