Almyros/Little Mantineia

Six kilometers east of Kalamata, just before the left turn leading to the Messinian Mani, is one amongst the most crowded beaches of Kalamata, the beach of Almyros. the area of ​​Almyros, located under the shadow of Taygetos, hides natural beauties and wins the impressions of travellers!

Little Mantineia is found eleven kilometer southeast of Kalamata. It’s a seashore settlement extremely popular as a resort for tourists. You’ll find tavernas, cafes, beaches, rooms for rent and everything else you wish for a relaxing and organized vacation. It’s known for the clear blue seas with crystal waters and plenty of people which choose to spend their whole summer days there till and after the sunset!

The coastal area of ​​Almyros and little Mantineia is a busy resort of the inhabitants of Kalamata and its visitors. With its organized, pebble-beaches, where the visitors can get pleasure from water sports, their drink, their food at beach bars, taverns and clubs, but additionally the simplicity and beauty of nature, Almyros and little Mantineia satisfies each taste.

Almyros

Ibrahim and his army “fell” in Peloponnisos in February 1825. They landed in the area of ​​Methoni’s fortress and in June they entered Tripolitsa. They quickly conquered the whole Peloponnesian Peninsula and passed to Messolonghi that was besieged. Mani remained free and was the base for the soldiers who continued the fight. So, in 1826, he was determined to conquer Mani too. Initially he tried to subdue the Maniates diplomatically. Maybe he knew that a military confrontation would be tough for him. Maniates replied with a proud “Molon Labe” and therefore the countdown began, which was given in front of the Almyros wall.

Little Mantineia

The village was established in the middle of the seventeenth century within the place that nowadays is the old Village. It had been first mentioned in 1700 as little Country and it had thirty five families and its main occupation was the production of oil. In 1835 it joined the Avia Municipality. Agios Spyridon is located there, it’s an 18th-century building. In 1944 a powerful earthquake rushed most of the village. After this devastating earthquake the residents went to the coastal areas and created the new seashore settlement named Little Mantineia.

In Almyros/Little Mantineia, similarly as throughout the prefecture of Messinia, you’ll find a rich traditional cuisine and plenty of pure and healthy native products. The main agricultural foods produced in Messinia are olives, grapes, raisins, figs, citrus and fruit and vegetables.

Some of the specialties of the local cuisine are salads, boiled goat, scrambled cod with garlic, roast pork, and sage-smoked sausages unique to their taste and quality.

Try even marvelous “diples”, “lalagia” and oil bagels. Don’t forget to shop the far-famed Kalamata olives, honey, that are of excellent quality, “pasteli”, “ouzo”, balsamic vinegar, “trachana”, noodles, herbs and organic products.

Almyros/Little Mantineia offers all of the traditional and local tastes with superb quality and freshness.

They are famous as all the surrounding areas from Kalamata to Mani for olive oil and of course the local specialties and dishes that tavernas and restaurants have to offer. Fresh fish and salads are always a must in these locations!

Although they’re traveller resorts, however, there are some fascinating sights to check. The Kapetanakis Tower, the watermill in the river, the church of Agios Spyridonas built in 1755 with a noteworthy wooden temple, the church of Agios Nikolaos that was built in 1743 and also don’t forget the beach filled with white pebbles. Almyros grove additionally next to the seaside could be a spectacular place to relax and have your food or drink! So remember to visit them!

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Almyros/Little Mantineia between late March and May should expect to find clear skies and temperatures that hover between fifteen and twenty five degrees, making sightseeing pleasant and creating perfect walking conditions. It’s not uncommon for water temperatures to be warm enough for swimming throughout the early Spring also. The important Easter preparations that take place this time of year, where you see locals flooding the streets for the biggest celebration of Christianity. Next day is followed by music, dancing, eating and drinking as a tradition. By avoiding the summer rush, tourists should be able to find smart deals on flights and accommodation, making Spring a good season for budget travellers to visit Almyros/Little Mantineia.

