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  • EVagID
    Thessaloniki Region, Greece56 contributions
    excellent museum not to be missed in Kalamata! highlights the cultural and folklore wealth of the country. very nice museum shop value for money.
    Thanks V. Karelia.
    Written November 20, 2022
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  • Emkarla K
    4 contributions
    Keep walking! Some of the best parts of the beach are away from the crowded sea wall area. There are a couple crazy restaurants that have an invisible order list of who is next to have a chair on the beach like De Luz. But all the cool restaurants with chairs use first come first serve. They are where you want to go. Otherwise just park and bring your own chair. The whole beach is public!
    Written August 25, 2022
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  • Tom H
    Halifax, UK93 contributions
    There are several displays of unearthed relics of an extinct era and information about the area and it's history, written both in Greek and English.

    I am sure I paid €4 to enter (€8 max) so this is a cheap experience with an immersive history lesson thrown in for good measure.

    I recommend going here to discover more about Kalamata and the greater Messini. It is very interesting.
    Written August 21, 2022
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  • Vasilis Z
    3 contributions
    Byzantine church in the centre of 23 March square. Was heavily damaged in the1986 earthquake but was then restored.
    Written May 2, 2021
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  • David A
    Boston, UK139 contributions
    This is actually the Cathedral and is a beautiful and interesting church to visit. It is very much an active church with lots of worshippers in while I was there. It has beautiful icons and burning candles. We appreciated being able to visit it.
    Written October 6, 2022
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  • Robert M
    London, UK16 contributions
    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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  • Tom H
    Halifax, UK93 contributions
    It was interesting to walk around looking at the trains. I don't remember any information signs giving context to the displays, but they were nice to look around.

    Kids would love this area and I can imagine it would be so much better to explore when it wasn't the height of summer!
    Written August 20, 2022
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  • Heather D
    5 contributions
    Spend an hour having a blast. Our kids, ages 15 and 12 loved it and was so nice to be out in the sea enjoying some fun activities.
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • alexis N
    Athens, Greece511 contributions
    Being in Kalamata during summer vacation, we visited The Museum of Military History. The Museum is unique as young guides from the Arcaiological and History University nearby start to explane to us the history journay of Greeks ftom the age of 1821 Greek Revolution to nowadays. Museum's exhibits, the history trail, the guide help make our family visit unforgetable. Thanks again all the personnel for that moments we spend during our mornig visit there. Must go.
    Written February 12, 2020
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  • EdgarCosset
    Brooklyn, NY1,566 contributions
    I would not travel to Kalamata just to see this castle. But if you are there, it’s well worth a visit. It is a place for history buffs, an interesting walk through the old town for sightseeing, and a platform for a comprehensive view of the city. The site has dominated the countryside since before the Trojan War.

    Access is easy. Though not “accessible,” the stairways are well-paved with railings on most sections; and the grounds themselves form a pleasant park. There is a small, contemporary amphitheater which offers occasional concerts. Off season, you can drive and park at the main gate. But the walk is more fun. The entry fee is €2.

    For history buffs, it was one of the string of Frankish fortresses built along the Messinian coastline in the Barony of Kalamata. Like this one, most are in ruins, with just enough walls and remains to inspire the imagination. Guillaume II de Villehardouin, the most successful lord of the Frankish Principality of Achaea, was born here in 1211. For context, he accompanied Louis IX on the Seventh Crusade. Coin collectors prize the pieces of his reign. The Franks officially held it until 1410. But the full history reflects the constant East-West struggles of the region. It regularly changed hands, went through periods of destruction and rebuilding, and served successive command by Byzantines, Franks, Ottomans and Venetians all the way through the 19th century. Most of what we see today is Venetian construction, signaled by the sculpted frame over the main gate of what was surely once an image of the Lion of St. Mark.

    For everyone else, the view alone is worth the effort. And the winding streets around the base have just enough houses of quirky charm that you could call this Kalamata’s version of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill.
    Written March 6, 2022
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  • Dimitrios K
    Athens, Greece31 contributions
    It's a really beautiful city square with many retail stores and cafes. Easy access with public transport but really hard to park a car
    Written October 25, 2021
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  • gentbrugg
    Moscow2,304 contributions
    By and large, it seems to me that this place is not suitable for a beach holiday. The coast of the sea in this place is rocky. Although the water is clean. Not far from the large Messinian Bay hotel there is an equipped pebble beach, and the pebbles are large and clearly imported. There are sun loungers and umbrellas. There is a cafe. I don't know the price, we didn't use it. A small area under the trees is suitable for parking.
    On the main road to the beach, there is no sidewalk, you have to go along the roadway.
    Written January 20, 2020
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  • Nemesis🇬🇷
    Athens, Greece6,458 contributions
    In the historical square of Kalamata, every year had celebrations for the liberation of the city from the Ottoman yoke. Reproduction take place with the great heroes of 1821 Theodore Kolokotronis, Petrobeis, Papaflesas, Nikitaras, Anagnostaras and many other heroes with horses and traditional costumes. Kalamata is the first city to be liberated and the celebrations are magnificent. Worth to visit the city and see that. Also near to multipurpose 23 square there are many options for food, coffee or drink.
    Written March 26, 2019
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  • Adonis K
    Banbury, UK3 contributions
    Excellent experience for any family! The water is clear and the staff very friendly! There is no better way for a family to enjoy their vacation, in such a beautiful seaside place!
    Written June 13, 2022
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  • ERDFirefighter
    Edmonton, Canada864 contributions
    The wife and I really enjoyed the beach. We came here two days in a row and their were about a dozen people both days. There are few fish around to enjoy snorkelling.

    There are no services, there is some shade along one of the cliff walls, the walk to the beach is very easy.

    Certainly worth checking out even if you don't want to go clothes free.
    Written September 21, 2019
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