Kalamata is at a key location that favors the excursions to nearby places. On the outskirts of the suburbs of the city is worth visiting the picturesque settlement "Kitries" with the traditional stone houses and the harbor. Outside of Kalamata are also the river and the waterfalls of Neda and Taygetos, where you can explore through sports such as climbing, cycling or even the paragliding. Further on , you can explore the area from Ancient Messini to Messinian Mani, the caves of Dyrou, Pylos and the castle of Mystras. It is worth to have pass by at the stone-built Kardamili and Pollimimno of Messinia, a small paradise with waterfalls and ponds.
From the port of Kalamata they have daily one day cruises that will give you the opportunity to get to know many different points. Beautiful, crystal clear beaches and secret hidden beaches, as well as unexplored islands, that they are vital stopovers and are waiting for you to discover them. One thing is for sure. The natural beauty that will unfold in front of you and will fill you with memories you will hardly forget.
Kalamata is a city of intense night life, winter or summer, you will leave with nice memories from it . Navarino Street, especially during the summer, its crowded from people who make their walks by the sea. In the evening, the entertainment moves into the nightlife at the city's beachfront and beach bars. In the winter, most people prefer the historic city center with cafes, bars and cozy taverns.
One of the most important events our taking place every year in Kalamata is the International Dance Festival. If you find yourself in July in the Messinian capital, you will have the opportunity to admire a lot of dancing performances or even to take part in workshops and seminars that they are planned .