Welcome to Messinia
Acquaintance with Messinia
On the southwestern tip of the Peloponnese there is a very fertile land. During all the centuries of its existence anything sown there was growing and fructifying. The land of Messinia, so rich in fruits, welcomes you with open arms and invites you to discover its hidden beauties.
Messinia… The Mediterranean beauty in its full splendor!
The calm transparent waters of the Messinian Bay join the abrupt grandeur of the Mount Taygetos, the lush olive groves entangle with the cypresses and bougainvilleas, while the Venetian castles and the traditional towers of Mani state through the history of their stones the nature and soul of people living here. The exotic beaches with crystal sea waters are real summer temptations. They supplement the majestic beauty of the mountains, making Messinia an ideal holiday destination all year round.
Highlights: Castles of Pylos, Methoni and Koroni and Palace of Nestor
Beach life: Beach of Kalamata, Kalogria Beach, Voidokilia Beach
Art appointment: International Dance Festival of Kalamata
Sightseeing: Old Kardamili and Waterfalls of Polylimnio
Life & Style: the deluxe hotel complex of Costa Navarino that highlighted Messinia as a top travel destination
Food & Leisure: Dinner in Stoupa or Finikounda overlooking the sunset
Luxury hotels, attractive villas, conference halls, yacht marinas, sports training centers are only a few infrastructure items that can serve individual travelers and tourist groups. Scientists and students can enrich their knowledge by visiting castles, museums and archaeological sites. Hikers can explore the paths of Mount Taygetos and pick up local herbs. The scattered churches and historic monasteries satisfy the religious sentiments. Everything in Messinia is exciting. If you visit this area for the first time, it will surely charm you and you will come back many times, because some of its secrets have remained undiscovered… So do focus on Messinia, and within a few hours you will gather a heap of exotic photos.
Kalo Nero beach
Mesinian Mani – Kalamitsi, Stoupa, Kardamili
What to buy
Do not leave Messinia unless you take with you Kalamata olives, extra virgin olive oil, local wine, ouzo and liqueurs (available in small bottles), honey and sesame bars, as well as the famous Kalamata silk shawls.
Tip: the Kalamata olives have made Messinia famous all over the world!
Experience the magic of Messinia on your floating villa, cruise miles of picturesque, unspoiled and un-crowded coastline, and cool off with a swim in sparkling deep blue waters!
How to get here
Kalamata Airport, Messinia
Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
From Athens by “KTEL of Messinia” – interurban bus (from the Bus Station on Kifissou Str.)
Information and tickets: +30 210 5233810, +30 210 5134293