Marathopolis

Marathopolis is a picturesque and graphic seaside village with beautiful clean blue beaches that has growed in tourist industry the last years and became well known to abroad visitors and locals alike.

Marathopolis or Marathos is in the southwestern part of Messinia. In summer the population of the village increases a lot and people flooding the area from everywhere inside Greece or abroad.

In Marathopolis you can find functioning rooms, hotels, campsites and hostels. From morning to evening you can enjoy a coffee or later on a drink in the cozy bar and cafe area while for food lovers the village is famous for its fish taverns.

Marathopolis offers outstanding natural beauty, where you can admire the blue sky and the sea which will offer you the ideal mix between relaxation and colorful adventure. Marathopolis offers its guests a perfect welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and locals, comfortable accommodation suitable for family or solo holidays, along with the proper food for everyone!

The founding of Marathos in the homonymous site until the year 1859, according to King Othonas, was upon the recommendation of the responsible Minister. Marathopolis was annexed to the old Municipality of Platamodous before 1889, while in 1899 it was transfered from the prefecture of Messinia to the prefecture of Trifylia for about a decade, until 1909, when it returned to the prefecture of Messinia, as a settlement of the Trifylia District. In 1912 the village was detached from the Municipality of Platamodous and was designated the seat of Marathopolis. Marathopolis remained the seat of the homonymous community from 1912 to 1997, when, in the changes made to the local government, through the Kapodistrias project, it was annexed to the abolished Municipality of Gargalianoi, and from 2011 onwards with the new changes to the “Kallikratis” project now belongs to the new Municipality of Trifylia. This municipality was established with the Kallikratis Program with the merging of the pre-existing municipalities of Aetos, Avlonos, Gargalianoi, Kyparissia, Filiatra and the Tripyla community.

In Marathopolis, 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.

Marathopolis is well known for traditional and local dishes with the famous tavernas and restaurants of the area!

It is certain that your visit to Marathopolis will fill your memory with lots of things to remember as everyone says after. Just 15 kilometers away from the Palace of the legendary King Nestoras in ancient Greece and the museum of the Mycenaean period in Chora. Only 25 kilometers from wonderful Pylos with its Venetian Castle, 40 kilometers from historical Methoni featuring one of the greatest castles in the Mediterranean, 55 kilometers from renowned Koroni, 30 kilometers from ancient Ithomi, 40 kilometers from delightful Kyparissia and the Neda waterfalls. With Marathopolis as a base, all beauties in Messinia are easily within your reach so settle there and start planning your trips.
Around Marathopolis, you can find beautiful sandy virgin beaches to enjoy the most refreshing baths and activities. North of Marathopolis (2km), there is the magical beach of Langouvardos, to the south (3.5km) there is the friendly beach of Agia Sotiro and further down (2km) the cosmopolitan Mati beach. Opposite Marathopolis, a short day cruise to Proti Isle will take you back to past and fill you with pictures!

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Marathopolis 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 Marathopolis.

Summer Sun

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

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

Marathopolis is located at a strategic significance point for tourism. It is situated in equal distances from various places that worth visiting! From the palace of the legendary King Nestoras of ancient Greece and the Museum of the Mycenaean period in the Country to beautiful Pylos with its Venetian castle, ancient Ithomi, and many more!

Marathopolis is very easy to reach from every location nearby! It is located very close to Gargalianoi (8 km),  Kyparissia (27 km ), historic Pylos (33 km) and the capital of the prefecture Kalamata (65 km), so everyone can get there inside minutes from these areas. Finally from Athens is around three hour trip through national road!

 Open all day, the restaurants and tavernas welcome you with selected traditional recipes, flavours gathered from land and sea. From morning to night, you can enjoy your coffee and drinks in the welcoming cafes and shops.

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Marathopolis in about three hours fifteen 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, Trifylia. 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 Marathopolis 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

Marathopolis Weather

Information

Marathopolis is a picturesque and graphic seaside village with beautiful clean blue beaches that has growed in tourist industry the last years and became well known to abroad visitors and locals alike.

