Messinia - Villages

  • Vromovrysi

    Vromovrysi is a village in Messinia, 22 km at north of Kalamata. The inhabitants come from the old village Vromovrysi located on a higher altitude.

  • Vounaria

    Vounaria is a seaside village north of Koroni, with traditionally built stone houses and tiled roofs, near the beaches Peroulia and Kolonides.

  • Velika

    Velika is 20 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Vasilitsi

    Vasilitsi near Koroni has traditional stone houses in the heart of the village. Near it are located many beaches for every taste.

  • Valyra

    The town of Valyra is 22 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Tseria

    Tseria is mountainous village of Western Mani in a magnificent natural environment. From here the hiking trail starts and crosses the gorge of Viros.

  • Trikorfo

    The Feast of edible Olive is held in Trikorfo every August.

  • Trachila

    Trachila is the beautiful fishing village in western Mani, near amazing, untouched beaches with rocks and crystal clear waters. In Trachila there is the cave Katafygi.

  • Thalames

    Thalames (formerly Koutifari) is a hilly village in Messinia, where there was the ancient city Thalamai with the oracle of Pasiphae.

  • Strefi

    Strefi is a beautiful village in the municipality of Messini, is situated at an altitude of 225 meters and it is 27 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata. About 550 residents live in neighborhoods of the village. Strefi is surrounded by the river Velikas, which is united with another small river of the region and they flow into the beach of Velikas.

  • Stoupa

    Stoupa in Messinian Mani has become a major tourist resort, with two stunning and world-famous beaches of Stoupa and Kalogria.

  • Stavropirgio

    Stavropigio (older name Varousia) of western Mani is built on a hillside, surrounded by olive groves 22 kilometers away from Kalamata.

  • Stamatino

    Stamatino has been named balcony of the Messinian valley because of the excellent view. It is built on a hillside at an altitude of 465 meters.

  • Sperchogeia

    Sperchogeia is a settlement in the area of the new hospital in Kalamata. It is 8 km away from the city and you will find it near the new highway to Tripoli.

  • Soulinari

    Soulinari is a newly built village, on the National road of Pylos – Kalamata at an altitude of 340 meters. It is nhabited by 370 people and has many shops.

  • Sotirianika

    Sotirianika in Messinian Mani, just 16 km away from Kalamata, is a traditional village in lush vegetation. There stands the fortress of Kapetanakis.

  • Saidona

    Saidona in Western Mani is a traditional village, situated at the foot of Taygetos, in an environment with huge oaks and running waters.

  • Romanos

    Romanos in the southwestern Peloponnese has been quickly developing in recent years as far as tourism is concerned, as there has been built the largest hotel complex in the Mediterranean.

  • Riglia

    Rigglia in western Mani, is built on a narrow strip of land between two streams starting from the mountains of Milea to reach to the beach Pandazi.

  • Revmatia

    Revmatia is 41 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Pyrgos

    Pyrgos in Western Mani is called the "Balcony of Mani" because of its location. It is a village known for its many post-Byzantine churches.

  • Pylos

    Pylos is a popular tourist destination due to the antiquities, the tourist facilities and the beautiful natural environment in which it is built.

  • Prosilio

    Prosilio in Western Mani enjoys thanks to its unique location the biggest sunshine in continental Greece. It is a traditional village of Mani.

  • Prophet Elias

    The Prophet Elias is a settlement to the north of Kalamata, with great view to the city and the Messinian Bay. Therein lies the Church of the Prophet Elias.

  • Proastio

    Proastio is one of the oldest and important post-Byzantine villages of Western Mani, with many churches that have been declared historical monuments.

  • Polylofos

    The Feast of fig is held every August 18th in Polylofos that is located 25 kilometers away from Kalamata.

  • Poliani

    Poliani of Messinia is located 21 km away from Kalamata and is the birthplace of the great fighter of 1821, Grigorios Dikaios or Papaflessas.

  • Platsa

    Platsa is a hilly village in Western Mani, a traditional settlement with fortified towers, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful view over the Messinian Bay.

  • Plati

    Plati of Messinia is known for its magnificent Cathedral of the Assumption and the Horse Games being organized in the village, each year on the day of Saint Georgios.

