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Peloponnese A Property Hot Spot.

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

The Peloponnese has recently become a hotspot for purchasing property abroad. Although prices are increasing here the property prices are still reasonable in the Messini, Mani and Kalamata areas to the south of the peninsular.

Foreigners are snapping up property for sales at bargain prices. There are still plenty of old stones houses for sale, full of charm and character in traditional Greek villages to choose from. The Peloponnese is an ideal place to relax and experience the rapidly disappearing rural village life in Greece.

One of the major advantages of the Peloponnese is that it is easily accessible all year round from Athens. With the new motorway the journey only takes three-and-a-half hours. Athens, the capital of Greece is home to over a third of the country’s population and has plenty of culture with museums, concerts, shops, restaurants and nightlife. Many rich Athenians choose Messinia as the location to purchase second homes where they can relax and enjoy the slower pace of village life.

Kalamata has its own airport which is open from May to October. The city of Kalamata with all the usual facilities nestles at the head of the Messini Bay in between the Messini and Mani peninsulas, thus making it an ideal area to purchase a holiday home. Living on the mainland means that there are many interesting sights to see and lots of islands close by for you to explore. You will never run out of places to visit.The Peloponnese is a large hand shaped peninsular which gives rise to centuries of human achievement amidst diverse natural beauty.

It contains the majority of Greece’s best archaeological sites including Olympia, Mycenae, Ancient Messini, Corinth, Mystra and Epidavros. It also offers some of the most stunning landscapes, from the barren crags
of the Mani and softer contours of Messinia to the forested peaks and flower-blanketed pastures of Arcadia. There are an abundance of dramatic mountains with fertile plains between them where Mediterranean vegetation, olives, vines, cereals,and fruit trees grow.
The Messinia region boasts some of the best and cleanest beaches in the whole of Greece.

There is little development and they are completely natural and unspoiled.Even in the height of the summer holiday season there are
no more than a handful of people to be seen on them.It is an ideal place to relax and go for walks.Wander off the beaten track into the old hill towns and discover the true beauty of the region.

A world apart from the islands, the beautiful and sparsely populated Peloponnese is a bastion of disappearing Greek village life. The scenic villages in this area are beautifully authentic, traditional and spread out. The local villagers are friendly and welcoming, often plying new home owners with gifts of wine and oranges.Messinia is the place where dreams come true. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that even through property prices are rising steadily, the Kalamata area is proving to be a favourite with foreigner’s who are purchasing property for sales at reasonable prices. The numbers of foreigners purchasing holiday
homes here increases each year.

Enjoy the Kalamata Holidays.

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Are you looking for a great destination for your vacation this year? If you are looking for a great place to travel to that is fun, exciting and beautiful all at the same time you may want to consider Greece.

There is so much offered here that there is no reason why anyone would not want to vacation here. They have plenty of places for fine dining, shopping, attractions, and lovely places to stay during your visit. The holiday rentals Greece is often outstanding and has much to offer.

One of the best places to select from is the Kalamata holidays.Each one has something special to offer. You can choose from the Woods Villa, The writers retreat, Ketseas Tower, Traditional Stone House, Kalo Riziko, Olive Grove Apartment, and The old tower house. Each villa has between 1 -3 bedrooms and one single bathroom. Each one is charming in its own way with its historical char, original furniture, and beautiful views. The price for each varies from which one you choose and the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms that it has. Specific location may also make a difference in price.

Typically Kalamata holidays that are closer to town, shopping, attractions or the water tend to cost more just because of the prime location that they can offer tourists. There are many different villas to choose from so you will be sure to find something that suits the needs of you and your family. You should always book in advance and make sure to ask about max capacity if you are traveling with your family or a group. You don’t want to arrive in a foreign destination to only be told you cannot stay there do the amount of people in your party.

Greece offers beauty, enchanting views, relaxation, and serenity that a lot of other holiday destinations can’t even begin to offer. The attractions here range from culture interactions to modern day buildings such as art galleries, shopping centers, and more. If you are one who enjoys nature you will enjoy the scenery near the Kalamata holidays.

