Duration

6-7 hrs

Destination

Kalamata

About The Tour

Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Kalamata, the city of sun, sea and history. Meet local people, taste local products, feel the openness of inhabitants, the love for their land and culture, the outstanding hospitality and live like a Greek for few hours.

Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.

Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24hrs prior the tour.

Overview

Enjoy your morning or the afternoon tour in the capital of Messinia region, Kalamata.

Magnificent Mountain Taygetos towers above a city whose beach seems to go on forever. There are so many sides to Kalamata and it is worth getting to know them all. Check out the fortified castle from the middle ages, the nunnery where traditional handkerchiefs are still made by hand, neoclassical buildings, 19th-century churches, fashion boutiques, art shops and traditional cafes.

We will pay a visit to The Archaeological Museum of Messinia located in Kalamata.

The next highlight of our adventure is the tour of the Castle. Walking through the narrow-cobbled alleys, among the ruins of the salon of Isabella and her father William, we will feel like the princesses or the knights of our childhood fairy tales.

After that, the Monastery of nuns will bring us back to reality and the modern history of Kalamata. The monastery is located right in the middle of the town surrounded by trees and beautiful nature. Inside the monastery, the nuns were the first ones taught how to cultivate the silkworm and the art of weaving silk handkerchiefs. In that same place, they passed it to the young women of the region. Silk scarves become Kalamata’s trademark well known throughout Greece.

Our ride continues south, to the oldest church of the city, the Church of Agioi Apostoloi. It was built in the 11th century AD. The church’s square, picturesque and full of stores, coffee shops and restaurants, will make you want to take some time and rest. You can relax and enjoy your coffee in one of the many small traditional cafes or buy souvenirs or traditional local products.

Surely by then you will be hungry. Since you are in Kalamata, it is not possible to miss the opportunity to taste Mediterranean cuisine. You will have a variety of plates so that you can choose the one that satisfies your preferences the most.

Your escort will inform you about the time and meeting point for the return trip.

Highlights

  • Messina region
  • Kalamata town
  • The Archaeological Museum of Messenia
  • Kalamata Castle
  • Monastery of Nuns
  • Church of Agioi Apostoloi

Additional Info

  • Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperature can reach over 86˚F (30˚C during summer.
  • Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
  • Appropriate clothing should be worn in churches and monasteries (no shorts, no hats; shoulders should be covered).
  • Last Minute Reservations: We do accept reservations up to 48hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservation. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
  • Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) are available upon request!

Terms & Conditions

Amendments
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.

It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.

Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.

Insurance
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.

Cancellations
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service:                    pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service:                    pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service:     pay 100% total

Notes
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.

Price Includes

  • Transfer by deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Service of professional licensed escort or guide
  • Entrance fee into Archaeological Museum of Messenia Full: €4 Reduced: €2
  • Entrance fee into Castle of Kalamata Full: €2 Reduced: €1
  • Possible entrance fee into Monastery of Nuns
  • All the taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Meals & drinks* (can be organized for an extra charge according to the clients will)
  • Gratuities
  • The price does not include what is not listed as included.

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