Kalamata Historic Center Private Walking Tour (Price per Group)
Immerse yourself in all things Kalamata with this informative and entertaining walking tour of Kalamata, blending city, sun and sea with history. See plenty of sites, including ancient monasteries and churches.
This private tour, perfect for cruisers, ensures a personalized experience.
3-hour guided walking tour of Kalamata.
See the main sites of this enchanting town, including the old castle, the Byzantine church, a 19th-century hospital and many old family mansions.
Great for cruisers with only a short time in town.
Private tour means plenty of attention from the guide.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Castle of Kalamata, Sparths 28, Kalamata 241 00 Greece
You will be picked up from your hotel or the port and in less than 10 minutes you will be in the square of the Ypapanti, the largest church and patron saint of the city, from where your tour begins. The selection of the starting point of our tour is not by chance. In 1986 a large earthquake exposed the ancient city of Kalamata (Farai), hiding just under the sanctuary of Ypapanti’s Church. Parts of the fortification wall of the ancient city, statues and pottery sherds, slept for centuries in the bowels of the church and now they are in the Acropolis Museum of Athens. You will continue walking around the city’s castle, the one that Villehardouins’ family decided to build during the 12th century. At its base, you will have the opportunity to see two houses preserved from 1821, despite the years that have passed and the earthquake that tore down all the other buildings. You will see also the first hospital of free Kalamata, after 300 years of slavery under the Turks. You will admire the church of St. John, which was built inside a cave and was used by the Greeks as a secret school for their children during the Ottoman era. The next highlight of our adventure is the tour of the Castle. Walking through the narrow cobbled alleys, among the ruins of the salon of Isabella and her father William, you will feel like the princesses or the knights of your childhood fairy tales. After that, the monastery of nuns will bring you back to reality and the modern history of Kalamata. Inside the monastery, the nuns were the first ones taught how to cultivate the silkworm and the art of weaving silk handkerchiefs. In that same place, they taught it to the young women of the region. Silk scarves have become Kalamata’s trademark well known throughout Greece. Your ride continues south, to the oldest church of the city, the church of Agioi Apostoloi. It was built in the 11th century AD. The church’s square, picturesque and full of stores, coffee shops and restaurants, will make you want to take your time and rest. So you can relax and enjoy your coffee in one of the many small traditional cafes or buy souvenirs or traditional local products. The pedestrian street that we will follow later is Kalamata’s commercial centre. You will be able to admire some of the greatest neoclassical and classical buildings but also buildings from the interwar era. The main city hall will impress you. Surely by then, you will be hungry. Since you are in Kalamata, you must not miss the opportunity to taste Mediterranean cuisine. You will have many choices from which you can choose the one that satisfies most of your preferences. You will never regret choosing Kalamata as your destination.
Your tour awaits.
Duration: 3 hours
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 3 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Your hotel or the cruise terminal
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.