Our area in the Peloponnese
Briefly about our primary area: Messinia
The location of Messinia between Taygetosbergen in the north and the Mediterranean sea to the south kept the landscape relatively isolated for a long time. Messinia has a pleasant climate and a long tourist season where both sun worshipers and experienced hikers can find something they like. Check out our own suggestions "Find activities in the Peloponnese ".
Do you want buy or rent a summerhouse via us, implement a course, kickoff or find remote job destination then you will find our primary items distributed as follows: Messinia Avia, Messinia County, Messinia Mani, Kalamata.
Just 10 minutes drive and about 15 km southeast of Kalamata lies Avia Messinia with its rugged beautiful scenery with stunning panoramic views of the blue and turquoise crystal clear waters of Messinia Bay. The name comes from the mythological king of Messenia Kresphontis, which named the area after Hercules daughter Avia.
In the area there are small communities Avia, Akrogiali and Megali Mantineia and the view from Taygetos Massif's western foot section gives a great view of the bay and Kalamata. As the area is hilly and the beaches are close to the mountains you will find here no classic sandy beaches as in other areas. Here there are clearly stony beaches and coves preferred by the Greeks themselves.
The entire coastline down to Mani is very sailing-friendly, and it is also easy to navigate to the west side of the Bay of Messinia or around the southeastern part of the Peloponnese. To all objects in the area.
Messinia County actually consists of several different municipalities with small, genuine Greek communities, all west of Kalamata. The area is rewritten in the Iliad, which was written about 750 BC, and some of the places are inhabited today, such as Pylos and Messini and close to Pylos, there is also Kung Nestor's palace.
The popular resorts Koroni, Methoni and Pylos located in the area and despite the winding roads, it does not take much time to get around the part of Messinia. The area around Pylos has in recent years expanded greatly thanks to the Costa Navarino which, with its hotels and golf courses, attracts many tourists. Between Pylos and Costa Navarino there is also one of Greece's most famous beaches, Voidokilia (meaning the coma or oxmagen). Other popular sandy beaches are Methoni and Finikounda.
The landscape here is not as hilly as Messinia Avia or Messinia Mani, but still on panoramic views in some places. The roads between the resorts are also clearly broader and not as splendid as the other side of the bay. To all objects in the area.
Mani is an area located in Messinia and Lakonia and is famous in Greece for its rugged and wild nature and its turbulent history. People have lived here forever and the Iliad (written for almost 3 000 years ago) counts six ports in Mani. And it was in the port of Gythio that Paris and Helena sailed to Troy and triggered one of history's most mythical wars.
The popular resorts are Kardamyli, Stoupa and Aghios Nikolaos. Gythio is located on the eastern part and was formerly Sparta's great base but is now a beautiful city filled with restaurants and is a popular tourist destination. The Taygetos Mountains, which are snow-covered in winter, delimit naturally Mani from Lakonia and during the spring fill the lower slopes of wild flowers and spices. The attractions are frequented by nature lovers who like to wander in the beautiful and unspoilt countryside.
Good sandy beaches are found in Mavrovoúni (southwest of Gythio) with its kilometer-long sandy beach and in Stoúpa with its two beaches (Kalogriá and Stoúpa). Also, remember that in Mani you will find smaller beaches and coves, even if they are rocky, they offer unique privacy. To all objects in the area.
Kalamata is a port with closer to 70 000 residents, making it the second largest in the Peloponnese. The areas around the city are rich in mythological history and there are several places specifically named in Homeros Iliados. There are also many stories about local heroes and places, such as when Aristomenis fought the Spartans.
If you are interested in archeology, you should definitely visit the Franconian castle and Benakion, which is an archaeological museum. For those who like art and culture, we recommend a visit to cultural centers where events are held all year round.
For those who want to buy a holiday home, however, the 2,5 km elongated pebble beach with clear blue water is much more interesting: perfect investment for this, you will not miss tenants! The beach is lined with bars and tavernas that revive life even in the evenings and nights. To all objects in the area.