Many of them are by the water or near many of the beautiful trees that are found throughout the area. The price may be a bit more costly to be right on the water but for those who enjoy swimming, parasailing, scuba diving, and other related activities it will be well worth the money spent. You can also enjoy fishing or boating as well.

Make sure to check with your travel agent to see what kind of deals they can get you on holiday rentals Greece especially for extended stays or for group travel.

Kalamata Foreigners Buy 2nd Homes.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The desired area for the British to purchase second homes, on the Greek mainland is Kalamata in the Messinia region on the Peloponnese. There is an abundance of properties for sale to select from. Many British people are buying up property such as villas, town houses, village houses, farm houses and apartments either for holiday or permanent homes.

Property is still one of the best long-term investments and property is certainly one of the most pleasurable. Buying a home in the Messinia region is a fabulous way to broaden horizons and revitalize life. It provides a welcome way to recuperate form the stresses and strains of modern life.

The Peloponnese is the most southern part of mainland Greece, now divided from the Greek mainland by the Corinth Canal. The Peloponnese region hosts some of the most significant and impressive ancient sites in Greece. The climate is usually mild and green in the winter and it’s not too hot in the summer.

Messinia alone has more than 100km of coastline, with some of the best and cleanest beaches in the whole of Greece. The Mani peninsular is situated to the east of Kalamata and has a mountain landscape that is simply stunning. Taygetos is one of the largest mountain ranges in the Peloponnese and dominates the city of Kalamata. Situated to the west of Kalamata is the Messinian peninsular which in contrast has rolling hills and fertile valleys. It’s considered to be the market garden and wine centre of Greece.

The city of Kalamata with all its modern facilities nestles at the head of the Messini Bay. Kalamata is a perfect location for prospective second home owners to search for property for sale in the surrounding area of Messinia. It’s not only the British that are showing an interest in purchasing 2nd homes in the Messinia region.

Each year thousands of foreigners are choosing Greece as their preferred destination to purchase property for permanent or second homes. These people are mostly Germans and Americans although there are growing numbers of other nationality appearing such as Canadians, Dutch, Czechoslovakians, Austrians and Scandinavians.

Despite property prices in the Kalamata area rising by 30 per cent last year, foreigners are snapping up property for sales at bargain prices. There are plenty of old stones houses for sale. Such properties are full of charm and character, needing renovation or maintenance and can be purchased from as little as 30,000 pounds. New homes start from as little as 75,000 pounds without swimming pool. Most of the foreigners who are inquiring to purchase property have visited Greece previously as tourist holidaying on the Peloponnese peninsular. A large number of them are pensioners who have settled and brought homes to live in permanently when they retire.

However, we are seeing many younger couples and young families purchasing property, settling down and creating a new live for themselves. According to the Greek National Land Registry, there are 1,750 properties and estates in Messinia that are owned by foreigners. Already many British and other foreign people have brought second homes on the Mani peninsular.

Where as there are relatively few that have purchased property on the Messinian peninsular. However, things look set to change. Interest has sharply increased in this area largely because the Government is actively encouraging investment on the Messinian peninsular. It is aiming to improve local revenue and employment by developing tourism projects and local infrastructure.

It is not surprising that even as property prices are rising steadily, Kalamata and the Messinia region is proving to be a favorite destination with foreigner’s who are looking to purchase their dream property before price become to high.

A Guide To The City Of Kalamata Greece.

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The City of Kalamata The Messinian capital of Kalamata is sits at the head of the Messinian Gulf, between the Messini and Mani peninsulas with the famous city of Sparta to the north. It location makes Kalamata an excellent place from which to explore the beauty of the surrounding areas.

Kalamata is known for the Kalamatianos dance and the silk kerchief as well as it succulent black olives, honeyed figs and the sesame-covered sweet called pastelli. all of these delicuious fares can be tasted at the vast new market by the bus station.

