A one bedroom Akrogiali apartment located 10km from Kalamata.Fully furnished with all your necessity needs. Also with verandas for your breakfast, your drink, or just sitting back ,and taking in the sea breeze. A minutes walk to the beach.Also you have a market,cafes,bars,clubs,tavern which are within walking distance. There is also bus and taxi service.
Fridge will be stalked with cold spring water.You will also have the pleasure to try our own extra virgin olive oil,figs,catus,grapes,and other fruits and veggies when in season waiting for you when you arrive. A nice bottle of our wine,coffee,tea,our home grown hamomile tea with our local fresh honey .
This and all i have listed are all from my village Arfara 20 km from Kalamata which you may want to visit if you like.
If you are thinking of spending your holidays here please contact me and i can provide more information on food - drinking - swimming - activities & also excursions to nearby uninhabited
and isolated beautiful beaches or day trips to other nearby places .
Also Below is a list of services I can help you arrange. If your wish is not on the list, don't be afraid to ask!
I can pick you up/drop off from Kalamata Airport or bus station . Free of charge!
Vehicle Rentals, Bicycle or Moto Bike Rentals
Airport transfers from Athens by me, or from any other destination in Greece.I also offer Personal Driver ,Tour Guide Service to show you around different sites and places,if you like.
Located in Akrogiali - Avia, only 10 km from Kalamata Municipality of Avias, Paliochora, Archontiko, Akrogiali (Kopani), and Megali Mantineia are included. Historical elements report
that Paliochora was the Homeric gate –Iri-, which Homer calls -poiiessa]- that is, verdurous and fertile.
It was renamed Abia by the name of the wet nurse of Glinos, son of Irakleoys and Diianeira, who resorted to the region persecuted by Achairoys in order to save the baby.
Afterwards Kresfontis gave the gate the name Abia, and this ancient gate developed for 1400 years approximately, from 11th century B.C. until 3rd century A.D. Also Asklipeio functioned; in the ruins of that in 1775 the current temple of Virgin Mary was built. In the place however of ancient Abia, the castle of Mantineia was later built, which belonged to Venetians and constituted seat of the homonymous Barony (early 15th century). It underwent however a lot of destructions from the Turks, during their occupation.
Mantineia was at some point in time abandoned by its residents, who settled down in the village Megali Mantineia. The devastated village took the name Paliochora. However the inhabitants of Mantineia, they were very courageous and in the middle of the 19th century they began to inhabit once again the deserted coastal areas and create the settlements: Paliochora, Archontiko and Kopanoi (its current name is Akrogiali).
The settlements were continuously expanding. In 1922 the first school was built. Later in 1955 in the opening up of the Community road a Roman sarcophagus, Byzantine currencies, a Roman-
Byzantine cemetery, a castle, earthen vessels etc.were found, that testify the existence of region existing from the prehistoric ages until the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine season.
Those regions therefore of the Municipality of Abias, Kardamylis and Leyktron the s called current Messiniaki Mani. Approximately 10 to 13 km away of these beautiful regions, in the
heart of the Messinian gulf and the foothill of Taygetus, Kalamata is situated. Her name is said to be taken by the Byzantine monastery, which was dedicated to the Virgin Mary Kalomata.
After the 4th Crusade, it was described as the Marseille of Morias. It is worth visiting the numerous Internet sites, in order to learn its history before visiting Kalamata. Kalamata is the second-largest city of the Peloponnese in southern Greece.
The capital and chief port of the Messenia prefecture, it lies along the Nedon River at the head of the Messenian Gulf. It is an important urban, economic and commercial centre of the
region, as well as an administrative centre of the prefecture of Messinia. It has intense nightlife during the winter and the summertime, during winter in various small tavernas and
bars in the historical centre, while during the summertime in clubs and beach bars by the sea.
In Kalamata, the polytechnic schools and certain departments of the university of the Peloponnese reside.Kalamata is renowned as the land of the Kalamatianos dance and the silk kerchief; of succulent dark olives, honey-eyed figs and the honey-covered sesame sweet called pasteli.
The city can be reached other Greek cities by bus and train. Furthermore, the city has an international airport and an important harbour. Ferries are available to places such as the Greek island of Kythira.
Kalamata also made a sport (paragliding), which has existed since the mid 80s.
located 20km from Kalamata. Takeoff is off a side of the mountain and the landing takes place on the beach in (email hidden)pecially in Greece and more specifically to Verga - Kalamata you can enjoy it because it is ideal for the sport, as the climatic and soil conditions are favorable.
