The modern town 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 Messini, 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.
Messini offers all of the traditional and local tastes with excellent quality.