Kalamata, the charming coastal town in the shadow of the majestic Taygetos
Kalamata, the capital of Messinia, displays a uniquely charming profile, with impressive infrastructure, endless natural beauty, incomparable colors of nature, memorable places, exquisite and world-renowned products from its fertile land and the deep blue sea. Kalamata is a lively and beautiful city, a station for visitors who will continue their journey to nearby beautiful destinations.
Walk to the Old Town where the heart of Kalamata beats but also to the famous Castle and the Monastery of the Nuns. Just a few kilometers away, ancient Messina with its archeological site radiates with magnificence and welcomes visitors to teach them history and culture.
No matter how many times you visit it, you will never stop discovering its beauties and small treasures, with the sea stretching crystal clear and Taygetos, proud and imposing embracing it.
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.