The door of port of the Peloponnese and the beaches of Messinia
Kalamata greece is a city with a peaceful beach at the center of the Messinian Gulf, and separates regions of Messinia (west) and Laconia (east), the historical regions of the greek Peloponnese. The Laconia was the historic region of ancient Greece, which had as its capital the city of Sparta. The ancient city of Sparta rival of Athens only few remains; modern Sparta, re-founded in 1800, is a town of about 34,000 inhabitants.
City of Peloponnese
Kalamata is at once the most important city in Patras in the Peloponnese and has an important marina. Other famous historical towns in the area are Koroni and Metoni, both founded by the Republic of Venice. They have arisen around two Venetian forts built on promontories that allowed to monitor the passage of ships. In the Peloponnese, between the emerging areas from the tourism point of view, we have the ‘Costa Navarino‘ or ‘Navarino Dunes’, where there are luxury accommodation surrounded by green golf courses overlooking the Ionian Sea.
A holidays around Kalamata greece
The Greek city of Kalamata is easily accessible during the summer period with low cost company. If you are looking the most beautiful near Kalamata , we refer to this page with the most beautiful beaches of Messinia and Laconia where we present we have seen in this area of Peloponnese . obviously forget the white lime houses with typical blue gates of the islands of Greece. Here the buildings are mostly made of local stone and the landscape is much greener than that of the Greek islands. In conclusion you will find in this area of the Peloponnese still very beautiful beaches like the beaches of the Greek islands. Most of all the most photographed is definitely the beach Voidokilia – Gialova.
The city of Kalamata is famous in the world for the production of olives. The ‘finger’ landscape ranging from Kalamata to Koroni and Methoni is dotted with thousands of olive trees growing along the slopes of these hills. Personally the landscape reminded me in some places the hills of Lake Garda and other glimpses of Liguria.
Kalamata greece DOP olives
Kalamata olives are characterized by a dark purple almost black and the elongated shape, which resembles’ the shape of an almond. As a result one of the few D.O.P. of absolute value of Greece. The collection of these olives is usually in November. The growth of these olives is favored by a winter usually rainy and very hot summers. Usually these olives are preserved with a rich brine with water, olive oil, vinegar and salt. To enhance the flavor to every single oil a vertical cut is practiced. This allows the olive to absorb thoroughly the brine fluid. and they are consumed as a snack / appetizer. Are olives that you find in traditional Greek salad, with feta (greek traditional cheese), tomatoes and cucumbers.