Paragliding has developed rapidly all over the world because of the ease of learning, low cost, safety and satisfaction.
No trip to Kalamata is complete without plenty of trips to the beach, but don't be tempted just to stick to one favorite spot. Taking a walk up the shore will take you past fishing boats,
small local restaurants and bars,clubs and past pretty little olive and fruit groves - bring along your camera as there will be some great photo opportunities! Another pleasant option is to head up to the Marina at the far end of the town. If you're staying by the beach or in Kalamata's center, it may be worth taking a taxi here, as the walk takes around 30 minutes - it can feel much longer in the heat of summer. Here is a modern little bay with impressive yachts and bobbing boats, along with some good waterside bars, cafes and restaurants.
Magic of the Mountains
The southern Peloponnese mountains form a stunning backdrop to Kalamata, and keen walkers and nature lovers will find the rugged mountain range throws up plenty of opportunity for challenging walks and rambles. The vast mountain that sits immediately behind the town has a trail running from its base right up to the top - set out early in the morning before the heat kicks in, and be prepared to spend around four or five hours getting to the top. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen, and don't forget your camera - the walk can be challenging but the views across the town and out to sea are outstanding.
Drag yourself off the beach lounger and into Kalamata town centre to see the remains of a 13th century church, as well as the impressive Ayii Apostili - a church that also dates back to the
13th century. The fruit and vegetable market held in the town center is a riot of color and exotic smells, and the produce on sale tastes every bit as good as it looks.
The Kalamata Beach covers a stretch of about four km and boasts of crystal blue waters. It has been awarded with the blue flags of Europe. The beach is famous for its scenic beauty and colorful shells found on its coast.
The famous Byzantine church of the Virgin Ypapanti is located in the town. It is famous for the Kalamata silk woven by the nuns here. There are several other churches located within the city
which should be seen for their architectural beauty.There are several museums in Kalamata which provide the visitors with interesting historical information. The Railway Museum is located to the south of the Municipal Park. The Benakeion Archaeological Museum located in the heart of the city, houses treasures ranging from the Bronze Age to the Roman period.
Kalamata hosts a number of cultural events and festivals. The Kalamata Dance Festival is held every year and focuses on the exchange of Greek and foreign dance troupes.
As your host i am here for all that you will need 24/7 to make your stay a wonderful experience . Price includes everything plus cleaning fees.
We stayed in this apartment for a week. Kwastas met us at the bus station and as he drove us to the apartment, he began feeding us an elaborate story about how there was no wifi in Kalamata because of rain/a storm (not sure which, the story changed a few times). We were showered with lovely gifts (olive oil, sweets, and oranges) and overall the apartment was fine, a little dark and damp, but quiet, clean and well stocked. The location was alright, a 15 minute walk to the beach but a 30 minute walk to a decent supermarket. There was wifi everywhere we went in Kalamata, so I inquired again, this time on the phone and Kwastas became very defensive and unprofessional, unintentionally revealing the real reason we didn't have wifi. Had we known, we never would have stayed here. To be fair, we were compensated 20 euros mid week. Sorry Kwastas, but true hospitality, Greek or not, always includes honesty. I'm sure he has everything together in the summer, but I can't recommend staying here in the winter.
We agree with the reviewer that honesty is important to both the guest and the host.
We always strive to make sure that our guests have an exceptional stay . We are ready and operational to serve our guests year round.
This is why so many of our guests come back year after year for our Greek hospitality.
Kalamata had a severe thunderstorms and flooding for a week.Because so many
residents were affected by the weather conditions.
We were sorry about the inconvenience and reimbursed our clients fairly.
We did not have control over the amount of days it would take to restore the service.
Our apartments are located near the beach and are about a 10-15 minute walk.
Within this short walk, one can find at least two grocery stores,
a convenience store,a gasoline station,a bakery and a large amount of restaurants,lounges and cafes.
More of the above venues can be found with a short ride on a bus or near a cab.
Kwstas was a great host. He made sure we had everything we needed and even went above and beyond to show us around. He made sure we knew where the good restaurants were at. When we got there, he gave us a welcome basket with fruit and other desserts. It was definitely a treat and a great show of hospitality.
Even before we got there, Kwstas made communicated with me and made sure that I knew what were the places to see and visit.
