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What to Do and See in Kalamata

Kalamata ● Kardamyli ● Koroni ● Messinia ● Methoni ● Pylos ● 01 February 2018

What to Do and See in Kalamata

Kalamata is an up and coming destination that both locals and tourists love. Its unique location and its unspoiled natural surrounding makes it ideal for peaceful holidays all year round. Here is a list of what to do and see in Kalamata.

Kalamata Old Town

The old town of Kalamata is picturesque, traditional and classic. You will find some trendy local bars that locals love especially during the winter time. You will also find some little traditional shops serving the local made Greek coffee, locally produced olive oil and olives and special delis. Visit the archaeological museum that you will find in the heart of the old town and you will be surprised by the unique rich ancient history of Messinia.
Kalamata Old Town

Visit Methoni Castle

Just 40 minutes drive from Kalamata centre you will find one of the biggest castles in Europe. Methoni castle was built literally inside the water and offers an amazing view over the Messinian gulf. Its architecture is stunning and you can walk inside the castle or event swim around it. You can visit it daily during the summer, the doors open early morning and they close after the sunset. Be here for the sunset, the view is magic!
You can get here with your car driving along the coast from Kalamata all the way until Methoni passing from some wonderful villages and beaches.
Methoni Castle

Koroni Castle

Koroni is the Venetian little town right on the edge of the south part of the peninsula of Peloponnese. A really beautiful little town with great past, history and nature that surrounds it. Koroni has a wonderful castle that offers a unique view in the Messinian Gulf. You can walk inside the castles where you will see the houses that were built inside and are still inhabited.
Zaga beach is right at the other side of the castle and is one of the best beaches in Messinia,ideal for families with kids or anyone who love sunshine and swimming or water sports.
Koroni Castle


Pylos it the queen of Messinia thanks to its wonderful nature and the top golf courses it offers in Costa Navarino. You will find a great archaeological museum, a wonderful castle, amazing beaches such as Voidokilia Beach and Romanos Beach and some unique little islands you can visit by renting a small boat at the port. Visit the main square at the port and the picturesque and luxurious little spot of Gialova for some great local food and shopping.

Kardamyli Village

This traditional village will surprise you with its beautiful, unspoiled nature full of olive groves and its top traditional local architecture. You will find some high quality accommodation and jazz bars and cafes, great local cuisine, a beautiful folklore museum in the heart of the village and very special beaches in the village and in the area around it. Foneas is one of them, very popular to the locals and visitors. Check out the Jazz festival every summer with top artists from around the world and free entrance for all!

Where to Stay

Villa in Kalamata, Greece Villa Teo
Villa Teo
Mikri Mantineia, 24100 Kalamata, Greece

Villa Teo is located in the popular resort of Mikri Mantineia, approximately a 15-minute drive away from the center of Kalamata. The nearest beach and restaurants are just a 4-minute walk away. Kalamata International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.