Excursions in Kalamata

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Whether you're staying in Kalamata for one day or several, here are some suggestions for where you can spend your time in this Greek seaside town.

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Old Town of Kalamata

Located in Peloponnese, Kalamata is a seaside town with plenty to offer. Visitors can find great beaches, excellent gastronomic scene, and wild hikes. The city also has some unique cultural attractions. Its castle is one of the best places to watch the sunset. It also hosts a Greek theatrical performance in summer.

The castle of Kalamata is built on a small hill in the back of the old town. It was constructed in the thirteenth century by Francs. It survived a 1986 earthquake and provides a haven of peace and quiet. The lower part of the castle is open to the public during the mornings. The upper part of the castle is closed most of the time. It has a great view of the city and Messene valley.

The Old Town of Kalamata is a maze of cobbled streets and beautiful churches. Ypapanti Church is the oldest parish in Kalamata, and it features neoclassical architecture.

The main square of Kalamata is a large rectangle surrounded by restored neoclassical buildings. It is a popular place to visit. The main square has plenty of space to sit or stroll and has a variety of cafes and peddlers.

Souvlakia o Tzimis

Located in the square of Agios Apostolos, Souvlakia o Tzimis is a landmark of the city. This restaurant offers Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, gyros, doner kebabs and more. Its low-roofed shop of around 20 square meters looks like an exhibition of old Kalamata's shop signs.

Tzimis is a 22-year-old entrepreneur who made his mark in the traditional souvlaki business. Tzimis has been working various jobs before purchasing his own business twelve years ago. Today, Tzimis owns a few other businesses, including a well-reviewed and popular family-run restaurant and a slick bodega.

Souvlakia o Tzimis may not be the first place you think of when it comes to finding the best of the best, but it is definitely a worthy contender in the foodie department. The staff are friendly and the menu is a good value.

Aside from the food, the Tzimis is also a great stop for a coffee or a cocktail. The cocktail menu has a wide range of drinks and prices are competitive. The restaurant has a nice terrace for those who want to dine al fresco.

Sailing in the Messinian Gulf-Koroni and Mani area

During your sailing in the Messinian Gulf-Koroni and Mani area in Kalamata you'll find a lot to see and do. There's a wonderful seafront to stroll along, many cafeterias and clubs to sample ice cream, and even an award-winning beach with hotels, restaurants, and outdoor activities.

The port of Kalamata is a popular destination for cruise ships. It is a transportation hub for the area and has been growing in popularity with visitors over the past few years. The pier is a favorite with people of all ages.

During the spring, there is a flower show that goes on for several days in the city. The festival ends with a parade of colorful floats. There are also art exhibitions and performances that take place at the municipal art gallery.

Anthesteria is an ancient institution. It signals the beginning of spring and the full rebirth of nature. The festival begins in various regions of Greece and ends with a flower-decorated float parade. It is a beautiful sight to behold.

Hotels in Kalamata

Whether you are visiting Kalamata for a family holiday or for a romantic getaway, there are many hotels in Kalamata to choose from. The city has a variety of accommodations to suit all travel needs, from cheap capsules to 5-star luxury hotels.

In addition to its stunning sandy beaches, Kalamata is home to an array of sights and attractions. Visitors can explore the ruins of an ancient fort or visit the local military museum. The town also offers a range of restaurants serving regional specialties.

If you are looking for a hotel with a view of the beach, you will want to check out the Horizon Blu Boutique Hotel. This luxury hotel features rooms with private pools. Other amenities include a gym and wellness center. There is also a pool bar and cocktail lounge.

Another great option is the Green House, which is located right in the middle of the city. This home away from home is equipped with two bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining area and a garden.

Unique guided tours in Kalamata

One of the best ways to see the city is by taking a guided tour. These tours take you through the historic center of Kalamata, where you can see the medieval castle and the Monastery of St. Constantine and Helen. Other highlights of this tour include a stop at a charming cafe and the train museum.

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One of the best things to do in Kalamata is to attend a dance festival in the summer. This annual event is very popular and attracts people from all over Greece. Make sure to book ahead to attend if you are interested in seeing some amazing dance performances. The festival takes place along Navarino Avenue. The city's beachfront is also a popular place to hang out, with umbrellas, showers, and bars.

In Kalamata, you can also see the medieval town's ruins. The town's Kastro, or castle, dates from the early 13th century. While it is not as ornate as other fortifications in Peloponnese, it still offers excellent city views. In addition, excavations have revealed the ruins of the ancient city of Fares, which was populated in the 6th century. This is where the church of Virgin Mary Kalomata is located.

One of the best places to eat in Kalamata is the central public market. It has over 400 vendors selling a variety of food and drinks. You can sample local cheeses and honey, as well as olives and nuts. The market is open twice a week, and Saturday is the best day to visit.

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