World-famous for its Kalamata olives, this town is an excellent base for your day trips to nearby points of archaeological and cultural interest.

A picture showing some buildings in the old city of Kalamata.
photo: G Da / CC BY-SA 3.0

Kalamata Attractions

The exterior and the front side of the Ypapanti Church of Kalamata.
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Ypapanti (Metropolitan) Church

The Cathedral hosts the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary who is the Patron Saint of the city and celebrates on the 2nd of February.


Vasileos Georgiou Square

A meeting point for locals and visitors and also a historical spot that changed its name more than 12 times during the last century.


Monastery of Saints Konstantinos & Eleni

The nuns in this convent weave wonderful cloths using traditional loom - towels, tablecloths, curtains, and traditional Kalamata scarfs.


Castle of Kalamata

Ancient fortification reinforced by the Byzantines in the 6th century and reconstructed by the Venetians in the 13th century.

Kalamata Why visit?

  • Home of the famous Kalamata olives.
  • Excellent home base for excursions and adventures.
  • Famous for its simple, balanced, and nutritious cuisine.

Kalamata Museums


Archaeological Museum of Messinia

Small but interesting museum that provides a panorama of the region's ancient history. The collection of findings is remarkable.


Historical & Folklore Museum of Kalamata

Housed in a mansion of the 19th century, it informs the visitors about the region's recent history, tradition and customs.


Municipal Railway Park of Kalamata

Open-air railway museum that covers an area of 54 acres and is located in the city center - just 5 minutes from the central square.