The city of Kalamata has three main areas; the old town with its narrow wandering streets, the long seafront and the residential quarters with its strict grid plan. The seafront has all the amenities of a resort: hotels, restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlours and bars, but it is fairly low key compared to other towns. The beach is clean with clear blue water and is ideal for swimming. Another of kalamata’s attraction is the train park at the end of Aristomemous street. The park has cafes with a performance area, shady trees to sit under, a duck pound, and ice cream parlour in the converted station. There are antique trains displayed on the disused railway tracks. Near the water front is the Kalamata School of Fine Arts which exhibits the work of Greek Artists.

The residential quarter is mostly new as it was rebuilt after the 1986 earthquake that killed 20 people and left 12,000 homeless. Kalamata’s charming old town is topped majestically by a 13th century Frankish fortress which was built by Geoffrey de Villehardouin. On the north side of the citadel there is a little Byzantine church which is dedicated to the Virgin of Kalomata (of the good eye) and the town is belived to have been named after it.

From the ancient fortress you will find wonderful vistas of ocean below with its sandy and pebbly beach. You will also be able to see across the deep green plains of Messinian.Kalamata’s old city has busy streets and shops that reaches out underneath the fortress. Here is where you will find the Byzantine church of the Virgin Ypapanti and the convent of the Kalograies. The nuns of the convent are known for their weaving and embroidering of the Kalamata silks.

There are also many interesting churches in Kalamata, the oldest one is the historic church of Agii Apostoli (13th c.). It is here that the Greek Revolution against the Turks was declared on March 23, 1821. And the Benaki Museum shows many archaeological remains from the War of Independence. The museum also presents a small collection of folklore, fine art exhibits and houses a library containing 60000 volumes.

Every summer Kalamata theatre put on cultural events such as concerts featuring jazz, rock and classical Greek plays. These event are held in the amphitheatre of the fortress.With all that Kalamata has to offer it is hardly suprising that it is a popular destination with visitor to the region of Messinia.

Messinia Greece – A Holiday Guide

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Messinia lays on the southern part of mainland Greece, now divided from the mainland by the Corinth Canal. The peninsula hosts some of the most important and impressive ancient sites in Greece.

It has a warm winter, it’s not too hot in summer and boasts some of the best and cleanest beaches in the whole of Greece. Even in the height of the summer holiday season there are no more than a handful of people to be seen on them.

The mountain landscape of the Messinian Mani is simple stunning and is dominated by Taygetos, one of the largest mountain ranges in the Peloponnese. Whereas the Messinian peninsular has rolling hills and fertile valleys considered to be the market garden and wine centre of Greece.

It is an ideal place to relax and go for walks. Wander off the beaten track into the old hill towns and discover the true beauty of the region. A world apart from the islands, the beautiful and sparsely populated the Peloponnese is a bastion of disappearing Greek village life.

The rural villages in this area are beautifully authentic, traditional and spread out. The local villagers are friendly and welcoming, often plying new tourists with gifts of wine and oranges.

The city of Kalamata with all its facilities nestles at the head of the Messini Bay in between the two peninsulas, thus making it an ideal location for a dream holiday.

Kalamata

The capital and chief port of Messinia, Kalamata is the land of the Kalamatianos dance and the silk kerchief.

Of succulent black olives, honeyed figs and the sesame-covered sweet called pastelli.

The town is dominated by the 13th century fortress above it built by Geoffrey de Villehardouin.

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On the north side of the citadelthere is a small Byzantine church, dedicated to the Virgin of Kalomata (of the good eye), from which the town may have acquired its name.

From the fortress you can survey the expanse of sea below with its sandy and pebbly shores or turn your gaze upon the deep green plain, the “happy land” of the ancients.

The old city reaches out underneath the fortress. This is where the Byzantine church of the Virgin Ypapanti and the convent of the Kalograies, where the nuns weave the famous Kalamata silk, are situated.

There are many churches in town, the oldest being the historic church of Agii Apostoli (13th c.), where the Greek Revolution against the Turks was formally declared on March 23, 1821. Kalamata has an archaeological and folklore museum, a fine arts museum and a library containing 60.000 volumes.

