Salted meat- Sausages

The salted meat and sausages that are prepared in the time-honored way are an integral part of Messinian tradition and have won over the buying public both of Messinia and its visitors.

Being the region's most famous dishes, their tradition dates back to the 19th century, so whoever you ask in Messinia, they will tell you that these products are a flagship of the Greek cuisine.

That said, it is unheard of to visit Kalamata and not try and/or buy the famous salted meat -pasto in Greek - (pork that is salted, smoked and boiled) and the equally famous sausage filled with various herbs and orange rind.