Attractions in Messinia

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Pilos

Voidokilia

Located at a 10 km distance from Pylos, next to the Gialova lagoon in the western part of Messinia, you will come across Voidokilia, the spectacular, famous...

Rest of Messinia

Ancient Messene

If you find yourselves in the Messinia region, the most significant archaeological site that you must visit is that of Ancient Messene which is located just...

Methoni

Castle of Methoni

Built in 1209 by the Venetians, the castle of Methoni lies at the southernmost point of the Peloponnese and is one of the greatest fortifications in the...

Historical Center

Archaeological Museum of Messinia

In the heart of Kalamata's historical center, directly opposite the historical church of Agion Apostolon, at the location which once housed the town's Public...

Gialova

Gialova Lagoon

The Gialova lagoon is one of the most significant wetlands in Europe and the southernmost major stopover for migratory birds from the Balkans. Also known as...

Center

Contemporary Greek Art Gallery of Kalamata

The Contemporary Greek Art Gallery of Kalamata has been operating in the town center since 1962. Located on busy Aristomenous Street, it is housed in...

Verga

Verga

Also known as Selitsa (in the past), Verga is a community belonging to the Municipality of Kalamata. It is located 7 km east of the Messinian capital and is...

Rest of Messinia

Museum of Ancient Messene

The Museum of Ancient Messene is located 500 meters away from the village center of Mavromati. It is housed in a two-story building that was built during...

Gialova

Gialova

Gialova, which is located in the western part of the region, is one of Messinia's most well-known areas since it is situated in the historical location of...

Stoupa

Stoupa

Stoupa, in the part of Messinian Mani, is one of the more famous tourist resorts in Messinia and is located about 44 km east of Kalamata. The small village...

Rest of Messinia

Archaeological Museum of Chora

The Archaeological Museum of Chora is located 4 km away from Nestor's Palace, in the western part of the prefecture, in the region of Epano Englianos, and...

Pilos

Pylos

Located in the western part of the region at a 50 km distance from Kalamata is one of the most beautiful small towns of Messinia which hears to the name of...

Rest of Messinia

Vasiliki Forest

Located at the southern mountain range of Mt. Taygetos, Vasiliki Forest is an above ground paradise for nature lovers. Situated at an 8 km distance from the...

Historical Center

Castle of Kalamata

The castle of Kalamata is located in the northwestern part of the town on a low rocky hill above the river Nedos. Its construction dates back to the...

Historical Center

Military Museum of Kalamata

The building on Mitropolitou Meletiou Street that once housed the old Metropolis of Messinia in Kalamata's historical center in now home to the Military...

Kitries

Kitries

This is a historical, picturesque fishing village that is located 15 km from the center of Kalamata. Kitries peninsular is also the endpoint of Mt. Kefali....

Koroni

Koroni

The beautiful and picturesque town of Koroni is located approximately 52 km from the region's capital. Koroni is a seaside town that stands out due to the...

Rest of Messinia

Neda Gorge

Neda River, which is the natural boundary that divides the prefectures of Messinia and Ilia, springs from Mt. Lykeo. It forms a 32 km route and is one of the...

Finikounda

Finikounta

Located between Methoni and Koroni in the southern part of Messinia, Finikounta is a picturesque fishing village that is chosen by many for tranquil and...

Kardamili

Towers of West Mani

Anyone that has heard of Mani brings to mind the impressive and imposing tower houses that have been taken out of the area's noble past and constructed with...

Center

Railway Park of Kalamata

In the heart of Kalamata, a mere 5' walk from the town's central square, the Railway Park is an open-air museum, unique of its kind in Greece Also known as...

Methoni

Methoni

Located at the region's most south western point, at a distance 61 km from the center of Kalamata and 12 km from Pylos, you will come across the town of...

Rest of Messinia

Castle of Zarnata

The Castle of Zarnata, also known as Castle of Koumoundouraki, is located in West Mani between the villages of Kampos and Stavropigio. Given that it is one...

Rest of Messinia

Palace of Nestor

Situated on the hill of Epano Englianos, 14 km from Pylos is the Palace of Nestor, the renowned king of Pylos, which is the best example of a well-preserved...

Rest of Messinia

Filiatra

Filiatra, which is built at a 70m altitude and is situated between Gargaliani and Kyparissia, is one of the newer towns of western Messinia. According to one...

Rest of Messinia

Holy Monastery of Velanidia

With its name inspired by the perennial oak tree in its yard, the Holy Monastery of Velanidia –dedicated to Zoodochos Pigi– is located 6 km north of...

Kardamili

Kardamyli

Kardamyli, one of the most beautiful villages in Messinian Mani, is located 37 km east of Kalamata. This quaint, yet noble village is nestled in the...