Kalamata holidays allow all who visit the chance to step into a world full of fascinating historical and cultural wonders.
A stunning modern escape, the city in Greece can trace its origins back to the writings of Homer. Kalamata is located between the magnificent Mount Taygetos and the stunning Messinian Bay for postcard-worthy views galore. Kalamata is now one of the biggest cities in the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece, and is arguably one of the mainland’s most beautiful spots. Holidays to Kalamata will provide you with a warm Mediterranean climate, known for its hot and dry summers, as well as a wealth of Greece’s natural beauty and elegant charm.
Things to Do in Kalamata
Holidays in Kalamata offer many interesting attractions to help fill your days with ease. Spend the morning exploring the spectacular Modern Greek Art Gallery and the Benakeion Archaeological Museum, both of which are perfect for culture vultures. For lunch, take a walk around King George Square, a much loved meeting point filled with the aroma of delicious food that can be sampled in a range of coffee shops, cafés and restaurants. After lunch, relax and unwind by taking a swim in the beautifully pristine waters of the Blue Flag Kalamata Beach or participate in one of the many water sports on offer.
The beach area is packed with many restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes. Finally, spend the evening in a traditional taverna, sample Greek specialities, such as the world renowned Kalamata olives, and watch the sun set with a cocktail in one of the bars located along the magnificent seafront.
From Homer to Kalamata
The centre of Kalamata offers a wide range of hotels complete with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, restaurants and private, self-catering facilities as standard. The centre benefits from the advantage of having close access to shops, bars, restaurants, cafés and sites of historical and cultural interest to fill up your days and nights. With budget-friendly, 3-star hotels on offer, you’ll be in a great location to explore some of Kalamata’s best bits, as well as having a comfortable and stylish place to call home while you’re away.
The railway station district is surrounded by plenty of pretty side streets, cafés, bars and hotels situated close to both the city centre and the resort's world-class beaches. The Kalamata beach area, meanwhile, is home to many elegant 4-star hotels, within walking distance of pristine white sandy beaches and offering breath-taking sea views.
Culture Vultures’ Delight
One of the great advantages of exploring Kalamata on foot is that most of the city centre is a pedestrian only zone. In a short time, you will be able to walk from the centre of Kalamata to Navarinou Street, the resort's main coastal walkway. Here you can shop for interesting souvenirs, sample the local food and marvel at the beautiful boats resting in Kalamata Marina. Kalamata holidays will leave you spoilt for choice when deciding which cultural and historical attractions to visit first.
One of the area’s top historical attractions is the dramatically placed hillside castle, originally built in the 13th century. Grab yourself a slice of history before taking in the mesmerising views of the city below. Today, the castle is used as a glorious open air theatre, and is home to the annual Kalamata International Dance Festival. Stroll further around the centre and admire the Temple of the Visitation of the Saviou, the Old City and explore a host of interesting museums and art galleries including the Historical and Folkloric Museum and the Railway Park Open Air Museum.