Kalamata, Greece

Looking for a Greek island with little mass tourism, traditional villages and restaurants, mountains and beautiful bays? Book a flight to Kalamata!

Fly to Kalamata and enjoy a holiday on Greece’s largest peninsula, Peloponessos. There is still very little mass tourism here, making it perfect for those looking for peace and quiet and relaxation. Long pebble and sand beaches can be found along the coast. The nature here consists primarily of olive trees, shrubs, cypresses and colourful flowers. In the interior, you can explore mountains and magnificent gorges. The highest mountaintops are more than 2,000 metres high, perfect for day hikes!

Peloponnessos and its history...

Peloponessos has been home to different cultures since prehistoric times. Here you will find a lovely mix of medieval castles, Venetian forts, temples, ruins and amphitheatres. Kalamata may very well be the most historic city in Greece! In the evening - as can be expected - fresh fish can be found on the menu. You won’t be able to get enough of it!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Kalamata Airport is located about 10 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or bus.
  • Taxi

    The taxi ranks are outside, in front of the airport. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the centre of Kalamata. 
  • Bus

    At the airport, there are several buses that leave for the centre of Kalamata. You will find the bus stop outside, in front of the airport.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Kalamata: 
  • Bus

    Kalamata has a solid bus network. Take the bus to explore the peninsula and large cities, such as Athens.
  • Train

    Want to see more of Greece than just the peninsula? The train is the perfect form of transport! You can easily travel to other places, such as historic Athens and the hills of Pyrgos.
  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi anywhere on the street in Kalamata. It is recommended to agree on a fixed price in advance.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.  

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3) 
In Kalamata, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Kalamata is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Kalamata lasts approximately 3 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.