Kyparissia

Kyparissia has the third in row urban population of Messinia, after the capital of the prefecture Kalamata and Messini. In the last inventory search it had 7,228 inhabitants. It’s built in an amphitheatrical spot, at the foot of Mountain Aegaleo and extends to the Ionian Sea, which geographical position makes it a great place to visit! It is also the capital and seat of Trifylia municipality.

Kyparissia is excellent designed and has all the comforts of a modern age city. It is a rural and shopping center of the surrounding areas. The city is divided into the old Upper Town which has been declared a traditional preserved settlement and in the New Lower City which is a newly built area that reaches until the coast. Kyparissia is an amazing and world known location for every tourist at any age because it offers a wide variety of options and experiences! Don’t forget to plan your trip there!

Kyparissia’s history is big and goes along with that of Peloponnisos. Its beginning is lost in the depths of prehistoric times. During the Homeric years Kyparissia was called “Kyparissientas” and belonged to the kingdom of Pylos ruled by king Nestoras. In the Trojan War, Kyparissientas sent 11 ships under Nestor’s command, to help them according to Homer. Later, the area was subjugated to the Spartans along with the rest of Messinia. Kyparissiendas was a thriving cultural and commercial city. In 199 BC. cut its own currency. The strategic position of the city throughout the centuries made many “friends” and enemies interested. In the place of the ancient Acropolis a magnificent castle was built during the Byzantine years, then the Turk and Frank conquerors reconstructed the fortress giving it its current form. During the Ottoman domination, Arkadia, as it was called the Kyparissia in Middle Ages, had a privileged position as a commercial center of the area and the castle. Its current name is due to “Othonas” as many others believe that the name Kyparissia owes it in the many cypress trees of the area.

In the Upper City there are lots of important historical monuments which are scattered and testify to its big history. In Kyparissia also were discovered tombs of the Classical and Roman times, while at the top of Mountain Psychro there is a Frankish castle that anyone being there should visit.

In Kyparissia, 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.

Kyparissia offers traditional and local products with the famous Messinian quality prevailing!

Visitors going to Kyparissia Municipality can admire many remarkable places and sights. Some of them are: the Archaeological Site of Peristeria, which is considered to be one of the most important centers of  first Mycenaean civilization, and also the Gorge next to the Archaeological Site. The Holy Monastery of the Theotokos, known as Katsimada in the area, is a nature crafted spot with a view that will leave the tourists speechless. Inside the city of Kyparissia there is the “Giant’s Castle” or “Castle of Arkadia”, the Folklore Museum, the Tank in the highest point of the city where the visitors can enjoy a magnificent view. You must also take a walk in the Upper Town from the old, traditional cobblestone streets. Many of the churches of the Municipality, other built in recent years and others built many decades ago with a great heritage along them, are also admired by travellers. Kyparissia has many to offer so don’t hesitate to book your trip there!

Don’t also forget the famous beach of Ai Lagoudis and a series of other beaches around and nearby city.

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Kyparissia 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 Kyparissia.

Summer Sun

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

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

Kyparissia is the capital and also seat of the Trifylia municipality. It is 255 kilometers SW from Athens and 67 kilometers NW from Kalamata. The city is divided into two places the old Upper Town and the New Town, a newly built area that reaches the seaside. Reaching Kyparissia is really easy from national road and with any transportation means.

In addition to the large tourist beach of Kyparissia St.Lagoudis with sand and pebbles, don’t forget that north of the city you will find a series of sandy beaches with organized and non organized segments, beach bars and canteens such as: Sani, Kartelela, Stomio. In the small family resort of Kalo Nero, there is an information center for Caretta Caretta turtles breeding in the area and are protected species all over the world.

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Kyparissia 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, Kyparissia. 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 Kyparissia 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

Kyparissia Weather

Information

Kyparissia has the third in row urban population of Messinia, after the capital of the prefecture Kalamata and Messini. In the last inventory search it had 7,228 inhabitants. It’s built in an amphitheatrical spot, at the foot of Mountain Aegaleo and extends to the Ionian Sea, which geographical position makes it a great place to visit! It is also the capital and seat of Trifylia municipality.

Kyparissia is excellent designed and has all the comforts of a modern age city. It is a rural and shopping center of the surrounding areas. The city is divided into the old Upper Town which has been declared a traditional preserved settlement and in the New Lower City which is a newly built area that reaches until the coast. Kyparissia is an amazing and world known location for every tourist at any age because it offers a wide variety of options and experiences! Don’t forget to plan your trip there!

History

Kyparissia’s history is big and goes along with that of Peloponnisos. Its beginning is lost in the depths of prehistoric times. During the Homeric years Kyparissia was called “Kyparissientas” and belonged to the kingdom of Pylos ruled by king Nestoras. In the Trojan War, Kyparissientas sent 11 ships under Nestor’s command, to help them according to Homer. Later, the area was subjugated to the Spartans along with the rest of Messinia. Kyparissiendas was a thriving cultural and commercial city. In 199 BC. cut its own currency. The strategic position of the city throughout the centuries made many “friends” and enemies interested. In the place of the ancient Acropolis a magnificent castle was built during the Byzantine years, then the Turk and Frank conquerors reconstructed the fortress giving it its current form. During the Ottoman domination, Arkadia, as it was called the Kyparissia in Middle Ages, had a privileged position as a commercial center of the area and the castle. Its current name is due to “Othonas” as many others believe that the name Kyparissia owes it in the many cypress trees of the area.

In the Upper City there are lots of important historical monuments which are scattered and testify to its big history. In Kyparissia also were discovered tombs of the Classical and Roman times, while at the top of Mountain Psychro there is a Frankish castle that anyone being there should visit.

Products

In Kyparissia, 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.

Kyparissia offers traditional and local products with the famous Messinian quality prevailing!

Sights

Visitors going to Kyparissia Municipality can admire many remarkable places and sights. Some of them are: the Archaeological Site of Peristeria, which is considered to be one of the most important centers of  first Mycenaean civilization, and also the Gorge next to the Archaeological Site. The Holy Monastery of the Theotokos, known as Katsimada in the area, is a nature crafted spot with a view that will leave the tourists speechless. Inside the city of Kyparissia there is the “Giant’s Castle” or “Castle of Arkadia”, the Folklore Museum, the Tank in the highest point of the city where the visitors can enjoy a magnificent view. You must also take a walk in the Upper Town from the old, traditional cobblestone streets. Many of the churches of the Municipality, other built in recent years and others built many decades ago with a great heritage along them, are also admired by travellers. Kyparissia has many to offer so don’t hesitate to book your trip there!

Don’t also forget the famous beach of Ai Lagoudis and a series of other beaches around and nearby city.

Best time to visit

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Kyparissia 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 Kyparissia.

Summer Sun

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

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

Kyparissia is the capital and also seat of the Trifylia municipality. It is 255 kilometers SW from Athens and 67 kilometers NW from Kalamata. The city is divided into two places the old Upper Town and the New Town, a newly built area that reaches the seaside. Reaching Kyparissia is really easy from national road and with any transportation means.

In addition to the large tourist beach of Kyparissia St.Lagoudis with sand and pebbles, don’t forget that north of the city you will find a series of sandy beaches with organized and non organized segments, beach bars and canteens such as: Sani, Kartelela, Stomio. In the small family resort of Kalo Nero, there is an information center for Caretta Caretta turtles breeding in the area and are protected species all over the world.

How to get here

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Kyparissia 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, Kyparissia. 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 Kyparissia 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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