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 traditional yet cosmopolitan destination on mainland Greece. The old and the new collide here, with a picturesque line-up of churches, tavernas and cobbled streets in the north of the city contrasting with the buzzy bars, sleek restaurants and modern hotels down at the harbour. It's jam-packed with history and stuffed full shops too, so if you want a bit of everything, this is it.
Akti Taygetos
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£577pp
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  • London Stansted, Wed 19 Jun 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Akti Taygetos

Kalamata, Peloponnese

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Based on 290 reviews

29.2 Km to Explore the ancient city of Messini

  • Beachfront location
  • Stunning garden surroundings
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Modern accommodation
  • Peaceful atmosphere
Grecotel Filoxenia Kalamata
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£565pp
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  • London Stansted, Wed 29 May 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Grecotel Filoxenia Kalamata

Kalamata, Peloponnese

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Based on 621 reviews

26.7 Km to Explore the ancient city of Messini

  • Excellent beachfront location
  • Great for families
  • Friendly service
  • Certified Sustainable Hotel
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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.

Ancient Sparta

Ancient Sparta

Kalamata, Peloponnese

Want to see some of Greece’s greatest history? There are famous cities and then there’s Sparta – one of Ancient Greece’s mighty military centres. If you’ve seen Gerard Butler lead the warrior Spar-tans into...
Kalamata Municipal Railway Park

Kalamata Municipal Railway Park

Kalamata, Peloponnese

Experience an important part of Greek society at Kalamata’s open-air railway museum. Discover the traditional railway station, vintage carriages and freight wagons that were used by passengers of different...
Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes

Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes

Kalamata, Peloponnese

Calling all fashionistas, here’s an attraction you won’t want to miss! Discover traditional Greek garments from throughout the ages at the incredible Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek...
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