Summer Sun

Sunscreen and shades are essential for a Summer visit to Almyros/Little Mantineia, and the dry heat, which is possible to exceed 40 degrees, can feel stifling. If you intend to visit Almyros/Little Mantineia at this time, don’t attempt to pack too much clothes into your trip. Arrange several of lazy beach days and make sure your hotel room or apartment is air conditioned. Greek holidaymakers flock here during the summer months, so you should expect crowded beaches so book your lodgings earlier as well.

Autumn and Winter in Almyros/Little Mantineia

As the temperatures drop, also do the tourist numbers, and the early Autumn is a very pleasant time to visit Almyros/Little Mantineia. During September the waters are still warm enough for swimming, and you’ll have plenty of space for splashing into. Sightseeing becomes more comfortable as the heat becomes less oppressive, so October, November and forward are good times of the year to explore the mountains. During the Winter, there are fewer international flights to Kalamata, but it is always possible to fly in to Athens and take the transport through the beautiful newly created highway and inside the graphic villages along the way.

Just six and eleven kilometers from Kalamata, Almyros and little Mantineia are simple to reach from Kalamata within a couple of minutes! Under the shadow of Taygetos and with ideal climatic conditions both are very attractive places to go to.

The beach of Almyros is full of white pebbles, it has sun loungers and umbrellas and of course lots of cafes and beach bars. It’s ideal for water sports like water skiing and wind surfing and general surfriding. It additionally features a beach volleyball court for sport enthusiasts. The scenery on Almyros beach is exciting. On one hand the turquoise waters reflect the olives and also the palm trees that reach the beach and on the other the imposing Taygetos. In the background you can view and admire town of Kalamata …

The beach of little Mantineia is also full with white pebbles, it’s awarded with the blue flag and provides a lifeguard at its central point who is watching for people in danger. There are many bars and cafes on the beach, similarly as taverns that almost touch the sea. At the area of little Mantineia there’s plenty of free parking zone by the beach.

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Almyros/Little Mantineia in about two hours fifty minutes on the National Road. Its not a bad drive and you will pass some attention-grabbing countryside. After all it’s a lot more interesting for the passenger than it’s for the driver who should keep his eye on the road in order to be alert for all the crazy things Greek drivers do. However even that may be amusing and if you’re a good driver you will not have any issues. Rent a Car

By bus: Coach services are operated by KTEL between Athens, Kalamata.
The trip lasts three hours to Kalamata. Ticket value is thirty five euros one-way and fifty five euros round-trip ticket.
You don’t have to pre-book for a price ticket. You’ll pay at the terminal, before bus departure or on the bus. If you’re there half an hour before departure you must find a seat. Find a Bus

By taxi: You’ll be able to rent or hire a taxi transfer from Athens directly to Almyros/Little Mantineia through the contact form and also you can arrange the price with the driver! This can be a simple solution if you don’t wish to drive all the way by yourself! Taxi Transfer

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For any emergency situation call First Telephone Numbers.

During your stay here are some useful phone numbers you might need.
(If you are dialing from your mobile then put the +30 prefix and after the number you see bellow)
First Telephone Numbers
Direct Police Action 100
National Emergency Assistance Center (EACS) 166
Fire Service 199
Direct Coast Guard Intervention 108
Drug Enforcement Service 109
Tourist Police 171
Antiterrorism 170
Fire Fighting Center 191
Poison Center 210 7793777
Life Line – SOS 175
Useful Phone Numbers
Hospital of Kalamata 27210 46000
IKA of Kalamata 27210 45500
Police Directorate of Messinia 27210 44600
Port Authority of Kalamata: 27210 22218
Municipality of Kalamata 27210 22651-28000
Regional Unit of Messinia (Call Center) 27213-61200
Roadside assistance
ΕΛ.Π.Α. 10400
EXPRESS SERVICE 1154
HELLAS SERVICE 1057
INTERAMERICAN 1168
Moreas SA Sos 1025, 2710 562020
KTEL of Kalamata
Ticket Information and Ticketing 27210 28581
Parcel Warehouse 27210 26428
AIRPORT of Kalamata: 27210 69442

Almyros/Little Mantineia Weather

Information

Six kilometers east of Kalamata, just before the left turn leading to the Messinian Mani, is one amongst the most crowded beaches of Kalamata, the beach of Almyros. the area of ​​Almyros, located under the shadow of Taygetos, hides natural beauties and wins the impressions of travellers!

