Kalamata, the charming coastal town in the shadow of the majestic Taygetos
Discover Kalamata, a mesmerizing gem in Messinia that seamlessly blends modern allure with natural splendor. Wander through the enchanting Old Town, where history and vibrancy intertwine along cobblestone streets. Explore the iconic Castle and serene Monastery of the Nuns, steeped in rich heritage.
Venture a short distance to ancient Messina, where archaeological wonders unveil captivating narratives of the past.
Kalamata's beauty extends beyond architecture, with crystalline waters and the majestic Taygetos mountain range providing a haven for nature enthusiasts.
Whether strolling along the crystal-clear sea or gazing at the imposing Taygetos, each visit reveals new layers of charm. Kalamata is not only a destination but also a gateway to nearby paradises. Embrace its culture, cherish its beauty, and create lasting memories in this captivating city that leaves an indelible mark on your heart.
Try and enjoy the cuisine of Kalamata
In this fertile, blessed land, everything is grown. Olive oil, olives and wine surpass their fame while the local cuisine has to show unique, delicious dishes. Among the traditional dishes that you should try in Kalamata are the rooster with noodles, kagianas with sphela and salt, oregano, omelet with wild asparagus, piglet, cod chiladia and of course lalangia and diples.
Best time to visit Kalamata
Kalamata is an ideal destination for holidays all year round. Due to its rich nature, attracts visitors and tourists who love nature activities all year round while, in summer, its endless beach is ideal for those who want a cool swim.
How to use transportation in Kalamata
Transfer from/to Kalamata
There are two ways to reach Kalamata, either by car or by bus from Athens (238 km away) or by airplane, since Kalamata has its own airport located 9 km west of the city.
To get from the airport to the city, you can use buses that take you to the center of Kalamata or take a taxi.
The city has a good bus network. The buses operate dense routes with 7 lines, serving the transport of residents and visitors in almost all the city.