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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rest of Messinia

Holy Monastery of Voulkanos

At the top of Mt. Ithomi, between the villages of Mavromati and Valyra stands the Holy Monastery of Voulkanos which dates back to the 17th century. According...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Koroni

Castle of Koroni

Above the small town of Koroni, in the southwest part of Peloponnese, the Castle of Koroni stands proud over the years. It was built on the hilltop during...

Rest of Messinia

Rintomou Gorge

Rintomou Gorge, also known as Koskaras Gorge, in a beautiful natural environment starts at an altitude of 2031 meters in the ridges of Mt. Taygetos and ends...

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

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...

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...

Rest of Messinia

Petalidi

Petalidi is located at a distance of 26 km from the center of Kalamata. A picturesque fishing village (typical example of a Mediterranean seaside village) in...

Pilos

Archaeological Museum of Pylos

The Archaeological Museum of Pylos was built in 1956 with the donation of the dentist Christos Antonopoulos; this is why it is also known as Antonopouleio....

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...

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...

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...

Rest of Town

Holy Monastery of Agii Konstantinos and Heleni

Known also as the Monastery of Kalogreon (nuns), the Holy Monastery of Agii Konstantinos and Heleni, which was founded by the Hieromonk and Teacher Gerasimos...

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...

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...

Kyparissia

Kyparissia

To the north west of the region and at a distance of 67 km from Kalamata you will come across Kyparissia. Kyparissia, which is the region's third largest...