Little Mantineia is found eleven kilometer southeast of Kalamata. It’s a seashore settlement extremely popular as a resort for tourists. You’ll find tavernas, cafes, beaches, rooms for rent and everything else you wish for a relaxing and organized vacation. It’s known for the clear blue seas with crystal waters and plenty of people which choose to spend their whole summer days there till and after the sunset!

The coastal area of ​​Almyros and little Mantineia is a busy resort of the inhabitants of Kalamata and its visitors. With its organized, pebble-beaches, where the visitors can get pleasure from water sports, their drink, their food at beach bars, taverns and clubs, but additionally the simplicity and beauty of nature, Almyros and little Mantineia satisfies each taste.

History

Almyros

Ibrahim and his army “fell” in Peloponnisos in February 1825. They landed in the area of ​​Methoni’s fortress and in June they entered Tripolitsa. They quickly conquered the whole Peloponnesian Peninsula and passed to Messolonghi that was besieged. Mani remained free and was the base for the soldiers who continued the fight. So, in 1826, he was determined to conquer Mani too. Initially he tried to subdue the Maniates diplomatically. Maybe he knew that a military confrontation would be tough for him. Maniates replied with a proud “Molon Labe” and therefore the countdown began, which was given in front of the Almyros wall.

Little Mantineia

The village was established in the middle of the seventeenth century within the place that nowadays is the old Village. It had been first mentioned in 1700 as little Country and it had thirty five families and its main occupation was the production of oil. In 1835 it joined the Avia Municipality. Agios Spyridon is located there, it’s an 18th-century building. In 1944 a powerful earthquake rushed most of the village. After this devastating earthquake the residents went to the coastal areas and created the new seashore settlement named Little Mantineia.

Products

In Almyros/Little Mantineia, similarly as throughout the prefecture of Messinia, you’ll find a rich traditional cuisine and plenty of pure and healthy native products. The main agricultural foods produced in Messinia are olives, grapes, raisins, figs, citrus and fruit and vegetables.

Some of the specialties of the local cuisine are salads, boiled goat, scrambled cod with garlic, roast pork, and sage-smoked sausages unique to their taste and quality.

Try even marvelous “diples”, “lalagia” and oil bagels. Don’t forget to shop the far-famed Kalamata olives, honey, that are of excellent quality, “pasteli”, “ouzo”, balsamic vinegar, “trachana”, noodles, herbs and organic products.

Almyros/Little Mantineia offers all of the traditional and local tastes with superb quality and freshness.

They are famous as all the surrounding areas from Kalamata to Mani for olive oil and of course the local specialties and dishes that tavernas and restaurants have to offer. Fresh fish and salads are always a must in these locations!

Sights

Although they’re traveller resorts, however, there are some fascinating sights to check. The Kapetanakis Tower, the watermill in the river, the church of Agios Spyridonas built in 1755 with a noteworthy wooden temple, the church of Agios Nikolaos that was built in 1743 and also don’t forget the beach filled with white pebbles. Almyros grove additionally next to the seaside could be a spectacular place to relax and have your food or drink! So remember to visit them!

Best time to visit

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Almyros/Little Mantineia between late March and May should expect to find clear skies and temperatures that hover between fifteen and twenty five degrees, making sightseeing pleasant and creating perfect walking conditions. It’s not uncommon for water temperatures to be warm enough for swimming throughout the early Spring also. The important Easter preparations that take place this time of year, where you see locals flooding the streets for the biggest celebration of Christianity. Next day is followed by music, dancing, eating and drinking as a tradition. By avoiding the summer rush, tourists should be able to find smart deals on flights and accommodation, making Spring a good season for budget travellers to visit Almyros/Little Mantineia.

