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Messinia Greece Map & Travel Information, Sightseeing, Attractions in Messenia Peloponnese


Messinia, Greece
GENERAL MESSINIA GREECE TRAVEL INFORMATION:
 
INTRODUCTION:
Messinia Peloponnese Greece
The prefecture of Messinia Greece has magnificent landscape which attracts visitors from all over the world.

Its archaeological sites are absolutely superb, offering a unique glimpse into Ancient Greece.

The prefecture of Messinia is located in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese. It borders with the prefecture of Laconia in the east and the prefectures of Arcadia and Elia in the north.
POPULATION OF MESSINIA GREECE:
167000
 
CAPITAL OF MESSINIA GREECE:
Kalamata
 
MORPHOLOGY OF MESSINIA GREECE:
Verdant, fertile valleys, sandy coasts and tall mountains comprise the multifaceted morphology of the prefecture of Messinia Greece.
 
SEASONS IN MESSINIA GREECE:
Since Messinia Greece combines both sea and mountain, it is an ideal resort for both summer and winter vacations.
 
ATTRACTIONS & SIGHTSEEING IN MESSINIA GREECE:
SIGHTSEEING IN MESSINIA GREECE:
Messinia Greece is well-known for its historical and natural sites. We suggest visiting:

The Castle, the Old City, the Monastery of the nuns, the neoclassical buildings, the Karelia Tobacco Factory, the ruins of the Sanctuary of Possidon, the monument of the fighters of 1821, the Monastery of Dimiova and the churches in Kalamata.
The relics of the Sanctuary of Apollo of Korithos in Agios Andreas.
The Church of Agios Antonios at Alagonia.
The ruins of the Medieval Castle and the Monastery in Androussa.
The ruins of the Fortress, the Statue of Mavromichalis, the Open-Air Theatre and the Tower of Kapetanakides in Verga.
The Church of Prophet Elias in Gargaliani.
The Spa and Ancient Thouria in Thouria.
The ruins of the Medieval Castle, the Graves of the Dioscuri, the Monastery of Faneromeni, the Castle of Zarnata and the Monastery of Panagia Androubevitsa in Kardamyli.
The Fortress, the Monastery of Agios Ioannis, the Church of Panagia Eleistra and the Monastery of Hrissokellaria in Koroni.
The ancient town and the Monastery of Katsimikana in Kyparissia.
Ancient Messini and Dorio in Mavromati.
The Castle, the War Monument, the fortified islet of Bourtzi in Methoni.
The Mavrozoumena Bridge, the Clock and the churches in Meligalas.
The Byzantine Church of Agios Dimitrios, the Municipal Mansion and the square with the clock in Messini.
Ancient Koroni, the byzantine churches and the ruins of the Venetian Castle in Petalidi.
Ancient Pylos, the relics of the Turkish Mains, the square with the monument of the three admirals and the Church of Panagia Sgrapa in Pylos.
The ruins of the Frankish Castle and the Mine of Pestova in Stoupa.
The ancient town, the Monastery of Agios Christoforos, the churches and the replica of the eiffel tower in Filiatra.
Nestoras Palace in Chora Trifilias.
 

MUSEUMS IN MESSINIA GREECE:
The "Benakio" Archaeological Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Library, and the Art Gallery in Kalamata.
The Archaeological Museum in Mavromati.
The Folklore and Historical Museum in Platsa.
The "Antonopoulio" Museum and the "Rene Puaux" Collection in Pylos.
The Archaeological Museum in Chora Trifilias.

NATURAL SITES IN MESSINIA GREECE:
Katafigio Cave in Agios Nikolaos.
Klepsidra Fountain in Mavromati.
Sapientza Wetlands and Cave in Methoni.
Divari Lagoon and the natural landscape of Voidokilia in Pylos.
 
SPORTS / RECREATION IN MESSINIA GREECE:
If you are a hiking aficionado, you can visit the peaks of Annina, Lipovouni, Marmarokastro, Vassiliki, Neraidovouna, Xerovouna in Mt. Taigetos.

If you have a boat, you can visit the islets Proti, Shiza, Sapientza, Agia Mariani and Venetiko. You can dock your boat at Kalamata or Pylos Port.
 
ENTERTAINMENT IN MESSINIA GREECE:
The prefecture of Messinia Greece is packed with restaurants, taverns, and cafeterias, while an abundance of bars and clubs are available for your nightime entertainment.
 
