Information about Kalamata
Our courses take place in Kalamata, a wonderful place to combine education and relaxing time.
It has a rich history which we use in our courses to show you how to use local history in day to day lessons.
You can fly directly to Kalamata, but you can also fly to Athens, catch a direct bus to the coach station (45′), and get a coach to Kalamata (3 hrs).
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region with 69,849 inhabitants. The capital and chief port of the Messinia regional unit, Kalamata lies along the Nedon River at the head of the Messinian Gulf.
Kalamata is renowned as the land of the Kalamatianos dance and of the Kalamata olives.
There are numerous historical and cultural sights in Kalamata, such as the Villehardouin castle, the Ypapandi Byzantine church, the Kalograion monastery with its silk-weaving workshop where the Kalamata scarves are made, and the municipal railway park. The Church of the Holy Apostles is where Mavromichalis declared the revolt against Ottoman rule in 1821. Art collections are housed at the Municipal Gallery, the Archaeological Museum of Messenia and the Folk Art Museum.
Around Kalamata there are also a lot of must-see places like:
Ancient Messini – Eklisiastirio
Ancient Messini – Theater
Ancient Messini – The stadium
Traditional villages (Pylos, Methoni, Kardamili) & Castles
Pylos at night
And of course the beaches all over Messinia are magnificent!