  • Piges

    Piges on the west side of Taygetos is a beautiful village with running water. It is 27 km away from Kalamata and is ideal for excursions to nature.

  • Pigadia

    Pigadia is a settlement of Western Mani, near the Gorge of Rintomos. You have to walk through the gorge to see the Bridge of Pigadia.

  • Pidima

    The village Pidima is one of the most beautiful in the region because of the lush landscape and running water. It is 16 kilometers away from Kalamata, in the north.

  • Petrochori

    Petrochori of Messinia between Voidokilia and Romanos, has a beautiful beach as well. In recent years, it has been touristically developed, as the whole area.

  • Petralona

    Petralona is 7 km away from neighboring Mavrommati and very important Ancient Messini.

  • Petalidi

    Petalidi is 27 kilometers away from Kalamata

  • Perdikovrisi

    Perdikovrisi is 40 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Pelekito

    Pelekito is 25 kilometers away from Kalamata. It is a small village with stone houses with the church of Saint Ioannis, as landmark.

  • Pelekanada

    Pelekanada is 30 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Paralia Vergas

    Paralia Vergas is a town in the east of Kalamata (6 km) with high tourist traffic, many beaches and dozens of tourist accommodation.

  • Nomitsi

    Nomitsi (or Nomitsis) is located 57 km away from Kalamata on the road Kardamyli- Oitylos. The area has many Byzantine monuments.

  • Neromilos

    In Neromilos the feast of pie is organized every August.

  • Neochori

    Neochori is built at the foot of Mount Voulkano close to Meligala . It has about 210 inhabitants engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry. Neochori was founded in 1862 by residents of nearby villages and Alonistaina Arcadia. In Neochori you can see the old stone school, the square with the fountains and the Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul. The village also has the the abandoned house of Maria Callas’ father, who had a pharmacy Meligala.

  • Nedousa

    Nedousa is a beautiful, picturesque village of Mountain Taygetos. The landscape of the area is ideal for excursions to nature. There is a climbing park in the area.

  • Nea Koroni

    New Koroni is 44 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Mystraki

    Mystraki, near Koroni in Messinia is a traditional settlement. The old houses, built of stone, were reconstructed and converted into lodging places.

  • Militsa

    Militsa is 52 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Milioti

    Milioti is 27 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Milea

    Milea (or Milia) is a green mountainous village of the municipality of Western Mani on the west side of the mountain Taygetos with restored traditional houses.

  • Mikromani

    Mikromani, a town near Kalamata airport is particularly known for its wild artichoke feast held every July in the square.

  • Mikri Mantinia

    Mikri Mantinia is located 11 kilometers to the southeast of Kalamata  and is a coastal settlement, an important tourist destination of Messinia. It is a popular tourist resort with restaurants, cafes, clean beaches and resorts.

  • Mikra Mantinea

    Mikra Mantinea is 11 km away from Kalamata, is a seaside village, an important tourist destination of Messinia with crystal clear beaches.

  • Methoni

    Methoni, a picturesque coastal town on the southwestern tip of the Peloponnese, enchants visitors with its castle, beach and history.

  • Messini

    Messini is the seat of the municipality and is 10 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Meligalas

    Situated in a fertile valley of the river Pamissos, Meligalas is a commercial and agricultural center of the region, as it is the capital of the newly established municipality of Ichalia. Meligalas of 1,300 residents has the basic infrastructure of a modern town: schools, public services and commercial shops.

  • Megali Mantinia

    Megali Mantinea is built amphitheatrically, with lovely views over the Messinian Bay, at the start of western Mani.

  • Mavrommati Messinis

    The village Mavrommati is located near Ancient Messini and is 30 kilometers away from Kalamata.

  • Mathia

    Mathia is 38 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Maganiako

    Maganiako is 32km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Loga

    Loga is located 42 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Lagada

    Lagada in Messinia is an original village of architectural aesthetics with tower houses and houses with tiled roofs.

  • Ladas

    Ladas, perched on western Taygetos is known for its vineyards and its annual wine festival that takes place every time there on last Saturday of August.

