Small Quiet Close To The BEACH
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
A quiet clean ground floor studio located on the Mediterranean Seacoast of Kalamata with a lovely area for your meals and entertaining needs with a beautiful yard that overlooks a cascading mountain range.
This studio is Ideal for two occupants. It is fully furnished with a kitchen set, bedroom set, refrigerator, freezer, stovetop, washing machine, TV, and small appliances. The cabinets are stocked with fresh dry ingredients, cookware, plates, glasses, utensils and more.
The refrigerator will contain bottled spring water.
You will also have the opportunity to try our own extra virgin olive oil, figs, cactus pears, melons, and grapes. Other seasonal fruits and vegetables will also be waiting for you when you arrive. A bottle of our wine from our grape vineyard will await you, along with our home grown chamomile and local fresh honey.
If we are cooking something special at our home, you can rest asure we will put some aside for you. It will be delivered personally by me. If you are out and about, it will be waiting by your door for you to enjoy later in the day.
All food and beverage products are from my village, Arfara, which is 20 kilometers from Kalamata. You may want to visit this scenic area as well.
Other Things to Note
If you are thinking of spending your holidays in this beautiful place, please contact me and I can provide more information about food - drinking - swimming - activities & also excursions to nearby uninhabited and isolated beautiful beaches or day trips to other nearby places * * *
Also below is a list of services I can help you arrange. If your wish is not on the list, do not be afraid to ask!
I can pick you up/drop off from Kalamata Airport or bus station. Free of charge! If there is a long flight delay on your arrival, there will be a fee for waiting time.
Airport transfers from Athens by me, or from any other destination in Greece. Hourly fee plus expenses applies for this service.
I also offer Personal Driving and a Tour Guide Service to show you around different sites and places, if you like. Hourly fee plus expenses applies for this service.
Vehicle Rentals, Bicycle Rentals, Moto Bike Rentals, Water Sport Rentals, Hair Salon Service, Nail Salon Service, Dry Cleaning/Tailoring Services, Restaurant Reservations, all made for you upon request without charge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||kalamata beach 20 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: kalamata airport 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Peloponnese region
You will find attractive surroundings all directions from Kalamata.
To the southeast is Mani (second leg of the Peloponnese), where the woody coastal places of Messinian Mani pass the baton to the steep, rocky and fascinating coastal landscape of Lakonian Mani.
To the southwest (first leg of the Peloponnese), you'll reach Koroni, Methoni and Pylos with their famous attractions and archaeological ruins.
Crossing Kalamata towards the North and heading to Sparti, you will enter the magnificent world of Taygetos, the roof of Kalamata. Taygetos is the biggest challenge for lovers of mountain, trekking and climbing. Imposing and full of contradictions, with slopes, canyons, caves, sources, rivers and rich vegetation alternating with steep rocks, it draws on the intrepid who dare to explore it.
Ancient Messini is a few kilometres outside Kalamata, in the Municipality of Ithomi. It's a recently discovered archeological site that astonishes visitors with its size and good condition; in fact, it is considered the best preserved archeological site.
Located right next to the local super-market . Also in the neighborhood (1 minute walk) bakery, pastry.ice (website hidden) shop that you will fall in love with.A one minute drive to a gas station/carwash/coffee/pastry ,A 2nd supermarket, catering services, pharmacy, bakeries, taverns, fastfood, and all your shopping needs are a.fifteen minute walk.
Kalamata is one of the most fortunate cities in Greece, mostly thanks to its geographical position. Situated at the apex of the crystal-blue Messinian Bay and at the foot of the imposing Mount Taygetos, it is idyllic for its inhabitants. Also, Kalamata is the ideal base for those who want to discover the secrets of Messinia, since it is centrally situated and many of the tourist and cultural destinations are easily reached by car.
The best starting point for sight-seeing around Kalamata is the city's historical centre. Wandering in the alleys of the historical centre will revive images from the past and reveal buildings that have resisted time.
Holy Apostles is a historic little church that was built in 1317 by Emperor Andronicus and its presence affects magically those who are familiar with its history.
Benakei Archeological Museum (Papazoglou 6), is a beautiful building of the Venetian type built in 1742, where many interesting archeological findings are exhibited, including a mosaic from Koroni that represents scenes from the worship of Bacchus.
The Municipal Library (Papazoglou 5) houses works of art that were donated after the destructive earthquake of Kalamata in 1986.
These pieces manifest the sensibility of people who can see rebirth from disaster.
The Historical and Folkloric Museum of Kalamata (Kyriakou and Ag.Ioannou 20) is housed in a small restored building. Visitors can see objects that date back to the Revolution of 1821, as well as read detailed information about the agricultural and productive life of Messinian inhabitants during the last century.