LOCAL EVENTS IN MESSINIA GREECE:
The celebration of the beggining of the revolution of 1821 on March 23, the cultural events in August, the "Saitopolemos" Custom at Easter and the International Dance Festival during July and August in Kalamata.
The Potato Festival in September in Alagonia.
The custom of the burning of Judas at Easter and the "Agapinia" Festival in honor of Tellos Agras in July in Gargaliani.
The Festival of Panagia on August 15 in Kardamyli and Koroni.
The cultural festivals during summer in Kyparissia.
The "Ithomea" Cultural Events in August in Mavromati.
The celebration of Shrove Monday in Methoni.
The Carnival and the six-day Bazaar in September in Meligalas.
The Carnival and the "Saitopolemos" Custom on the Monday after Easter Sunday in Messini.
The "Navarinia" Cultural Events in August and the celebration of the anniversary of the sea fight of Navarino on October 20 in Pylos.
The "Nestoria" Cultural Events in August in Chora Trifilias.
 
LOCAL PRODUCTS IN MESSINIA GREECE:
In the prefecture of Messinia Greece, you can buy oil, olives, wine, figs, raisins, raki, lalagia (fried cookies), mastic and sausages with orange. The Monastery of Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni in Kalamata is famous for its silk fabrics.
 
MAJOR TOWNS / CITIES / VILLAGES IN MESSINIA GREECE:
Kalamata, Messinia Greece
The cosmopolitan capital and picturesque port of Messinia, Kalamata is one of the most developed towns in Greece. It has broad roads, squares and parks, as well as a beautiful coastline.

Koroni, Messinia Greece
Koroni is a traditional, coastal hamlet, built amphitheatrically on a low hill, resembling Cycladic settlements. Narrow uphill alleys, whitewashed houses and flowered balconies are all characteristics of this Medieval town.

Kyparissia, Messinia Greece
Kyparissia is a coastal hamlet built at the foot of Mt. Psihro. Kyparissia is divided in Ano Poli, which is a traditional settlement, and Kato Poli, which is a modern settlement.

Pylos, Messinia Greece
Pylos, built amphitheatrically on two low hills, is a wonderful historical town with numerous island-style features. Some of its main attractions are the square, which has a number of cannons, the tall sykamore tree, the arched buildings and the islet in the heart of the port.

Phinikoudas, Messinia Greece
Phinikoundas, built at a leeward bay, is a picturesque fishermans' village that has become a much-frequented tourist resort, renowned for its magnificent coasts.

Petalidi, Messinia Greece
Petalidi is built on a cove of a small anchorage and is one of the most important tourist resorts of the prefecture of Messinia Greece.
 
TRANSPORTATION IN MESSINIA GREECE:

BY AIRPLANE:
From the Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in Spata, there are flights to the Kalamata Airport all year round. The flight lasts approximately 50 minutes. The Kalamata Airport is located 8 km from Kalamata.

Messinia Greece Air Travel Information:
Kalamata Airport: +30 27210 69442
Olympic Airways in Athens: +30 210 966-6666
Olympic Airways in Kalamata: +30 27210 22724

BY TRAIN:
From Piraeus – Athens, trains depart for Kalamata, via Patras - Pyrgos or via Argos - Tripoli, all year round. Kalamata is also connected to the prefectures of Argolida, Arcadia, Achaia, Elia, Corinth and Attica.

Messinia Greece Rail Travel Information:
Athens Train Station: +30 210 529-7777
Kalamata Train Station: +30 27210 95006

BY BUS:
From Athens, buses depart for Kalamata, Messini, Koroni, Pylos, Filiatra, Gargaliani and Kyparissia, via Tripoli. Kalamata is also connected to the towns of Areopoli, Sparta and Pyrgos.

Messinia Greece Bus Travel Information:
Athens Bus Station: +30 210 513-4293
Kalamata Bus Station: +30 27210 22851

 
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS IN MESSINIA GREECE :

Kalamata Police Department: +30 27210 22622
Kalamata Tourist Police: +30 27210 95555
Kalamata Town Hall: +30 27210 22651
Kalamata Port: +30 27210 22218
Kalamata Taxi Station: +30 27210 24421
Kalamata Airport: +30 27210 69442
Olympic Airways in Athens: +30 210 966-6666
Olympic Airways in Kalamata: +30 27210 22724
Athens Train Station: +30 210 529-7777
Kalamata Train Station: +30 27210 95006
Athens Bus Station: +30 210 513-4293
Kalamata Bus Station: +30 27210 22851

 

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