  • Lachanada

    Lachanada is a village over Finikouda in Messenia, whose inhabitants are all Cretans. They settled as a group here in 1831.

  • Kyveleia

    Kyveleia is a settlement at an altitude of 500 meters in western Taygetos and belongs to the local community of Milea. The father of Theodoros Kolokotronis was buried in the area.

  • Kyparissia

    Kyparissia, the capital of the municipality Trifylia, is the third largest city of Messenia after Kalamata and Messene. It is built at the foot of Mount Egaleo and reaches to the coast of the Ionian Sea.

  • Kria Vrysi

    Krya Vrisi is one of the most mountainous villages in Peloponnese ( 1.096m). It is located in an amazing natural environment, very close to the gorge of Rintomos.

  • Kremmydia

    The village of kremmydia in Messinia is located 18 kilometers northeast of Pylos. Here took place in 1825 a battle in which the Greeks were defeated by Ibrahim.

  • Koutala

    Koutala (or Koutalas) is a suburb of Kalamata at north of the city, perched on the edge of western Taygetos.

  • Koukounara

    In the area of Koukounara 15 kilometers NE of Pylos were found and excavated seven vaulted tombs with numerous findings, such as gold jewelry and vases.

  • Koroni

    Koroni is a coastal town at the southwestern end of the Messinian Bay. In the town stands out at the top a Venetian castle and lower, the picturesque harbor.

  • Kokkino

    Kokkino is a village in Messinia and is 46 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Kochuli

    Kochuli is 39 kilometers away from Kalamata.

  • Kobi

    The village of Kobi is a small picturesque village located amidst olive trees, very close to the Peroulia beach west of the Messinian bay.

  • Kefalovryso

    Kefalovryso is 43 kilometers away from Kalamata.

  • Kefalinos

    The village Kefalinos is 39 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Kazarma

    Kazarma is a village of Messini, which is 31 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Kato Verga

    At the entrance of Messinian Mani there is the village of Kato Verga. At this point the battle of Verga took place in 1826 when people from Mani won Ibrahim.

  • Kato Karveli

    Kato Karveli of Messinia is the last village from which we can see Kalamata and the Messinian Bay before the entrance to Western Taygetos.

  • Kastania

    The village Kastania is one of the oldest and most picturesque mountainous villages of Mani. The Tower of Dourakis stands there.

  • Karyovouni

    Karyovouni or "Arachova” of Mani, as it is called, is built between two hillsides separated by a gorge in western Taygetos .

  • Karveli

    The village Karveli is located on the slopes of West Taygetos at east of Kalamata at an altitude of 650 meters. It is 19 kilometers away from the capital of the region.

  • Kardamyli

    Kardamyli is among the most popular areas of western Mani. It is a traditional stone built village on the sea, surrounded by a lush natural environment.

  • Kaplani

    Kaplani is a semi mountainous village at an altitude of 220 meters. Away from the tourist development, the residents are engaged in the cultivation of olives and raisins.

  • Kampos of Avia

    In the village of Kampos of Avia in Mani you can see the Castle of Zarnata and the tower of Garmpelia, the birthplace of Prime Minister, Alexandros Koumoundouros.

  • Kallithea

    Kallithea is a semi mountainous village in the southern part of the prefecture of Messinia at a distance of 13 kilometers south of Pylos. Its inhabitants are engaged in agriculture.

  • Kalamata

    Kalamata, the capital of Messinia, is a modern city, built in the heart of Messinian Bay. It is 223 km away from Athens.

  • Kalamaki

    Kalamaki is located 32 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Kakorevma

    Kakorevma is 38 km faway rom the city of Kalamata.

  • Iamia

    The village of iamia in South Messinia near Finikouda is small and is named after the ancient Iamia, which has not yet been discovered.

  • Gargalianoi

    Gargalianoi is built at the foot of Mount Egaleo, on a green hill with stunning view of the olive groves and vineyards that flow into the Ionian Sea. It is distinguished also the islet Proti .

  • Flesiada

    Flesiada is a mountainous settlement of Messinia that got its name from Papaflessas as it was the nearest settlement on the hill where was held the historical battle.

