Messinia – Churches

  • Small Church of Taxiarches

    The small church of Taxiarches is located 4 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Small Church of Great Archangels

    The small church of Great Archangels is located 4 km away from the city of Kalamata

  • Monastery Panagoulaki

    The monastery Panagoulaki is an monastery for old calendarists near the town of Kalamata.

  • Monastery of Velanidia

    The Monastery of Velandia got its name from the ancient oak that stood near the monastery until the earthquake of 1884, when it was felled

  • Monastery of Vaidenitsa

    The abandoned monastery of Vaidenitsa in western Mani is built in a ravine between villages Exochori and Saidona. It dates back to the 17th or 18th century.

  • Monastery of Sidiroporta

    The Monastery of Sidiroporta got its name from the heavy iron door installed by the founder of the Bishop Parthenios Methonis.

  • Monastery of Savior

    Inside the Gorge of Viros in Western Mani there is the Monastery of Savior of the 14th century, that is abandoned today. The Church organizes a big feast on August 6th.

  • Monastery of Samuel

    The Monastery of Samuel in Western Mani is a ruined castle-monastery built in a ravine on the western slope of the peak Sotiritsa in Taygetos.

  • Monastery of Prophet Joel

    The Monastery of Prophet Joel is located in Fares of Kalamata, to the east of the city center.

  • Monastery of Prophet Elias

    The cells of the Monastery of Prophet Elias were used for hosting indigent tuberculars and psychiatric institution "Prophet Elias"

  • Monastery of Mardaki

    The historic monastery of Mardaki became a refuge for kleftes and armatoloi in 1821. Every 15 and 23 August the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, work of Evangelist Luke is exposed to pilgrimage.

  • Monastery of Gardiki

    The monastery of Gardiki was base of Papaflessas for the liberating struggle of 1821.

  • Monastery of Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    In the Monastery of Exaltation of the Holy Cross you will find a unique workshop with six old looms.

  • Monastery of Dimiovia

    The Monastery of Dimiovia is located at the foot of Taygetos. It houses the icon of Virgin Mary Dimiovitissa.

  • Monastery of Androumpevitsa

    The Monastery of Androumpevitsa is located in West Mani, one kilometer away from Stavropigio, built between 12th-13th century and today serves as a nunnery.

  • Monastery Mele

    The church of Timios Prodromos or Monastery Mele has recently been restored by the Archaeological Service.

  • Monastery Lykaki

    The Monastery Lykaki is inside the Gorge of Viros in Western Mani above Kardamyli. It is a building of the 14th-16th century that now has been recaptured.

  • Monastery Karaveli

    The Monastery Karaveli near Petrovouni of western Mani was a fortified monastery of the 14th century with defensive enclosure, battlements and of course the church.

  • Monastery Kalograion

    The Monastery Kalograion in the center of Kalamata is dedicated to Saints Constantine and Helen and is the place where the famous handkerchief of Kalamata is made.

  • Church og Agioi Anargiroi in Nomitsi

    The Church of Agioi Anargiroi is one the most important monuments of Western Mani.

  • Church of Ypapanti

    The church of Ypapanti is the Metropolitan church of Kalamata that celebrates on February 2nd, but the rituals last 14 days.

  • Church of Transfiguration of the Savior in Nomitsi

    The church of Transfiguration of the Savior is 55 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Church of Transfiguration of the Savior

    The Church of Transfiguration of the Savior is in Fagrianika of Milia and is 60 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Church of Saint Nicolaos of Fragolimni and Saint Athanasios of Tzane

    The "Twin" church of Saint Nicolaos of Fragolimna and Saint Athanasios s of Tzane is located to the west of the square of Frangolimna.

  • Church of Mikroi Taxiarches

    The Church of Mikroi Taxiarches belonges to Benakis family and since 1916 is a dependency of the Monastery of Velanidia.

  • Church of Agios Stratigos in Pyrgos

    The Church of Agios Stratigos is in Pyrgos of Western Mani and 56 kilometers away from Kalamata.

  • Church of Agios Spyridon in Kardamyli

    The Church of Agios Spyridon integrated in the fortress set of the Tower of Mourtzinos is 37 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Church of Agios Petros in Kastania

    The Church of Agios Petros in Kastania is 52 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Church of Agios Nicolaos in Platsa

    The Church of Agios Nicolaos with its exquisite frescoes is 54 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Church of Agia Sophia in Gournitsa

    The Church of Agia Sophia is located in the homonymous village of Western Mani and is 42 kilometers away from Kalamata.

  • Agios Nikolaos of Ephesians

    The church of Agios Nicolaos of Ephesians is located on Squareof Frangolimna at short distance from the cemetery of Kalamata.

  • Agios Nicolaos Flarios

    The church of Agios Nicolaos Flarios was built on the ruins of the church of Agios Nicolaos Xenon in the center of Kalamata.

  • Agios Ioannis Prodromos

    Agios Ioannis Prodromos is considered the oldest parish church in Kalamata.

  • Agios Georgios

    Agios Georgios was the first cathedral in Kalamata after its liberation on March 23rd, 1821

  • Agios Elias Ardounis

    The church of Agios Elias Ardounis was built on the site where Elias Ardounis became a martyr on January 31st 1868.

  • Agios Dimitrios of Arcadians

    Agios Dimitrios of Arcadians is located near the square of Kalamata and dates from the 19th century

  • Agios Dimitrios

    Agios Dimitrios at the foot of the hill Tourles is a recognized ancient monument.

  • Agios Charalambos

    The church of Agios Charalambos is considered one of the most important Byzantine monuments of Kalamata.

  • Agios Andreas of Loga

    Agios Andreas of Loga is one of the most important Byzantine monuments in the area, built in the 9th-10th century.

  • Agioi Apostoloi

    The agonists of 1821 gave oath of loyalty to the revolution in the church of Agioi Apostoloi in Kalamata.

  • Agios Georgios

    Agios Georgios is a picturesque village situated at the foot of Gkiona at an altitude of 240 meters.

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