The famous Kalamata (Kalamon) olives, which carry the Protected Designation of Origin label, are definitely one of Messinia's most recognized local products. Despite its size, this small olive tree fruit has traveled the world and contributed to the region's development.

It is a basic food both for Greeks as well as foreigners and their excellent flavor and exceptional quality is due to the ideal weather conditions that prevail in the wider region of Kalamata and that they are hand picked.