Kalamata

*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.

Kalamata: a magnificent city in Southern Greece

Kalamata, the place where the sun seems to always shine and the Aegean sea whispers her secrets. Wander around the streets in the old city, try the rich flavours of Greek cuisine, and let the locals’ warm hospitality enchant you. Unwind on gorgeous beaches encircled by olive gardens, and discover this bewitching destination’s hidden treasures. Book your complete trip now with flights, accommodation, a rental car, and activities with Transavia Holidays and see for yourself everything that 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.

Endless discoveries in Kalamata city

The old and new centre of Kalamata are great to explore by bike. Cycle through the old centre towards the castle that towers above the city. Had enough of the brilliant view? Then it is time to explore the Palia Poli centre. Here you will find incredibly tasty food! Be sure to also check out the interesting architecture of Panagia Ypapanti cathedral. Have a drink in the new centre on the bustling Vasileos Georgiou square and go shopping after that on the Aristomenous shopping street. In the nearby railway park, check out the old steam locomotives and the old train station. It is a real treat for young and old alike. In the end, a visit to the beach is also definitely worth the trip.

Explore the natural wonders

Kalamata has multifaceted nature, from the azure sea to the forest-covered mountains and the countless olive trees. Do you have an adventurous streak? Go on a jeep safari in the Taygetos mountain range. Or, go on a lovely kayaking tour in Messenia and stop for some snorkelling in the caves along the way. In need of some relaxation? Enjoy the wonderful sandy beaches and the deep blue water. The Voidokilia beach comes highly recommended, as well as the Stoupa beach. It is ideal for children because of the gently sloping sandy beach. Or, swim to the majestic Polilimnio waterfalls. True nature lovers will no doubt feast their eyes on the Gialova Lagoon. Thousands of bird species come here as their last stop on their way to Africa to hibernate.

“Kalamata: where the taste of the famous olives is surpassed only by nature's beauty.”

Try Kalamata’s flavours

Kalamata is situated on the Peloponnese peninsula, which is known for its famous purple Kalamata olives. Try Kalamata’s flavours and book an olive oil tasting to learn everything about the production process. It is an unforgettable experience! Feast on the other delicacies from the region as well, such as the dried figs, raisins, honey, and the sweet diples and pasteli (sesame strips). The local market is a great place to find fresh regional products like fruit, but also fresh herbs from the Taygetos mountain range. Delicious!