Kalamata

Kalamata holidays

Perched on the Peloponnese peninsula, Kalamata is chiefly renowned for its juicy olives, but there’s a whole lot more to this destination on mainland Greece. The old and the new collide here, with a picturesque line-up of churches and cobbled streets in the north of the city contrasting with the buzzy bars, sleek restaurants and modern hotels down at the harbour.
Grecotel Filoxenia Hotel

Grecotel Filoxenia Hotel

Kalamata, Peloponnese

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4.0 Km to Visit Ypapanti Church

  • Excellent beachfront location
  • Great for families
  • Friendly service
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Beaches galore

Beach fans will be in their element in Kalamata, with a Blue Flag stretch embellishing the palm-lined waterfront. But that’s not the only place to put your feet up with a good book. Pebbly Mikri Mantinia Beach is the place to go for stunning views of the Taygetus Mountains, while dazzling Voidokilia Beach is a sandy paradise.

Heaps of history

There’s no hiding from Kalamata’s heritage, as it’s displayed in all its glory around the city. The 13th-century castle is one prime example and from here the old town snakes out among quaint passageways. Sniff out the museums in Kalamata too for more history, with spots dedicated to archaeology, folklore, Greek costumes and more.

Oodles of olives

Kalamata olives are the city’s most famed export, so when in the city, sampling them is a must! Nibble on a bowl of them or try them as a tapenade, spread on freshly-baked bread. As well as these little beauties, restaurants at the marina dish up seafood delights, while those in the old town come up trumps with Greek classics. Lamb chops, moussaka, courgette fritters… we’re drooling already.

Explore the ancient city of Messini

Explore the ancient city of Messini

Kalamata, Peloponnese

North of Kalamata, you'll find the ancient city of Messini hidden within a hillside. Come here to wander the remains of a temple, marketplace and stadium that date all the way back to 371 BC.
Voidokilia Beach

Voidokilia Beach

Kalamata, Peloponnese

This must-see beach is one of the best in the country! As if plucked straight from the Caribbean, this sandy patch wraps around a golden bay, with azure waters on one side and a lagoon on the other. Bring a...
Farmer's market

Farmer's market

Peloponnese

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, tourists and locals alike flock to the farmer’s market for their share of local fare. Wander among stalls creaking under the mountains of fresh fruit and veg as people rush by...
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