Polylofos

Polylofos is a village belonging to the municipality of Messini, it is 25 kilometers away from the city of Kalamata and is situated at an altitude of 180 meters.

The main occupation of the residents of Polylofos is farmland. They mainly produce figs, olive oil, olives and raisins. Every year on August 18th they celebrate the Feast of fig in Polylofos, which attracts many people from all over Messinia and neighboring areas. The feast presents original and traditional recipes with figs and they offer treats, while the feast lasts till morning offering wine and music.

The name Polylofos probably comes from the big number of  hills in that area. You can also see the church of the Holy Apostles Petros and Pavlos, dating back to the late 15th century and it was built in 1491 within the limits of the village. The source next to the small temple with the same name give water to several villages. Just below the church you will see a waterfall. It is said that Papaflessas made a liturgy on his way to Maniaki in 1825 in the chapel of Polylofos.

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