PLACES TO VISIT
The area has a wealth of ancient and historical sites, there are charming fishing villages and the delightful regional capital city Kalamata is only 40 minutes away. The landscape is breathtakingly beautiful, with mountains and hills as well as rivers and waterfalls. There are great village and waterside tavernas serving exceptionally good food grown locally in the fertile plains of Kalamata. The Peloponnese is considered to produce some of the best wines in Greece.
There are many ancient and historical sites in the area. A good guide to them all can be found here:
or try this website which has information about holidays in the Peloponnese:
Petalidi is the nearest town, less than 10 minutes away. A very pretty small harbourside town centred around the church square. Here you will find lots of shops, cafes and tavernas around the square and on the water front.
Koroni is a charming town about 25 minutes south, it has the ruins of an old castle, winding backstreets and steps and many good bars and tavernas on the harbour front.
Pylos is about 45 minutes away on the west coast and is very historical, it has two castles and is on Navarino bay. The Battle of Navarino took place in the bay in 1827. It is a wonderful place for sunsets.
Finikounda is a small village on the south coast, a very pretty and quaint little place with fishing boats and tavernas on the beach and the harbour. About half an hour away.