Kalamata Farmer's Market
Kalamata Farmer's Market
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The Kalamata Farmer's Market (Agora) is a foodie haven and a must do when in the Peloponnese region or indeed in Kalamata. The market is open on Wednesday and Saturday from sunrise to sunset.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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PC May
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK24 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We were blown away. The last time we had visited was before lockdown. The market has now expanded well beyond the market hall and had every conceivable seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs, meat, fish, etc., etc.
This was the Wednesday market. Saturday is meant to be even bigger and better.
It used to be arrive early or everyone will be sold out. That doesn't seem to be the case now.
Even if you don't need to buy anything, it's still worth a visit. Take your camera to capture the invigorating atmosphere.
Written October 11, 2023
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angangang
Ohio136 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
We went to the Kalamata market while in the area and enjoyed the experience immensely. We were doing most of our own cooking in our self-catering accommodation, and we bought a ton of fresh foods - citrus fruit, veggies, olives, herbs, etc. We bought a few souvenirs as well. Quality and prices are great.

We saw the whole goats and lambs hanging in the butchers' windows (this was the week before Easter), and we did not have the courage to buy a fresh octopus when a vendor threw a basket full of freshly caught ones onto his table.

We really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with the people. Although obvious foreigners, everyone tried hard to communicate with us and did not hesitate to grab the neighbor vendor for a few words of English. If you step up, grab a plastic bag, and start throwing in your produce like everyone else, you will have no issues.

This is a real farmer's market and not like some "traditional" markets we have seen elsewhere where the main products seem to be cheap sunglasses and fake Rolexes.

When we travel we always try to support the local people directly and not by way of large corporations all the time. We felt we were doing exactly this by buying at the farmer's market.

The first time we went we entered from the south (through the city) and had the full experience of city traffic and parking. We survived it, but it was a a bit of an adventure. The second time we went we entered from the north (off of the main road/highway); and while this was definitely a bit slower day, we thought this might be an easier way to access the market and find parking even on a normal market day.
Written April 20, 2018
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brystanners21
Leicester, UK70 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
On Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year, a large area of the rear end of this rather sprawling City, is occupied by hundreds of food producers from the surrounding areas. As has been observed, most of the population of the Peloponnese are involved in farming, so quality is of the essence.
It is all incredibly impressive and I urge you to go, if only to be overwhelmed! There are no cheap clothes or tourist rubbish (at least not in April) - just vegetables, fruit, herbs, honey, meat, extraordinary fish displays.
Memorable.
Written May 9, 2018
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Josh M
Hanalei, HI6 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
This market is for the local people so prices can be really good. We went unsure of what to expect and ended up getting produce for the next few days. Most prices you see will be euro per kilo not per piece or bag so pay attention. Also, bring as much change or small currency as possible such as .50, 1, and 2 Euro pieces because unless purchasing quite a bit of food then it's quite cheap. Some will speak english but many do not so just do your best, after all you are in their country so smile and learn as best you can. It is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays is what I'm led to believe and its great for getting any produce, meat, fish, for the week.
Written September 14, 2016
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fezzMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia106 contributions
Jul 2016
had seen some vision of this market on an Australian food program and the accompanying chefs own book that showcased Greece, it's produce and regional cuisine. I have wanted to go and had finally got here.
The Kalamata Farmer's Market (Agora) is a foodie haven and a must do when in the Peloponnese region or indeed in Kalamata. Meandering through the lanes of market stalls viewing and sampling before you buy the fruits and vegetables of the season is an absolute joy. Stall holders are very friendly and are happy to assist as required, not sure how many speak or understand English? However, food speaks all languages.
The seafood, meat, poultry, game and pantry stalls display and sell all the freshest seasonal produce and will prepare, clean, fillet or slice anything you desire. It is such a treat to be able to purchase seasonal wild vegetables, particularly asparagus, artichoke and much more. Also, there are cafes and bakeries that provide refreshments and have a break. The market is open on Wednesday and Saturday - try and go early and enjoy.
Written July 1, 2016
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Robert M
London, UK18 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Popped along to look at the local products on sale in this market it's amazing looking at the different vegetables and fruits sizes of them compared to what we get in England also nice people watching it's interesting day
Written November 28, 2019
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kostam
Belgrade, Serbia197 contributions
Jul 2019
This is probably one of the finest farmers markets I have seen in Greece. Happens every Wednesday and Saturday with lots of fresh produce from all over the region. A must see for anyone who appreciates good food.
Written October 11, 2019
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Nico B
North Pole, AK41 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
While at other places in the world the market place has vanished or changed to be something almost industrial, here in Kalamata the market place is for the biggest part what it used to be: peasants from the surrounding area bringing their own stuff for sale.
So things are very fresh, very seasonal and very price worthy here. Also very colourful and loud.
So for the locals, this is the best place to do their fresh stuff shopping and for the tourists a kind of original attraction that is worth experiencing.
Written June 24, 2019
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Kimm F
Bournemouth, UK145 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Go early to this wonderful local market or you will miss out on the fast-selling produce and glorious local characters going about their business. Prices are low and every stall was an utter delight.
Stop off for a coffee across the road and hand out watching people passing by. In May I was the only local in the market but I imagine in high season it is much busier with tourists.
Written May 18, 2019
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LaCenterentola
Zurich123 contributions
May 2017
- in our hometown we have a lovely market twice a week and thus were looking forward to visiting this market here in kalamata
- we came almost at closing time and did not intend to shop as shortly before leaving kalamata
- however: of course we finally walked off back to the hotel with various bags full of market food items. Excellent quality, very friendly people selling their goods
- we can recommend this definitely, be it only fo15 minutes or for 2 hours
- come best before 12 so all fish is available; closing 2pm
Written May 28, 2017
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