Chranoi

Chranoi is a traditional settlement with narrow roads and stone houses, a very beautiful seaside village with many nature crafted landscapes, combining beaches with sand and clear waters and many paths that lead to places of rich vegetation and natural beauty. Everyone who visits it knows the tradition of the place by interacting with the hospitable locals, enjoying delicious local dishes and visiting the churches that all hide a story inside them! Its privileged position makes it easily accesible from anywhere and also easy to visit nearby destinations and historical monuments such as Koroni with its Venetian castle, Foinikounda the fishing village with its picturesque beaches, Methoni with the medieval fortress and the well-known emblematic lighthouse and lastly Pylos, who is well-known for the battle of Navarino in 1827, its natural harbor, castle and many more sights. Also, due to the small distance, you can also visit the historic Kalamata, capital of the prefecture of Messinia.

For lovers of good food and entertainment in the area are located many taverns with fresh fish and dishes in good prices. You will also find nightlife, shopping outlets etc. nearby. Chranoi gathers everything from beautiful surroundings, hospitable residents, good climate with mild Winter, sweet Autumn, intense and fragrant Spring, cool Summers, wonderful clear sea, sights, easy access and infrastructure for hospitality.

Village of Chranoi belongs to the municipal unit of Aipeia. The history of Chranoi therefore begins a long time ago, as it occurs both in the Iliad of Homer and Pausanias referrals. According to Homer Aipeia was one of the countries that Agamemnon gave to Achilles as a dowager to marry one of his daughters tempting him and persuading him to return to the battle from which he had retired. Aipeia besides Homer was refered from Pausanias also, who places it between Petalidi and Logga villages.

As in Messini Chranoi bases its economy on agriculture. Oil, raisins, potatoes and early vegetables are grown, while the area is quickly developing in terms of tourism industry with the creation of infrastructure at the beaches of Bouka, Analipsi and Velika.

In Chranoi, 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.

Chranoi offers all of the traditional and local dishes fresh, healthy and delicious and you can assure that by visiting the local tavernas and restaurants and try some of their menus.

Starting from Chranoi you can easily visit nearby locations of Koroni, Methoni, Pylos, Chora and ancient Messini while enjoying the sights and natural beauties of these places. Nearby Agios Andreas is located only three kilometers away and you can go over there on foot. Also you can visit world famous and extremelly beautiful Polilimnio Springs and of course all the castles and museums in the nearby areas!

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Chranoi between late March and May should expect to find clear skies and temperatures that hover between ten 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 Chranoi.

Summer Sun

Sunscreen and shades are essential for a Summer visit to Chranoi, and the dry heat, which is possible to exceed 40 degrees, can feel stifling. If you intend to visit Chranoi 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 Chranoi

As the temperatures drop, also do the tourist numbers, and the early Autumn is a very pleasant time to visit Chranoi. 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.

Chranoi is a seaside village in the prefecture of Messinia in the southwestern part of the Peloponnisos. It is about 35 kilometers from Kalamata, the capital of Messinia, while from Athens it is about 265 kilometers far. Chranoi is also close to other important tourist destinations, such as Methoni, Koroni, Petalidi and Foinikounda.

It is one of the well known local and tourist destinations of Messinia and accepts every summer a large part of the travellers of Messinia coming from Greece or from abroad.

In Chranoi you will find accommodation for vacations that can satisfy every requirement and various shops for the needs of visitors. Lovers of good and healthy food will find many taverns with fresh fish and “mezedes” in the area. Apart from the long coast at Chranoi, there are many small idyllic bays and you should try to find the roads asking the locals or “GPS” that lead to them.

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Chranoi in about three hours 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, Messini. The trip time and price depends on bus schedule. 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 Chranoi 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 Messini 27223 60 100
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

Chranoi Weather

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Chranoi is a traditional settlement with narrow roads and stone houses, a very beautiful seaside village with many nature crafted landscapes, combining beaches with sand and clear waters and many paths that lead to places of rich vegetation and natural beauty. Everyone who visits it knows the tradition of the place by interacting with the hospitable locals, enjoying delicious local dishes and visiting the churches that all hide a story inside them! Its privileged position makes it easily accesible from anywhere and also easy to visit nearby destinations and historical monuments such as Koroni with its Venetian castle, Foinikounda the fishing village with its picturesque beaches, Methoni with the medieval fortress and the well-known emblematic lighthouse and lastly Pylos, who is well-known for the battle of Navarino in 1827, its natural harbor, castle and many more sights. Also, due to the small distance, you can also visit the historic Kalamata, capital of the prefecture of Messinia.

For lovers of good food and entertainment in the area are located many taverns with fresh fish and dishes in good prices. You will also find nightlife, shopping outlets etc. nearby. Chranoi gathers everything from beautiful surroundings, hospitable residents, good climate with mild Winter, sweet Autumn, intense and fragrant Spring, cool Summers, wonderful clear sea, sights, easy access and infrastructure for hospitality.

History

Village of Chranoi belongs to the municipal unit of Aipeia. The history of Chranoi therefore begins a long time ago, as it occurs both in the Iliad of Homer and Pausanias referrals. According to Homer Aipeia was one of the countries that Agamemnon gave to Achilles as a dowager to marry one of his daughters tempting him and persuading him to return to the battle from which he had retired. Aipeia besides Homer was refered from Pausanias also, who places it between Petalidi and Logga villages.

Products

As in Messini Chranoi bases its economy on agriculture. Oil, raisins, potatoes and early vegetables are grown, while the area is quickly developing in terms of tourism industry with the creation of infrastructure at the beaches of Bouka, Analipsi and Velika.

In Chranoi, 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.

Chranoi offers all of the traditional and local dishes fresh, healthy and delicious and you can assure that by visiting the local tavernas and restaurants and try some of their menus.

Sights

Starting from Chranoi you can easily visit nearby locations of Koroni, Methoni, Pylos, Chora and ancient Messini while enjoying the sights and natural beauties of these places. Nearby Agios Andreas is located only three kilometers away and you can go over there on foot. Also you can visit world famous and extremelly beautiful Polilimnio Springs and of course all the castles and museums in the nearby areas!

Best time to visit

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Chranoi between late March and May should expect to find clear skies and temperatures that hover between ten 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 Chranoi.

Summer Sun

Sunscreen and shades are essential for a Summer visit to Chranoi, and the dry heat, which is possible to exceed 40 degrees, can feel stifling. If you intend to visit Chranoi 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 Chranoi

As the temperatures drop, also do the tourist numbers, and the early Autumn is a very pleasant time to visit Chranoi. 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

Chranoi is a seaside village in the prefecture of Messinia in the southwestern part of the Peloponnisos. It is about 35 kilometers from Kalamata, the capital of Messinia, while from Athens it is about 265 kilometers far. Chranoi is also close to other important tourist destinations, such as Methoni, Koroni, Petalidi and Foinikounda.

It is one of the well known local and tourist destinations of Messinia and accepts every summer a large part of the travellers of Messinia coming from Greece or from abroad.

In Chranoi you will find accommodation for vacations that can satisfy every requirement and various shops for the needs of visitors. Lovers of good and healthy food will find many taverns with fresh fish and “mezedes” in the area. Apart from the long coast at Chranoi, there are many small idyllic bays and you should try to find the roads asking the locals or “GPS” that lead to them.

How to get here

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Chranoi in about three hours 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, Messini. The trip time and price depends on bus schedule. 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 Chranoi 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 Messini 27223 60 100
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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