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WELCOME to wonderful Messinia

Prefecture Authorities Message: Enjoy as much as you can your holidays in worldwide known Messinia! Our hospitality at your hands!


 Messinia’s history is lost back in the depths of anient myths and legends. The boundaries of the region have been established after the defeat of Spartans in the Battle of Leuctra. The capital was ancient Messini where you can go nowadays and sightsee the vital and so important archaeologic site and located about 25 kilometers northwest of Kalamata. According to history the Middle Ages Franks and Venetians ruled and the strong fortifications in Methoni and Koroni are dated back, from the Venetian period. Messinia was occupied by Turks and regained by Venetians, being reverted to Turks once again. The famous naval Battle of Navarino took place near Pylos in 1827 and finally, it became part of the Greek State in 1832.

Exploring places around Messinia it is sure that will travel you back to the most important phases of Greek history! Homeric cities, Mycenaean tombs, classical temples, ancient theatres, Byzantine churches, Medieval castles, are only few of the landmarks in this magical trip you will make. Messinia will take your breath away not only by these monuments but with it’s culture, landscapes and local products also. This land filled with contrasts and welcoming people is only two hours drive away from capital Athens. Here you will see vast olive groves and fields, green valleys, mountains, gorges and coves. Numerous small or long sandy beaches, with calm crystal clear waters or huge waves that will satisfy families or aspiring surfers. Small mountainous cliff-hanging villages with breathtaking views will blow your mind away. Also don’t forget to taste the large variety of traditional dishes and recipes in the nearby restaurants and tavernas.

The prefecture invites all travellers to discover all it has to offer and explore the natural beauty by themeselves. Whether you are planning family vacations, a romantic escape for you and your partner in life, or a business meeting, Messinia offers a wide range of accommodation and options to suit your needs. From campings to self catering rooms to let and from apartment hotels to five-star resorts, there is lodging here that suits exactly your needs. As we mentioned again Messinia offers a wide range of landscapes and locations for exploring so prepare to cross its watery ways, enjoy the sea breeze, rest under the shadow of its famous mountains and trees. Visitors will be astonished by the wealth waiting for them in the form of local cuisine, sights, activities and will surprisingly discover the fundamental relation between food and enjoyment to the Greek’s everyday life. We are here to offer all of these experiences to visitors and let the word about Messinia spread all over the world!

Road Connections

Messinia is linked by road with Athens and Thessaloniki via the Eastern Motorways of Peloponnese, Olympia Odos and Aegean Motorway.

The distance to Athens is 239 km and the journey takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes.

The distance to Thessaloniki is 715 km and the journey takes about 6.5 hours.

Messinia is linked to Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Patras and Sparta, as well as to the towns of Meligalas, Kardamili, Pylos, Koroni, Methoni, Chora, Messinia, Kyparissia, Filiatra, Gargaliani etc N. Messinia via bus routes, planned and operated by the Intercity Bus Service in Messinia.

For more information, contact the Intercity Bus Service of Messinia SA Tel: +30 27210 28581 or you can contact us at

Sea Connections

The port of Kalamata is connected by ferry to the ports of Kythera and Kissamos in Chania, once a week during the summer months. The journey time is about 9 hours.

Also if you are planning a trip with your own car, there are daily ferry boat services from Italy (Venice, Ancona, Bari, Brindisi) to Patra. The distance Patra – Kalamata is about 215 km (3 hours drive)

Air Connections

Messinia is connected by air with Athens, Thessaloniki, Munich, Stockholm, Moscow, Amsterdam, Prague, London, Milan, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Vienna, Manchester etc through scheduled flights and flights Charter.
Kalamata National Airport “Captain Vassilis Konstantakopoulos” (KAKL) is located about 9 km west of the city of Kalamata, on the Greek National Road. Kalamata-Messina. The corridor is about 3 km away and the terminal is located to the southeast of the route. The building facilities of the terminal are 2450 sq.m. Its geographical width is 37 ° 4506. 3 ‘north. Its geographic length is 22 ° 0131.4 ‘east. It has 2 arrival halls, two 2 departure halls and 1 waiting room. The aircraft parking space has a capacity of 4 aircraft (1 B767, 3 A320).


Below you will find the most popular destinations of our prefecture.

Municipality of Kalamata

Municipality of Kalamata offers anything someone could ask for. Explore it!


Municipality of Mani

Mani with the long history and famous destinations. Plan your trip there the sooner!


Municipality of Pylos Nestor

Pylos Nestor Municipality has some of the most well known tourist destinations. You can't miss them!


Municipality of Messini

Famous municipality of Messini not only for ancient Messini but also for the amazing tourist resorts and places!


Municipality of Trifylia

Municipality of Trifylia offers many optiosn to travelers! Don't miss it!



On map you can see where Messinia’s borders are based. In case you need to visit nearby destinations use map for your convenience!

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