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Kalamata Railway park, Peloponnese, Greece
Greece

The Essential guide to Kalamata

Kalamata is a coastal town in the regional unit of Messenia, in the Peloponnese. It is known for its olives (Kalamata olives) and olive oil. Messenia is literally covered with olive trees! Last year during our Peloponnese road trip my husband and I spent an evening in Kalamata. We returned this year as we wanted to explore the city further. Things to See in Kalamata As I mentioned last year, I enjoyed Kalamata’s central square (on Aristomenous street) which is full of cafes. It does have a lot of free space as well and was full of people when we…

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10 places to visit in Greece
Greece

10 places to visit in Greece (2016 in review)

2016 was the first in many years that I didn’t travel abroad. Yet I made up for it, by traveling a lot in Greece both for work and leisure. Most of those trips where well documented on the blog and Instagram and here’s my yearly round-up! I hope that you’ll get inspired and add some of these cities and islands on your travel list for 2017. 1) Chania was the first city I visited in the 2016 spending a weekend there and then revisited in September for a wedding. Related: Exploring Chania, 2 Days in Chania, Kritamon wine bar/restaurant, Chania…

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Methoni Castle. Peloponnese, Greece
Greece

Peloponnese Road Trip: Kalamata, Koroni & Methoni

Continuing on our Peloponnese road trip, we reached Kalamata late in the afternoon. It was cloudy and damp from the rain, so we retreated to our hotel before venturing out for an evening stroll. In hindsight I should have added an extra day  on our trip in order to explore the city more, because we liked it very much! Day 4&5: Kalamata Kalamata, a coastal city, is located on the Messinian gulf between the and its history is traced back to the antiquity (was called Farai back then, while Messini was the region’s prominent city). The name of the city…

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