Filiatra

Filiatra along with Kyparissia and Gargalianoi, are the three most important and big cities of today’s Municipality of Trifylia. Filiatra is a beautiful small town with built on the national road Kyparissia-Pylos, in a fertile plain. It is a large agricultural and commercial center of the wider area with green spaces, old tiled houses and some neoclassical buildings with great design. The name probably comes from the many wells that were in the area, as “filiatro” used to be called the rim of the well.

 City of Filiatra had developed into an important commercial center of the area the recent years and of course it worth visiting because you can see lots of sights in and around the city. Locals are extremelly welcoming and food is as always traditional, fresh and local! Don’t forget in Filiatra you will see the Feast of Watermelons which is held every year in the middle of May until mid June, when watermelons are presented and offered to the visitors by the land of Trifylia Municipality.

The area has been inhabited from prehistoric times, as evidenced by many old findings and Filiatra have been identified as ancient Eranas.  During the domination by the Enetoi(1685-1715) the wider area around Filiatra belonged to the district of Kallithea, as the area from Methoni to Filiatra was called. During the second period of the domination by the Turks (1715-1821) Filiatra had developed into a vital commercial center of the area. The city has enjoyed great prosperity in the 19th century from exports of their raisins and local oil and wine to various European cities, but the powerful earthquake in 1896 has almost destroyed it.

 There are Byzantine monuments that are saved in the area which prove without mistake the prosperity of the Greek civilization.

The city of Filiatra nowadays constitutes an important agricultural and commercial center, built on a plain of olive groves and vineyards which offer to the area clean air, soil and products that every traveller must taste or take with him on way back.

In Filiatra, 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.

Filiatra offers all of the traditional and local tastes with reassured quality by everyone that tries them.

In the central square of Filiatra city dominates the ornate fountain with the feminine figure at its top and the four children’s figures at its base which was ordered in 1871 from Florence . Other important sights in the city include the town hall building, St. John’s metropolitan church, the neoclassical Lyceum building, and St. George’s Church of the Burian which all travellers being there should visit, take pictures and learn about their history. The most interesting attraction of Filiatra, however, is the copy of Eiffel tower at the northwest entrance of the city, which was created in the past century at the expense of the doctor, Charalambos Fournarakis, who also built the amazingly beautiful “Castle of Fairytales” in Agrili.

Also you can see the Byzantine monuments that are saved in the area which prove the prosperity of the Greek civilization, like St. Sotira of Christians, the Monastery of St. Christoforos, the Church of Vlaherna, St. Dionysios of Morenas, the Church of the Resumption and the Blessed Virgin Mary of Agriliotissa.

The famous beaches at Lagouvardo, St. Kyriaki, Stomio and Agrili have golden sand and pure blue clean seas and are visited by many tourists every year.

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Filiatra 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 Filiatra.

Summer Sun

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

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

Filiatra is a beautiful town as every visitor reviews after visiting with a good road map structure, built on the national road Kyparissia-Pylos, in a fertile plain rounded by olive groves and vineyards. Reaching Filiatra town is easy from the national road is just one hour from Kalamata and around three hours from Athens. Other locations nearby are offered in order for you to make one day trips and be back to your room in Filiatra!

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Filiatra 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, Filiatra. The trip time depends on bus schedule. Ticket value depends on bus schedule also. 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 Filiatra 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 Trifylia  2761 360700
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

Filiatra Weather

Information

Filiatra along with Kyparissia and Gargalianoi, are the three most important and big cities of today’s Municipality of Trifylia. Filiatra is a beautiful small town with built on the national road Kyparissia-Pylos, in a fertile plain. It is a large agricultural and commercial center of the wider area with green spaces, old tiled houses and some neoclassical buildings with great design. The name probably comes from the many wells that were in the area, as “filiatro” used to be called the rim of the well.

 City of Filiatra had developed into an important commercial center of the area the recent years and of course it worth visiting because you can see lots of sights in and around the city. Locals are extremelly welcoming and food is as always traditional, fresh and local! Don’t forget in Filiatra you will see the Feast of Watermelons which is held every year in the middle of May until mid June, when watermelons are presented and offered to the visitors by the land of Trifylia Municipality.

History

The area has been inhabited from prehistoric times, as evidenced by many old findings and Filiatra have been identified as ancient Eranas.  During the domination by the Enetoi(1685-1715) the wider area around Filiatra belonged to the district of Kallithea, as the area from Methoni to Filiatra was called. During the second period of the domination by the Turks (1715-1821) Filiatra had developed into a vital commercial center of the area. The city has enjoyed great prosperity in the 19th century from exports of their raisins and local oil and wine to various European cities, but the powerful earthquake in 1896 has almost destroyed it.

 There are Byzantine monuments that are saved in the area which prove without mistake the prosperity of the Greek civilization.

The city of Filiatra nowadays constitutes an important agricultural and commercial center, built on a plain of olive groves and vineyards which offer to the area clean air, soil and products that every traveller must taste or take with him on way back.

Products

In Filiatra, 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.

Filiatra offers all of the traditional and local tastes with reassured quality by everyone that tries them.

Sights

In the central square of Filiatra city dominates the ornate fountain with the feminine figure at its top and the four children’s figures at its base which was ordered in 1871 from Florence . Other important sights in the city include the town hall building, St. John’s metropolitan church, the neoclassical Lyceum building, and St. George’s Church of the Burian which all travellers being there should visit, take pictures and learn about their history. The most interesting attraction of Filiatra, however, is the copy of Eiffel tower at the northwest entrance of the city, which was created in the past century at the expense of the doctor, Charalambos Fournarakis, who also built the amazingly beautiful “Castle of Fairytales” in Agrili.

Also you can see the Byzantine monuments that are saved in the area which prove the prosperity of the Greek civilization, like St. Sotira of Christians, the Monastery of St. Christoforos, the Church of Vlaherna, St. Dionysios of Morenas, the Church of the Resumption and the Blessed Virgin Mary of Agriliotissa.

The famous beaches at Lagouvardo, St. Kyriaki, Stomio and Agrili have golden sand and pure blue clean seas and are visited by many tourists every year.

Best time to visit

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Filiatra 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 Filiatra.

Summer Sun

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

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

Filiatra is a beautiful town as every visitor reviews after visiting with a good road map structure, built on the national road Kyparissia-Pylos, in a fertile plain rounded by olive groves and vineyards. Reaching Filiatra town is easy from the national road is just one hour from Kalamata and around three hours from Athens. Other locations nearby are offered in order for you to make one day trips and be back to your room in Filiatra!

How to get here

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Filiatra 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, Filiatra. The trip time depends on bus schedule. Ticket value depends on bus schedule also. 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 Filiatra 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 Trifylia  2761 360700
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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