You can make a holiday to Kalamata whatever you want it to be. There’s plenty to see and do, whether you’re a beach bunny that loves coast hopping or you’re knowledge thirsty, wanting to know more about local culture. You’ll find something to suit everyone.

Take a day trip to the ancient Messene to find the temples and theatres from Roman times, which promises hours of discovery. For a piece of history without leaving Kalamata, there are plenty of museums for you to look in and a 13th century castle that you can take a walk around too.

After a busy day exploring, head for a traditional taverna and sample some of the delicious Kalamata olives.

1. Delve into history at the museums

Greeks are very proud of their history and love to share their stories and artefacts from throughout the years. Whether you’re a history buff or just like to know a little bit more about where you’re visiting.
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2. Explore the old city

The old city of Kalamata is a complete contrast to the modern city, full of traditionally Greek buildings with whitewashed walls and terracotta-topped roofs.
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3. Visit Ancient Messene

The archaeological site of Ancient Messene is around 30 kilometres from Kalamata, but it’s worth the drive because when you get there you’ll be rewarded with one of the best preserved sites in Greece.
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5. Sample authentic Kalamata olives

Come and taste Kalamata’s world-renowned olives. The Messinia region’s beautiful weather creates the ideal climate for growing fruit and vegetables, so you can get those tasty olives you know and love back home.
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