Kwstas even went above and beyond to take us around town and to his village. We got a chance to see the local olive oil factory. It was a neat experience. Make sure to ask him about that.
The apartment was clean and tidy. We could not ask for more. I would definitely stay at his place again when I visit Greece.
This year my wife and I rented another apartment Kwstas, which is in the same building. And this year, Kwstas apartment was just as beautiful. Like last year, Kwstas showed us a real Greek hospitality. He met us at the bus station, and brought to the apartment. We recommend this apartment to anyone who comes to Kalamata!!! Many thanks to Kwstas and see you next year!!!!!
The apartment was very nice and in excellent condition, and just a 10 minute walk from the beach and many restaurants and shops. Kwstas left homemade olive oil, tomatoes, chamomile tea, bread and more, which was all delicious and very nice of him. It's worth mentioning that we found the lock on the front door a little tricky to open, so try it out before you leave!
I travel quite a lot and like to stay in areas where the locals live, instead of tourist packed hotels. So I have tried quite a few places!
Well, Kwstas was by far the best host I have met so far... The apartment was nice and clean, with everything you need, and well located - a short walk to the beach. What really made the difference was Kwstas' hospitality: he showed me around Kalamata, brought me fresh fruits, eggs, and even home cooked meals from time to time... The restaurants he recommended were really good - including a small family owned restaurant I ended up eating at almost every lunch that is not too far from the flat (ask him!). Kwstas was always here to help and really added to the experience.
About the place and location: if you want to laze by the beach, you can do everything just walking - there is a small supermarket and bakery close by, and many bars restaurants on the beachfront. If you want to hang out more in the city and go around the great hills around Kalamata (stunning views!), you can either rent a bicycle or a scooter (I chose the latter), or get taxis, they're quite cheap too. And if you don't know what to do one day, just ask Kwstas for a recommendation, he's got you covered :-)
I will be back!
We went to Greece as a big family and rented several apartments from Kwstas. And we must say it was AMAZING!
Kwstas is very kind and caring person.He helped us with different things.He was always there to help you when you need it.
All the apartments were very clean and nicely furnished, there was all the necessary equipment one may need. In addition, Kwstas is not only a great host but a very kind person as well: during all our stay in his apartments Kwstas was always ready to drive us to any place we need and took us to different holidays, festivals and parties held in Kalamata. The apartments are right near the sea where there are a lot of cafes and beautiful beaches to choose from.
Every day, thanks to Kwstas we had wonderful fruits, fresh tasty meat, home eggs and all kinds of dairy products. On the very first day of our stay, Kwstas provided Internet connection, SIM cards and other technological devices we needed.
So I recommend Kwstas and his apartments for everyone who wants to visit Kalamata and have a good impression of it.
Kwstas is a wonderful host, very kind and ready to satisfy any of our needs. We would suggest to stay at kwstas' flat to anyone who would visit kalamata. Also the welcome presents (fruits vegetablrs honey bread sweets...) was highly appreciated!
Very nice holiday. Kwastas is very kind, he has prepared a present for we in the apartment. He has take we at airport and he is available always for all.
Kalamata is a nice place, the beach and the sea are very beautiful, and Kwsastas's flat is clean and confortable. There is a street a little noisy, but it's not a problem. I council Kalamata and Kwastas to all.
My stay in Kalamata was absolutely stunning thanks to Kwastas and his family. Right from the beginning of planing my booking Kwastas was engaged and helped with the planning of my travel and transportation from the airport and bus to Kalamata. Once in place, I was greeted by two of the most hospitable and sweet people I have ever met.. Kwastas and his niece Niki! I felt like part of the family and I cant wait to go back and visit Kalamata again! I would certainly recommend a visit & living in Kwastas lovely flat!
I would like to thank Kwstas for an amazing stay in his apartments. First of all, apartments are very neat, nicely furnished and clean. There is a beautiful garden near the house and the sea is very close to the house, so you can walk there. The point I would like to emphasize is that Kwstas is always there to help you with whatever you need. He was very friendly and helpful from the very beginning - he organised all our transfers to and from the Athens airport, helped us with the bags, arrival, departure and thousand other things. He treated us as his close friends and did really a lot for us. We enjoyed staying in his apartments 100% every day, and we are already going to come back and rent an apartment from him in a few months again - this time bringing all of our family. I highly recommend staying at the apartments Kwstas offers.