Peloponnese, Greece

Kalamata, with 69,849 inhabitants, the capital and chief port of the Messenia regional unit, is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece, at the head of the Messenian Gulf. Kalamata is accessed by car through the motorway, Athens-Tripolis-Kalamata, in about two hours. From Patras it takes about 3 hours. There is a bus link from Athens with frequent services. Charter and scheduled flights fly to Kalamata’s International Airport. Ferries are available to the Greek islands of Kithira and Crete in the summer months.

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