Looming over the town is the 13th-century kastro . Remarkably, it survived the 1986 earthquake. The entry gate is its most impressive...
Historical & Folklore Museum of Kalamata
This eggshell-blue building holds an exquisite collection of donated local artefacts – from tools and looms to household items and...
Archaeological Museum of Messenia
This wonderful child-friendly museum, recently reopened after years of renovation, is a must-visit, especially if you are struggling to...
A cosmopolitan, upmarket cafe with an olive theme, in a handy location near Plateia 23 Martiou in the old town. Serves gourmet snacks...
Lonely Planet review
This museum's displays span a broad chronological sweep of Greek history from the Turkish occupation (depicted in grisly paintings) to the 21st century. National servicemen take guided tours (English speakers are supposedly available but, unfortunately, all signage is in Greek).