Long beaches, fine olives and delicious honey are what holidays in Kalamata are all about. Kalamata is Messinia's capital and the second-largest city in the Peloponnese. Kalamata is also the gateway to the resorts in the Messinia and Mani areas and also the ancient city of Olympia. The resort’s long stretch of sand and pebble beach with clear warm waters is popular with both sunbathers and swimmers or, for the more active, there’s a wealth of water sports on offer. Kalamata is a laid-back resort offering a good selection of accommodation to suit every budget, from cheap B&Bs to luxury hotel complexes. There is also a wide choice of bars, restaurants and small shops lining the busy marina and seafront. For culture-lovers, there’s the Benakeion Archaeological Museum, the Byzantine church, the 13th-century Castle of Kalamata, and the Railway Museum of the Municipality of Kalamata to explore. Holidays in Kalamata are the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy a relaxing holiday with family or friends in the hot Greek sunshine. What's more, flights to Kalamata take less than four hours from the UK, meaning a Kalamata holiday is never too far away.
Holidays in Kalamata are all about relaxation with days spent on the long sandy beach and enjoying the watersports on offer. The marina in Kalamata offers many boat trips, with fishing, sailing and windsurfing all popular activities. Explore the Benekeion Archaelogical Museum, the Byzantine Church, the Castle of Kalamata and the Railway Museum. Regular ferries also leave Kalamata Port for the Greek Island of Crete in the summer months. Explore the beautiful countryside around the resort on foot, by bike or on horseback.
Nightlife in Kalamata is lowkey with much of the entertainment provided by the hotel and apartment complexes. There are a few bars and nightclubs to enjoy by the waterfront. A traditional Greek evening in one of the local tavernas, where the bouzouki music is sure to get people up dancing, is the perfect end to a evenings meal.
There are plenty of places to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in Kalamata. The town centre and beachfront has a good mix of modern and traditional restaurants, cafes and bars, while the streets in between the two have many restaurants to enjoy the menu of the day. Sample the famous Kalamata olives or enjoy mezze and the Greek favourites of mousakka or calamari with baklava for dessert. Aniseedflavoured Ouzo is the preferred aperitif and the robustly flavoured Retsina wine is the popular accompaniment to any meal.
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