Summer Sun

Sunscreen and shades are essential for a Summer visit to Almyros/Little Mantineia, and the dry heat, which is possible to exceed 40 degrees, can feel stifling. If you intend to visit Almyros/Little Mantineia at this time, don’t attempt to pack too much clothes into your trip. Arrange several of lazy beach days and make sure your hotel room or apartment is air conditioned. Greek holidaymakers flock here during the summer months, so you should expect crowded beaches so book your lodgings earlier as well.

Autumn and Winter in Almyros/Little Mantineia

As the temperatures drop, also do the tourist numbers, and the early Autumn is a very pleasant time to visit Almyros/Little Mantineia. During September the waters are still warm enough for swimming, and you’ll have plenty of space for splashing into. Sightseeing becomes more comfortable as the heat becomes less oppressive, so October, November and forward are good times of the year to explore the mountains. During the Winter, there are fewer international flights to Kalamata, but it is always possible to fly in to Athens and take the transport through the beautiful newly created highway and inside the graphic villages along the way.

Location

Just six and eleven kilometers from Kalamata, Almyros and little Mantineia are simple to reach from Kalamata within a couple of minutes! Under the shadow of Taygetos and with ideal climatic conditions both are very attractive places to go to.

The beach of Almyros is full of white pebbles, it has sun loungers and umbrellas and of course lots of cafes and beach bars. It’s ideal for water sports like water skiing and wind surfing and general surfriding. It additionally features a beach volleyball court for sport enthusiasts. The scenery on Almyros beach is exciting. On one hand the turquoise waters reflect the olives and also the palm trees that reach the beach and on the other the imposing Taygetos. In the background you can view and admire town of Kalamata …

The beach of little Mantineia is also full with white pebbles, it’s awarded with the blue flag and provides a lifeguard at its central point who is watching for people in danger. There are many bars and cafes on the beach, similarly as taverns that almost touch the sea. At the area of little Mantineia there’s plenty of free parking zone by the beach.

How to get here

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Almyros/Little Mantineia in about two hours fifty minutes on the National Road. Its not a bad drive and you will pass some attention-grabbing countryside. After all it’s a lot more interesting for the passenger than it’s for the driver who should keep his eye on the road in order to be alert for all the crazy things Greek drivers do. However even that may be amusing and if you’re a good driver you will not have any issues. Rent a Car

By bus: Coach services are operated by KTEL between Athens, Kalamata.
The trip lasts three hours to Kalamata. Ticket value is thirty five euros one-way and fifty five euros round-trip ticket.
You don’t have to pre-book for a price ticket. You’ll pay at the terminal, before bus departure or on the bus. If you’re there half an hour before departure you must find a seat. Find a Bus

By taxi: You’ll be able to rent or hire a taxi transfer from Athens directly to Almyros/Little Mantineia through the contact form and also you can arrange the price with the driver! This can be a simple solution if you don’t wish to drive all the way by yourself! Taxi Transfer

Useful phones
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For any emergency situation call First Telephone Numbers.

During your stay here are some useful phone numbers you might need.
(If you are dialing from your mobile then put the +30 prefix and after the number you see bellow)
First Telephone Numbers
Direct Police Action 100
National Emergency Assistance Center (EACS) 166
Fire Service 199
Direct Coast Guard Intervention 108
Drug Enforcement Service 109
Tourist Police 171
Antiterrorism 170
Fire Fighting Center 191
Poison Center 210 7793777
Life Line – SOS 175
Useful Phone Numbers
Hospital of Kalamata 27210 46000
IKA of Kalamata 27210 45500
Police Directorate of Messinia 27210 44600
Port Authority of Kalamata: 27210 22218
Municipality of Kalamata 27210 22651-28000
Regional Unit of Messinia (Call Center) 27213-61200
Roadside assistance
ΕΛ.Π.Α. 10400
EXPRESS SERVICE 1154
HELLAS SERVICE 1057
INTERAMERICAN 1168
Moreas SA Sos 1025, 2710 562020
KTEL of Kalamata
Ticket Information and Ticketing 27210 28581
Parcel Warehouse 27210 26428
AIRPORT of Kalamata: 27210 69442
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