  • Exochori

    Exochori is a traditional mountainous village in western Mani within 8 miles away from Kardamyli. The village has several towers of the 18th century.

  • Exochiko

    Exochiko is a small village southwest of Messinia. The residents are engaged in traditional agricultural crops, the production of oil and raisins.

  • Evangelismos

    Evangelismos (or Grivitsa) is a settlement between Finikouda and Methoni, very close to beaches, such as that of Mavrovouni.

  • Eva

    Eva is a village of Messini and is 18 kilometers away from Kalamata.

  • Episkopi

    Episkopi is 37 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Eleochori

    Eleochori of Messinia is located on the western slopes of Taygetos at east of Kalamata. The area is dominated by the Monastery of Virgin Mary of Dimiova.

  • Doloi

    The community of Doloi includes the settlements of Ano and Kato Doloi and Kitries in Western Mani. The area has a number of remarkable monuments.

  • Chranoi

    The village Chranoi is 35 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Chora

    Chora of Messinia is a beautiful town in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese, famous for the Mycenaean palace of Nestor, a significant archaeological site.

  • Chomatero

    Chomatero is located three kilometers from Koroni. Its residents come from Alonistaina of Arcadia. Near the village lies the old monastery of Grivitsiani.

  • Chatzis

    The village Chatzis is 33 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Charokopio

    Charokopio is a head village near Koroni and close to the magnificent beaches of Perouli and Memi. It was known for its handmade clay pots, “tzares”.

  • Charavgi

    In the village Charavgi that is located 32 km away from the city of Kalamata you will find the enchanting Polylimnio.

  • Avramio

    Avramio is 19 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Avia

    The Avia is a coastal area located 10 km to east of Kalamata with tourism, beautiful natural terrain, beautiful beaches and clear blue waters.

  • Artemisia

    Artemisia is a village on halfway Kalamata-Sparti. It was a center of the region of the villages of Taygetos and has several attractions.

  • Aristomenis

    Aristomenis is 35 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Aris

    The village Aris is built on Messinian valley at north of Kalamata. During the Ottoman rule it was called Aslanaga.

  • Arfara

    Arfara is the town of Messinia, 18 km away from Kalamata. By 2011 it was the seat of a separate municipality.

  • Ano Vromovrysi

    Ano Vromovrysi is "perched" at an altitude of 960 meters in the mountains of Messinia. It is inhabited mainly during the summer months.

  • Ano Verga

    Ano Verga is a small village at an altitude of 1,000 meters, with beautiful views of the city of Kalamata and beaches. It is only 20 km away from the capital.

  • Ano Arfara

    The settlement Ano Arfara in Messinia is located at an altitude of 750 meters. The church of Agia Paraskevi dominates in the square with the plane tree and the traditional well.

  • Androussa

    Androussa is a village built in the Middle Ages which is 21 kilometers away from Kalamata.

  • Analipsi

    Analipsi is 16 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Ammos

    The village Ammos is located on the fertile plain of central Messinia that the rivers Pamisos and Aris form. The distance from Kalamata is 14 km.

  • Amfeia

    Amfeia in Messinia is on the main road between the villages Thouria and Poliani. It is divided in two villages Ano and Kato Amfeia.

  • Altomira

    Altomira is a mountainous village in western Mani. The most beautiful path of Greece, the 3 km path of Mpiliovos begins from there.

  • Alagonia

    Alagonia is a small village on the western slopes of Mountain Taygetos in a lush landscape with lots of running water, ideal for trekking lovers.

  • Akritochori

    Akritochori of Messinia is located at an altitude of 225 meters between Koroni and Methoni. Despite the fact that is a mountain village, it is just 2 kilometers away from the sea.

  • Agios Nikon

    Agios Nikon is small semi-mountainous village of Mani to the borders of the region of Laconia. It is offered as a base for famous destinations of Mani.

  • Agios Nicolaos

    Agios Nikolaos, a settlement known as Selinitsa in western Mani is a picturesque fishing village, 9 km to the south of Kardamyli. During the summer it is full of life.

  • Agia Sotira

    Agia Sotira is 29 km away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Adriani

    Adriani is 45 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

  • Achladochori

    Achladochori is 35 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata.

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