The Temple of the Visitation of the Saviour, built in the 19th century in a Byzantine style, is a grandiose temple dedicated to the city's protector.
Municipal Conservatoire. Located on the steps above the temple and venue for music events organized almost every weekend.
Castle of Kalamata. The castle is even higher up, on a pine-covered hill overlooking the sea. Built in 1208 by Gulielme Villearduin, it has inspired Angelos Terzakis's novel about Princess Izampo who had lived in the area. At the foot of the castle there is the semi-cavernous temple of Saint John that has probably existed since the post-Byzantine years. It is said that the citadel of ancient Pharai was situated below the castle.
In the nunnery of Saints Constantine and Helen', built beside the castle in the 18th century, you will also learn about the ongoing Byzantine tradition of weaving pure silk on “lakkoi” (looms).
The R.R. park
Just below the historical centre is the commercial centre.
Aristomenous is the city's main street with a large square ("Vasileos Georgiou"). Home to numerous shops and cafes, it's worth a stroll just to enjoy the ambiance.
Pantazopouleio Cultural Centre, in the middle of Aristomenous, always has exhibitions, speeches or shows taking place.
The railway park, at the end of Aristomenous street, is a pleasant surprise. It is the only open museum of this kind, where train engines and train cars of different time periods are placed in harmony in a green landscape. This place is a recreation ground for children and adults.
Iatropoulou pedestrian street: Since Iatropoulou street was converted into a pedestrian-only street many cafés have opened there gathering many of the locals every day.
Taxiarches is the area around the church of Taxiarches (archangels Gabriel and Michael). There are many shops and cafés there, offering their products at low prices.
The Megaro Chorou,which is currently under construction ,is the town's Music Hall,it's a beautiful and modern building and it is going to host Kalamata's international dance festival.
Below the city centre is the coastal area. In the summer, the coast of Kalamata bustles with life, both during the day when the long coastline fills with bathers and in the night, when young people fill the clubs*. The port of Kalamata was once the centre of of the town's commercial and industrial development, when it used to connect all the Mediterranean centres.
The marina to the west of the port has numerous sailing ships anchored.
Navarinou street, to the east of the port, is the “coast” for the locals and the citizens' resort; at any time of the day and night you will see groups of people strolling and talking by the sea.
Visit the castle of Kalamata, paying a 2 euro entrance fee; you can have nice view of the town and the sunset from the top of the castle.
Visit the Ano Verga area, at an altitude of 800 m., there is the beautiful village of Ano Verga with traditional architecture,and a breathtaking view of the Messinian gulf.
Just have a walk in Navarinou street start from the town's port and reach the Filoxenia hotel. You will be amazed by the beautiful landscape. And don't forget to visit the "Molos" (pier) and have a look at Mount Taygetos and the town's coastal frontline.
Learn more about the local products of Messinia while wandering through the historical centre, visiting the small shops that buy their merchandise exclusively from local producers.
In the city centre, Aristomenous (the main street with the large square) and the streets crossing it are home to numerous shops offering everything you might need.
The cafeterias along Aristomenous and Navarinou are countless and full of life, with many people enjoying their warm ambiance in the winter or sitting on the chairs at the square during the sunny summer days.
O Tzimis, At St. Apostles Church square, Best souvlaki a and gyros in Kalamata at this stand, across from the church of the Revolution in the square.
The Marina area is home to loads of traditional (and not so traditional) restaurants and taverns. Limeni, Mangiona, Pyrofani, Argo are just a few of the names you'll encounter while strolling along Salaminos (the main marina road).
Kalamata is very pedestrian friendly. Since 2006, many pedestrian-only streets have been constructed around "Vasileos Georgiou" square (mainly known as "Aristomenous" square). Moreover, the vast majority of the historical centre's streets are pedestrian only. It takes approximately 20 minutes to reach Navarinou street (Kalamata's coastal street) on foot, starting from the historical centre.
Kalamata provides a cheap bus network. Line 1 starts from Kalamata's bus terminal, passes through most of Kalamata's main streets, such as Aristomenous, Faron and Navarinou, and reaches the Filoxenia Hotel.
Kalamata has recently constructed a bicycle path starting from the town's market and passing through the historical centre, Nedontos street (outside the town hall), "Vasileos Georgiou" square, the Train Park, Limeniko Port, Park of Limeniko and Navarinou street. The bicycle path ends at Anastasi (email hidden) extension is planned to connect the existing bicycle path with the town's marina and the Kordias Sports Complex. Furthermore, an automated rent-a-bike system is going to be installed, with a 1 Euro per hour rental fee.
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