Every summer cultural events like concerts and plays put on by the Kalamata theatre are held in the amphitheatre of the fortress.  In the evening, the town comes alive, especially along the waterfront which is lined with tavernas, seafood restaurants and rotisseries serving local dishes and drinks, fresh fish, roast suckling pig and chicken, sausages, cheese, olives, retsina and ralki.

Methoni

The small town of Methoni is on the south western tip of the Peloponnese. It is dominated by its impressive fortress stretching into the sea separated from the town by a wide (and now dry) moat. Methoni fortress joins those in Crete and Cyprus as a stepping stone on the pilgrim route to the holy land. The pretty town with its pleasant old houses with wrought-iron balconies shelters behind the fortress and has a delightfully lazy Greek air.

Homer called Methoni “rich in vines” and tradition maintains that the town is so called because the donkeys (oni) carrying its wine used to get drunk (metho) from the heavy aroma.

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Methoni beach lies below the fortress and is well known for its magnificent, uncrowded, long stretch of sand and shallow sea.

 

It was awarded a blue flag in 2001 and is ideal for families.

In season there is a good selection of traditional Greek tavernas, restaurants, bars, banks. and supermarkets.

The Fortress of Methoni

The fortress is the best preserved in the entire Mediterranean. Evidence of past visitors includes the remnants of a Venetian cathedral and a Turkish bath within the fortress walls. In the town are some enormous Venetian wells whose marble rims are furrowed by the pressure of huge ropes over the centuries. Inside the fortress is an entire medieval town and you can literally spend hours wandering around.

The site was fortified as early as the 7th century B.C., and in the period between 395 A.D. and 1204 A.D. was used as a Byzantine fortress. The area was dominated by the Franks for a very short period and in 1206 was captured by the Venetians who strengthened the fortification, incorporating the pre-Christian defensive structures. In 1500 Methoni was captured by the Turk Bayazit Pasha, again came under Venetian occupation from 1685 until 1715, and was for a second time dominated by the Turks who kept it under their control until 1829, when it was liberated by the French general Maison, along with other towns of the Peloponnese.

For many years the buildings of the fortress have been restored by the Archaeological Service. The most important monuments of the site are:

The fortress and remains of a secular, religious buildings inside the fortified area.

The Byzantine church of Aghia Sophia (Holy Wisdom).

The remains of Turkish Baths.

The ruins of a house which was used as the residence of Ibrahim Pasha in 1826, and of General Maison after the liberation.

The church of the Metamorphosis (Transfiguration). A single-aisled church built in 1833 by the French liberation army.

The remains of structures from the Second World War. The Cisterns and remains of the cemetery of the British prisoners.

“Bourtzi”. A fortified islet at the south end of the fortress, occupied by an octagonal tower with isodomic wall masonry

Pylos

The town of Pylos is undoubtedly one of the most attractive coastal villages in Greece.

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It is built on a hill side on the south coast of the bay of Navarino. Snow-white two-storey houses with courtyards drenched in flowers.

The arcaded streets make you think you’ve been transported to an island.

The main square is situated on the water front. It’s ringed with pastry shops and sheltered by enormous, centuries-old plane trees.

The TurkoVenetian fortress, known as Neokastro, dominates the west side of town. One of the most attractive in the Peloponnese, it is called that to distinguish it from the ancient fortress to the southwest, named Paliokastro or Palionavarino.

The bay of Voidokilia with its sandy beach extends from the base of the old castle. A tranquil, carefree sanctuary, the floor of the bay is covered with a thick layer of sand.

There are two castles; one on each side of the bay and nearby is the Mycenean Palace of Nestor one of the best preserved of all Mycenean palaces.Many of the frescos and artifacts found here are now in the archeological museum in nearby Chora.

The Battle of Navarino Bay

Pylso was the site of the battle of Navarino which was not even supposed to be a battle but became the turning point in Greece’s War of Independence when the British, French and Russian fleets under Admiral Codrington ‘accidentally’ sank 53 ships of Ibraham Pashas combined Turkish, Egyptian and Tunisian fleets.

