Kalamata is the largest town and capital of Messinia. It is a bustling town that has nothing to envy from other major towns in Greece.
Having the advantage of being located along a large coast, Kalamata is divided into the beachfront with the esplanade (the town's reference point, especially during the summer months) and the historical center with its castle (a meeting place for locals and visitors during the winter).
Navarino Street, the town's beach road, comprises of cafes, bars and restaurants, where residents and visitors gather to combine business with pleasure, and enjoy the panoramic sea view.
As you head towards the town's center, busy Aristomenous Street will lead you to the central square and the Iatropoulou pedestrian walkway that is bustling with modern cafes and bars. If you head further up, you will find the Town Hall and then the historical 23th March Square, where the Greek Revolution of 1821 began. Right behind the Square is the town's historical center. In the winter, the area beneath the castle is converted into a sophisticated hangout with the best places to be.
Kalamata also has its own marina, where you will find luxury yachts and boats. The area also has some of the most famous restaurants and fish tavernas. Lastly, do not miss out on visiting the Municipal Railway Park of Kalamata is an open-air train museum, unique of its kind in Greece.