Marathopolis or Marathos is in the southwestern part of Messinia. In summer the population of the village increases a lot and people flooding the area from everywhere inside Greece or abroad.

In Marathopolis you can find functioning rooms, hotels, campsites and hostels. From morning to evening you can enjoy a coffee or later on a drink in the cozy bar and cafe area while for food lovers the village is famous for its fish taverns.

Marathopolis offers outstanding natural beauty, where you can admire the blue sky and the sea which will offer you the ideal mix between relaxation and colorful adventure. Marathopolis offers its guests a perfect welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and locals, comfortable accommodation suitable for family or solo holidays, along with the proper food for everyone!

History

The founding of Marathos in the homonymous site until the year 1859, according to King Othonas, was upon the recommendation of the responsible Minister. Marathopolis was annexed to the old Municipality of Platamodous before 1889, while in 1899 it was transfered from the prefecture of Messinia to the prefecture of Trifylia for about a decade, until 1909, when it returned to the prefecture of Messinia, as a settlement of the Trifylia District. In 1912 the village was detached from the Municipality of Platamodous and was designated the seat of Marathopolis. Marathopolis remained the seat of the homonymous community from 1912 to 1997, when, in the changes made to the local government, through the Kapodistrias project, it was annexed to the abolished Municipality of Gargalianoi, and from 2011 onwards with the new changes to the “Kallikratis” project now belongs to the new Municipality of Trifylia. This municipality was established with the Kallikratis Program with the merging of the pre-existing municipalities of Aetos, Avlonos, Gargalianoi, Kyparissia, Filiatra and the Tripyla community.

Products

In Marathopolis, 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.

Marathopolis is well known for traditional and local dishes with the famous tavernas and restaurants of the area!

Sights

It is certain that your visit to Marathopolis will fill your memory with lots of things to remember as everyone says after. Just 15 kilometers away from the Palace of the legendary King Nestoras in ancient Greece and the museum of the Mycenaean period in Chora. Only 25 kilometers from wonderful Pylos with its Venetian Castle, 40 kilometers from historical Methoni featuring one of the greatest castles in the Mediterranean, 55 kilometers from renowned Koroni, 30 kilometers from ancient Ithomi, 40 kilometers from delightful Kyparissia and the Neda waterfalls. With Marathopolis as a base, all beauties in Messinia are easily within your reach so settle there and start planning your trips.
Around Marathopolis, you can find beautiful sandy virgin beaches to enjoy the most refreshing baths and activities. North of Marathopolis (2km), there is the magical beach of Langouvardos, to the south (3.5km) there is the friendly beach of Agia Sotiro and further down (2km) the cosmopolitan Mati beach. Opposite Marathopolis, a short day cruise to Proti Isle will take you back to past and fill you with pictures!

Best time to visit

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Marathopolis 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 Marathopolis.

Summer Sun

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

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

Marathopolis is located at a strategic significance point for tourism. It is situated in equal distances from various places that worth visiting! From the palace of the legendary King Nestoras of ancient Greece and the Museum of the Mycenaean period in the Country to beautiful Pylos with its Venetian castle, ancient Ithomi, and many more!

Marathopolis is very easy to reach from every location nearby! It is located very close to Gargalianoi (8 km),  Kyparissia (27 km ), historic Pylos (33 km) and the capital of the prefecture Kalamata (65 km), so everyone can get there inside minutes from these areas. Finally from Athens is around three hour trip through national road!

 Open all day, the restaurants and tavernas welcome you with selected traditional recipes, flavours gathered from land and sea. From morning to night, you can enjoy your coffee and drinks in the welcoming cafes and shops.

How to get here

Driving: You’ll be able to drive from Athens to Marathopolis in about three hours fifteen 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, Trifylia. 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 Marathopolis 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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