Though meant to be a warning for the Turkish ships to leave the bay the end result is that those ships are still there to this day and can be seen in the clear waters. Though an embarrassment for Britain, the end result of this misunderstanding was that the Peloponessos was liberated and the Peleponisos became the nation of modern Greece.

Gargaliani

Gargaliani nestles on a lush green hillside. It’s worth going up to the town just to see the view that unfolds beneath it. There a magical carpet of olive trees and vines that stretches to the sea. Marathoupoli and the islet of Proti and the site of a ruined Mycenaean acropolis form the backdrop. Hora is built on a hilltop behind and has preserved its old-fashioned appearance — stone houses with tiled roofs and narrow lanes. Filiatra is not far off. The whole district is dotted with churches, Byzantine and Frankish, of a venerable age.

Kiparissia

The town is position as if it were wedged into the base of its fortress. The lower districts reaching as far as the sandy shore lapped by the lonian sea. Beyond the fortress lays a beautiful plain planted with olive trees and grapevines which give way to open seas with an infinite expanse of cobalt blue. It is said that the view of the sunset from the fortress is one of the most superb in the world. Everything here is instil with history and a fascinating light. Everywhere you look you can see ancient, Byzantine and Frankish monuments. Peristera is a place a little past the village of Raches (approx 5 km. from Kiparissia), where three beehive tombs have been excavated.

Finikounda

Finikounda is a picturesque fishing village at the back of a bay.
Caiques and fishing boats are drawn up all along its sandy shore, while its taverns serve their fresh catch to little tables at the water’s edge.

Koroni

The road coils like a gigantic serpent slowly amidst lush green fields to arrive at Koroni. Its medieval atmosphere is embossed in its old mansions, its churches and its fortress. Its surrounded by still, sheer water, sandy beaches and opposite the little island of Venetiko with its delightful beach. From its hilltop site the Venetian citadel crowns the town. A proper eagle’s nest, with thick walls and colossal gates, it cuts a powerful and glorious figure. Below the fortress in a small palm grove is a little building housing Koroni’s collection of historical and archaeological artefacts. The outstanding beauty of the area is unimpeded and uninterrupted, therefore, provides continuous surprises.

Fortress of Koroni

View on to Koroni's kastro

The fortress occupies the headland to the east of the modern town and is built on the ruins of the ancient Messenian town of Asine.

It was constructed in the 6th or 7th century A.D., and was used all through the Byzantine period. Koroni was captured by the Venetians in 1206 and was used as a supplying centre. In 1500 the fortress was occupied by the Turk Bayazit Pasha and remained under Turkish control until 1686 when it was recaptured by the Venetians.

In 1715, when the Venetians left the Peloponnese, the fortress was again dominated by the Turks who kept it until 1828, when it was liberated by the French general Maison.

For many years, the Archaeological Service has been carrying out restoration work on many of the fortresses buildings.
The most important monuments of the site are:

The Byzantine Castle.

In the 13th century it was fortified by the Venetians who were responsible for the construction of towers and machicolations.

Byzantine church of Aghia Sophia (Holy Wisdom).

Three-aisled basilica with colonnades. A second church was built over the prothesis, also dedicated to Aghia Sophia and was reconstructed at the beginning of the century.

Church of St. Charalambos.

A spacious, single-aisled, wooden-roofed church built at the beginning of the second Venetian occupation. It was originally dedicated to St. Rocco.

Church of Panaghia Eleistria.

A spacious, single-aisled, wooden-roofed church, dating back to the end of the 19th or the beginning of the 20th century.

Petalidi

Petalidi protrudes out from the head of a little bay. The sandy or pebbly beaches around the town are shallow and sheltered from the wind and are lined with banana trees. The beautiful main square is surrounded by souvenir shops, caf tarvernas, and restaurants.

