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The beating heart of Messinia, Kalamata is a fascinating city to explore.
A city that dates back to ancient times, Kalamata and its port have been critical to the country's history on many occasions, from the Middle Ages to the Greek War of Independence to the Second World War. From a low-key residential city in Southern Greece, Kalamata is now blossoming into an exciting travel destination, a lively hub from where to explore the wonders of the Peloponnese Peninsula.
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With its fascinating dining and nightlife scenes, its exquisite local products, like the world-famous Kalamata olives, the numerous archaeological sites that dot the splendid surrounding countryside, and the endless possibilities it offers for active tourism, from sea kayaking to hiking, Kalamata is a diverse year-round destination that appeals to all types of travelers, a well-kept secret that patiently awaits to be discovered.

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The second-largest city in the Peloponnese, Kalamata has a lot of treasures in store for those willing to delve into its magic. The best way to learn the city's history and uncover its secrets is to take a private walking tour led by a knowledgeable local who will also give you valuable tips about the best places to eat, drink, and have fun during your stay in Kalamata. Beyond the city, lies a world of incredible natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Boasting a strategic location that rendered it a city of great significance throughout the centuries, Kalamata is an easy drive from historical sites, such as Ancient Messini and the several medieval castles that dot the lush countryside. Kalamata is also the perfect hub for those who dream of an active vacation, as it offers unique opportunities for hiking, swimming, or sea kayaking.
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