Between the peaks of Mt Taygetos and the gulf of Messinia, Kalamata dances to a different tune

Arriving in Kalamata by plane or car, you may be well on your way to Mani, but why not stay a while and get caught up in its charms. Magnificent Mt Taygetos towers above a city whose beach seems to go on forever. Kalamata boasts modern cafes, beach bars, restaurants, fine hotels, markets, historic buildings, a port, a summer dance festival and a pulsating nightlife. The capital of Messinia, in the  blessed land of the Peloponnese, really knows how to enjoy itself.