Central Messinia

Driving through central Messinia you come across beautiful authentic, traditional Greek villages. Peloponnese is a bastion of disappearing rural Greek village life. You will discover mini natural paradises harbouring ruins of prehistoric settlements, ancient temples, medieval castles and Byzantine churches. No doubt you will find yourself relaxing in one of the friendly cafes for a cup of coffee and a “kalimera” (good morning).

Ancient Messene

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Mavromati (32 km. from Kalamata) is a small village built like an amphitheatre up the foothills of the sacred mountain of Ithomi. Today it’s called Voulkano and is where the sanctuary of Zeus Ithomatos was located.

One of the legends upheld that Zeus was born not in Crete or on Olympus, but here at Ithomi, where he was brought up by two nymphs, Ithomi and Neda. Water flows from the heart of the mountain to splash out of a black hole in the rock face in the centre of the village. This is where Mavromati gets its name from. Mavromati means black eye.

Archaeological Site

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Aesklepieion complex: The Temple of Asklepios and Hygeia. It’s a peripteros, doric temple. It was destroyed by an unidentified reason and it was rebuilt of a local though stone.

A small theatre-odeion belongs to the Asklepieion complex. An inscription was found which informs us that the building was found and called “Decterion”. It was a room for rhetorical displays and assemblies.

Bouleuterion: A rectangular almost square room which also belongs to the Asklepieion complex. Its dimensions are: 19×18.30m. There are two entrances at the west side of the building.

The wall which dates back to the 3rd century B.C. is one of the most important achievements of the ancient military architecture. Arcadic gate which is at the north side of the wall is still very impressive. It was the main gate of Messene and was the way to Arcadic Megalopolis which started from its external “door”. Temple of Artemis Limniatis or Lafria. It’s a small temple of the Ionic style. It’s dates back to the middle of the 3rd century B.C.

Sanctuary of Zeus Ithomatas. The statue of Zeus, designed by the Argive Sculptor named Ageladas, was here. This type of statue, which represented Zeus as a child, isn’t known to us.

Theatre-Stadium: There are only remains of the walls which supported the concave of the theatre. The lower seats of the stadium and especially those of the section of the sphendone have survived better than others.

Messinia – A Dream holiday destination

Messinia is a brilliant Greek destination that’s high on history, has stunning scenery, a fabulous climate, but is low on tourists, packed restaurants, noisy discos and is family-oriented. Messinia is as popular with Greek tourists as those from further afield and makes a good base for island hopping to Agistri, Poros, Hydra, and Spetses.

Other Useful Information

Tourist office in Southern Peloponnese 9699500

Main language/s Greek

To dial from Southern Peloponnese call 00

To call to Southern Peloponnese dial 30

Emergency phone number/s

British Embassy: (1) 723 6211 Police: 100 Fire: 199 Tourist Police: 171 Auto road assistance – ELPA: 104 Auto road assistance – Express

Lost travellers cheques: Thomas Cook: 00-800-4412-8366

Lost credit cards: Mastercard freephone number: 00-800-11-887-0303 VISA: call collect 24 hours a day 410 581 9994

Electricity supply 220V, 50Hz

Food: There’s a predictably wide choice of seafood and the ouzo is cheap and very good.

Nightlife: The nightlife in Peloponnese resorts tends to be low key and centered around a few bars and clubs, though some tavernas have live music. The emphasis in this area is concentrated on good company and wine.

Shopping: Local arts and crafts, wine and clothes are good buys.

Days out: Hire a boat for a trip around the Messinian Gulf, or rent a car and travel around the Messinia peninsular

Events: Arrange to watch a show at the internationally acclaimed Kalamata Dance Festival, held every summer at the Kalamata Castle, above the town. Check local tourist information. Or for further information call (UK) (020) 7734 5997.

Travel Information

How to get to Messinia

Kalamata airport is served by charter flights from the UK, currently on Sundays, from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and East Midlands. Alternatively you can fly to Athens and take an air-conditioned coach to Kalamata (four hours).

The drive from the south of England to here takes about four days with ferry from Ancona to Patras being the easiest. A great drive!

