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Kalamata: a stunning city in southern Greece

In the southwest of the Greek Peloponnesos peninsula lies the beautiful beach resort of Kalamata. You will feel right at home here. Like in the Netherlands, locals love to ride their bicycle. Enjoy delicious local dishes in Kalamata. The most popular item? The Kalamata olive (oil) of course. The Peloponnesos also offers a diverse natural landscape. Beaches, mountains, waterfalls, flora and fauna. Kalamata has it all. Book your trip including the flight, accommodation, rental car and activities with Transavia Holidays and discover what Kalamata has to offer.


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*Starting prices per person on the basis of a return trip for 2 people, including costs payable locally (excluding €22,50 booking costs, SGR-contribution, Dutch calamity funds. Excluding any possible credit card surcharge). Prices can vary depending on flight fare, hotel, and/or car availability. The carriage of hold luggage is not included in the shown prices.

Discover Kalamata city

The old and new centre of Kalamata is easily explored by bicycle. Cycle through the old city towards the castle that towers over the city. Did you enjoy the beautiful views? Then it's time to discover the centre of Palia Poli. A great place to enjoy delicious food! Take a look at the unique architecture of the Panagia Ypapanti cathedral. Head to lively Vasileos Georgiou square in the new centre for drinks and browse the popular Aristomenous shopping street. Visit the old steam locomotives and the old train station in the nearby railway park, a great spot for people of all ages. And last but not least, do visit the beach.

Explore the island's natural wonders

Kalamata boasts a diverse natural landscape with its turquoise sea, forested mountains and many olive trees. Looking for adventure? Book a jeep safari in the Taygetos mountains. Or plan a lovely kayak trip in Messenia and stop along the way for snorkelling around the caves. Ready to relax? Enjoy the magnificent sandy beaches and the turquoise blue water. Some of the best beaches include Voidokilia and Stoupa. The sandy beach gently slopes down so it's perfect for children. Or swim to the stunning Polilimnio waterfalls. Real nature lovers will be thrilled with a visit to the Gialova Lagoon. Thousands of bird species stop here before they continue their journey to Africa for the winter.

“Kalamata: where the taste of its famous olives is only outdone by the beauty of its landscape”.

Taste the Kalamata flavour

Kalamata is world-famous for its purple-coloured Kalamata olives. The peninsula is full of olive groves. Taste the flavour of Kalamata and book an olive oil tasting to learn everything about the production process. An unforgettable experience! Also make sure you try other local delicacies, such as dried figs, raisins, honey and sweet diples and pasteli (sesame bars). The local market is perfect for buying fresh local products, such as vegetables and fruit, but also fresh herbs from the Taygetos mountains. Or try some local dishes, such as the delicious vegetable goulash. Sip some of the outstanding local wines to experience the best of Kalamata.