The historical town of Kalamata, built at the feet of the famous Taygetus mountain and surrounded by the beautiful water of the Messinian Gulf, is the most significant tourist, cultural, industrial, commercial and athletic center of Messinia.
Built on the ruins of the Homeric light houses, with a history documented from the times of Homer, Kalamata combines the modern present with the historical past. The lively town having a very good tourist infrastructure offers many opportunities for a wonderful sightseeing tour.
The town’s castle, the historical church of Agii Apostoli, where the Greek War of Independence against the Turks was formally declared in 1821, the folklore museum, and the Benaki mansion form the special feature of Kalamata. Furthermore, Kalamata’s night life, its delicious local cuisine and the beautiful beaches awarded with the “Blue Flag” of Europe, promise an unforgettable stay.
Transportation to Kalamata is possible by every mean. The upgraded road network allows transfer from the capital Athens in only three hours. The International Airport is about nine kilometers away from the town and together with the harbor, the biggest one of the prefecture, link Kalamata and the prefecture of Messinia with the rest Greece and the whole world.