The pearl of the Peloponnese peninsula
Located on the Peloponnese peninsula, in the regional unit of Messenia, the historical coastal city of Kalamata is a real gem to explore. It is also a choice place to enjoy the beach and an excellent starting point for touring the area.
Greece’s rich history and culture make it a treasure trove awash with archaeological sites. This is also true of Kalamata, the city situated at the foot of Mount Taygetus, with the Benakeion Archaeological Museum as one of its most significant sights. From this charming small town, it is worthwhile for all discoverers to start a Peloponnese tour.
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Edelweiss tips for Kalamata (Greece)
Sightseeing in your Kalamata holidays
While the castle from the 13th century is enthroned above the city, the nunnery of Kalogreon (where beautiful silk fabrics are woven) is one of the historically most important buildings in the city, along with the Church of the Apostles. View in maps
Kalamata is ideal for a beach holiday thanks to its beautiful beaches. Kalamata is famous for its beaches, which include the especially lovely three-mile-long Verga beach. The seaside town of Kardamili is embedded in a stunning landscape of blue sea and green hills and (still) considered an insider tip. View in maps