Below the impressive view of Taygetos, in the surrounding of the Messinian bay, Kalamata invites you to enter in the lively rhythm of living in it.
By airplane or driving, you can reach Kalamata. Before letting go Mani behind you, let your self release to enjoy the charm. Taygetus is majestic is rising from above. The sea shimmering is shining at Kalamatas view . The beach is endless. The vibe of the city will keep you busy: trendy cafes, beach bars, restaurants, luxury hotels, shopping, historical buildings, harbor, an intense nightlife. Kalamata challenges you to start your journey. Everything here is a lively experience, because of the Messinian host ,it was born in a place as blessed as the Peloponnese, it knows well from good life …and how to share it Welcome to Kalamata.
It is worth seeing in Kalamata
The most beautiful beach in the shade of Taygetos
Barefoot in the sand, you will walk a lot and you will indulge in the magic of the endless beach: from Verga to the harbor of Kalamata, this unique beach with a total length of 5 km is spread. Live all day: large hotel units, crowded beach bars , coffee shops, taverns and ouzeries, water sports, amusement parks. Everything is here to guarantee you an unlikely walk by the beach!
A city, a thousand faces
Kalamata does not have one but has many faces. And it’s worth seeing everything. The castle with its walls, the Kalograion monastery, where they still make the famous Kalamatian scarves, the Kalamata Dance Festival, which attracts the eyes of the whole European south, buildings with a neoclassical aura, squares with 19th century temples, shops with branded clothes and accessories, art shops, traditional cafes. This city of Peloponnese will surely surprise you!
Night life and Dolce vita in Kalamata
Kalamata gets ready every night. Shining lights, loud music, chic appearances, powerful car marches and the night-life curtain opens in the heart of the Peloponnese. Take the opportunity and experience the experience until the end … You will not return to the hotel before dawn. Why is Kalamata having fun!
The paths of the city and time
Discover the history of the city, hidden in every street, in every building. Sightseeing will be everywhere in Kalamata: The church of Ypapanti that stands out in the city, with the bells and the silver domes. North of the church, the Municipal Conservatory at Alexandraki Street. At the junction of Kyriakou and Agios Ioannou streets, the neoclassical building that houses the interesting Historical and Folklore Museum.
South, Othon Square, where the central market once operated. On Papazoglou Street, the Municipal Art Gallery in another neoclassic and, almost opposite, the remarkable Archaeological Museum of Kalamata. In the square of 23 March, the historic church of the Holy Apostles: the original temple that houses the sanctuary was built in the Byzantine period. At every step of your story the story in a ride-experience.
The train is coming… in the Railway Park
In one of the first theme parks in Greece, you will almost hear … the train whistling. Wagons, a wagon, passenger and freight wagons of various types, the two-storey building of the Station: all here exudes a retro aura. You will see the water tower with the stone cylindrical base, boarding platforms and a 28 meter-long metal pedestrian bridge.
Ride in Messina
It has the privilege of being only a short distance from the longest sandy beach of the Messinian Gulf. In the center of Messina impresses the park with large trees, fountains and the old clock, surrounded by dozens of restaurants, barbecues, cafes and shops.
The ancient Messina of history and culture
Just 30 km from Kalamata you will find yourself in a shocking archaeological site, one of the most important in the Peloponnese. Ancient Messini dates back to the 4th century. B.C. The archaeological site includes temples, houses, walls and public buildings that are preserved in good condition. You will see, among other things, the wall dating back to the 3rd c. B.C. with the Arkadian Gate and its eight towers, public buildings, the Agora, the temple of Artemis Phosphorus or Orthia, the Stadium, the Hero, the theater, the fountain and the dwellings. Since the summer of 2013 the ancient theater of Messina has been inaugurated and reopened to host cultural events.