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.

During the Ottoman occupation, Kitries was the seat of the Beys that governed Mani and the most important port in the Messinian Gulf, where the region's trade (imports and exports) took place. It should be noted that in 1819, the Mavromichali, Grigoraki and Troupakis families signed a pact known as the "Treaty of Kitries" with which they called a truce and joined forces for the Greek Revolution of '21.

The village is presently visited for its fresh fish by the sea.