Passengers traveling by ferry to Kalamata approach one of the most famous seaside towns of the southwestern Peloponnese!
It is worth visiting the Messinian capital to discover the sights of historical and cultural interest, such as the two archaeological museums, the Byzantine castle, the unique open-air railway museum one of its kind in Europe, the Historical and Folklore Museum and the Greek Costume Collection. Kalamata is a city of intense cultural activity known for the International Dance Festival that is hosted every summer in the city. Before taking a ferry from Kalamata don’t forget to visit the "Mana", the 14-meter height Olive tree that is a symbol of the city.
Anyone traveling to the destination Kalamata will walk to the bustling coastal boulevard that hosts a number of cafes, restaurants and hotels. The Old Town that stretches under the Byzantine Castle is a great attraction for visitors. Manors with tiled roofs, classical architecture buildings, the Byzantine church of Agioi Apostoloi, (a monument of the Revolution of 21) and the narrow streets with the traditional product shops, reveal the fragrance of another era. The new town of Kalamata has the same to offer as the old one. Contemporary restaurants, cafes and shops compose the trendy face of the city. An example of modernization is the extensive bicycle path network that offers residents and visitors an alternative way of transporting.
The city of Kalamata lies on the outskirts of Taygetus of the Messinian bay and is an ideal destination all year long combining mountain and sea activities. Kalamata can be reached by plane and with the newly constructed highway from Athens in about 2.5 hours. Ferries Kalamata also connect the city with Kythera and Kastelli Kissamou in Crete during the summer months.