Description

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 divided into three separate villages, paralia (beach), Kato and Ano Verga.

Managing to ideally combine mountain and sea (its highest point is just 10' away from the beach) and the endless view of the Messinian Gulf and Kalamata, it offers a plethora of choices for accommodation, food and entertainment (Ano Verga has the most famous open-bars of the Kalamata region) that will satisfy its visitors, establishing it a must-go-to place in Messinia.

Given that Verga beach is a favorite among bathers for their cool dips in the waters of the Mediterranean, it becomes very busy in the summer. Kato Verga, also known as Kato Selitsa, is known for the views of Kalamata and its bay and connects with Ano Verga, the most picturesque of the three villages, via a narrow road.

Ano Verga has an altitude of 860 m and stands out because of its picturesque and traditional style.

The village's most significant attractions include the Holy Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary with a wooden iconostasis dating back to 1842, the Holy Church of Agia Paraskevi with the magnificent 17th century frescoes and the Holy Church of Agios Ioannis Theologos with frescoes estimated at being painted in 1741.

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