Travel Suggestions

There are many different website and discount travel companies who offer cheap charter flights. You can simply type “charter flights to Kalamata” into a search engine on the website or try some of the sites or companies listed below. The charter flights run from beginning of May to mid October and go from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and East Midlands.

Scheduled flights to Athens go mainly from Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton although there are flights from many regional airports (mainly with British Airways). You can book online at their website ba.com and they often have competitive fares. easyjet.com is also often very competitive with fares from Luton and Gatwick. Olympic airlines are also very good and you can book direct with them at olympicairlines.com

To give you an idea of cost for travel midsummer, a return charter flight from Gatwick to Kalamata averages 230. A return flight on Easyjet to Athens is around 140. A scheduled return flight to Athens on British Airways averages 170. Prices do vary, dependent on how much in advance you book and the time of year you travel. Bargains are often available!

Buses

Buses from Athens to Kalamata run every hour in the mornings and every 2 hours in the afternoon, costing approx. 15 one way.

Car Hire

It is possible to book car hire in advance which may be collected at either Kalamata airport or Athens airport.

Taxis

There are always numerous taxis waiting at Kalamata airport and Athens airport to take you to your holiday accommodation. Taxis from Athens cost approx. 70 from Athens to Kalamata (although you may have to share with other people).

Author: Claire May

Claire May is a recognized author of articles about property in Greece and Messinia. An article of her successful undertaking was published in the Escape property magazine. For more information about Messinian properties come and view our website http://www.claires-messinian-properties.com/

The Greek National Tourism Organisation has a website with useful information: http://www.gnto.gr

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Peloponnese Holiday To Impress

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Holidays to Kalamata are sure to put a smile on your face and leave a little extra padding in your pocketbook when you take advantage of some of the cheap holiday deals to Kalamata.

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There are many great natural beauties to enjoy while visiting this beautiful area as well as many points of interest that are historical in nature.

Of course the shopping is incredible but there is so much more to this interesting holiday destination for those that are seeking family fun.

Golf holidays to Kalamata are not all that popular yet but will be as more people discover the new championship golf course in Messinia.

Even if golf isn’t your preferred activity of the day there are plenty of interesting and entertaining things to do and see in Kalamata that you will never need to worry about boredom during your holiday travels.

So, what is there to do in Kalamata?

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Some of the best places to begin are at Olympia – home of the original Olympic Games.

You can then explore the caves at Diros.

Don’t forget to check out the old Byzantine capital, and the Castle of Methoni.

 

But there are still plenty more activities and adventures to enjoy. The area is rich in history and offers many opportunities to explore and learn about this incredible history.

Walking tours are popular in the towns of Kalamata especially during the spring months.

In addition to walking tours, visitors take in the sights of Kalamata by scuba diving, cycling, and simply checking out the local plant and bird life in the cities of the region as well as the countryside.

Water lovers also enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling in the beautiful waters surrounding Kalamata.

 There are plenty of boat trips daily to keep visitors happy as well as snorkeling, sailing, wind surfing, or simply catching rays.

If you are interested in beach holidays there are plenty of beautiful beaches to enjoy.

Summer is really the best season to explore Cheap holiday deals to Kalamata so you may have difficulty finding excellent all inclusive holidays to Kalamata during this time. It is possible though and on occasion you can find exceptional late deals to Kalamata for those that are willing to take a little bit of risk with their holiday planning.

Otherwise it is a good idea to plan ahead and book your holiday plans early. If saving money is a priority for you all inclusive holidays may present the perfect solution to a strained holiday budget. Leave home knowing that everything is paid for and that you need not anticipate any surprise expenses along the way. Peace of mind like this is priceless.

When staying in Olympia you may want to check into the Olympia Palace Hotel or enjoy the luxurious Aldemar Olympian Village. Either way there are many excellent choices available in all price ranges to allow cheap holidays to Kalamata for anyone that is interested in traveling whether on family holidays to Kalamata, cheap holidays to Greece, or just couple seeking a romantic escape for the weekend.

Author: Wayne Bromiley

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