Messinia: Pure Nature
Homeric cities, Mycenaean tombs, classical temples, ancient theatres, Byzantine churches, Medieval castles comprise the image of Messinia. The capital of the region is the city of Kalamata.
Off the south coast of Messenia lie the Messenian Oinousses islands. The largest of them are Sapientza, Schiza and Venetiko.
A Bit of History
According to legends, Ancient Messinia was inhabited by Lelegs. According to Homer, the mythical kingdom of Nestor, with the center in Pylos was situated in Messinia. After long wars with the neighboring Sparta, which was seeking domination of the entire Peloponnese, Messinia fell under its authority. After the victory of Thebes over Sparta, it regains its independence. In the 1st century BC, Messinia became part of the Roman province of Achaia.
Two of the best varieties of olives in the world are grown in Messenia: Koroniki, of which the olive oil with a delicate flavor, rich aroma is made, and Kalamon – vey juicy table olives.
Grecotel Filoxenia Kalamata
Lovely resort is located on a 300 meter long beach with gentle entry into the sea and crystal clear azure-blue waters. It consists of a four-storey building with three lifts. Features elegant rooms and suites decorated with soft colours of gray, brown and ivory; ...
Aparthotel 2*Agios Sostis Hotel Apartments
Small budget hotel in the center of Kyparissia represents a t wo-storey building , spacious rooms with a kitchenette , internet and a warm and homely atmosphere . A couple of steps away from the hotel there are shops, taverns , cafes and bars....
Apollo Resort Art Hotel
Set on beautiful grounds with swimming pools and palm trees , the hotel offers a choice of comfortable rooms, a restaurant , bars, room service , internet access, facilities for children, and live music . Within easy reach of Kyparissia V illage ...
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