Celebrating Panagia Ypapanti, Protectress of Kalamata

“Ipapanti tou Sotiros” is one of the largest cathedrals in Messenia and celebrates its Feast Day on February the 2nd, when thousands of devoted Greek Orthodox Christians from all over Greece come to pay their respects. Built in 1839 and consecrated in 1873, the layout is traditional Byzantine style and inside the church resides the ancient… … Läs mer

Greek singing sensation Nikos Vertis wowed Melbourne Antipodes Festival

Greek singing sensation Nikos Vertis wowed the crowds in Melbourne, Australia as the headline act for the Antipodes Festival over the weekend. Vertis brought his full 15-piece band and stage show to the Bendigo Bank Main stage playing his hits to an adoring crowd. On the #LoveLonsdale Stage, the program featured music, dance, a yoghurt… … Läs mer

Greek – Israeli International Flight Training Centre in Kalamata

A Greek – Israeli International Flight Training Centre currently under construction in the city of Kalamata has visited by a delegation of government officials from both countries on Friday. The head of Hellenic Air Force training, Air Vice-Marshal Georgios Vagenas (representing the Greek National Defence Ministry), the head of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s International Defense… … Läs mer

Kalamata and Kefalonia among world’s most scenic locations for driving

The DiscoverCars.com vehicle rental website has asked over 140,000 visitors to rate driving in different cities and regions around the world to create a list of the best scenic locations for 2022, and Kalamata and Kefalonia found themselves in the top 10. The Peloponnesian city came in sixth in spontaneous responses by those polled, while the… … Läs mer

Greece's Top 5 Destinations to Experience Greek Easter

There is something extra special about Greece over the Easter period, with so many religious festivities taking place and centuries-old traditions and customs coming to life during Greek Orthodox Easter. Holy Week is one of the country’s greatest celebrations, commemorating the Passion of Christ and celebrating His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Here is our pick of… … Läs mer

On this day. Battle of Kalamata took place on 23 March 1821

The Battle of Kalamata took place on 23 March 1821 between the Greek irregular revolutionary forces and the Ottoman forces of the city. It was one of the first events of the Greek War of Independence. The result was the capture of the city by the Greeks. Kalamata became the first city to be liberated.… … Läs mer

On this day in 1821, Greek War of Independence starts in Mani

On the 17th March 1821, war was declared on the Turks by the Maniots at Areopoli, in the Peloponnese capital of Mani. An army of 2,000 Maniots under the command of Petros Mavromichalis, which included Kolokotronis, his nephew Nikitaras and Papaflessas, advanced on the Messenian town of Kalamata, which had an Ottoman garrison and they… … Läs mer

Why Kalamata Olives are one of the healthiest foods on earth

Kalamata olives are only found on the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece and have played a part in the human diet for thousands of years. Growing under the amazing Greek sun, the olive trees here have much larger leaves than other types of olive trees around the nation and the world and absorb more sunshine.… … Läs mer

Celebrating Panagia Ypapanti, Protectress of Kalamata

“Ipapanti tou Sotiros” is one of the largest cathedrals in Messinia and celebrates its Feast Day on February the 2nd, when thousands of devoted Greek Orthodox Christians from all over Greece come to pay their respects. Built in 1839 and consecrated in 1873, the layout is traditional Byzantine style and inside the church resides the ancient… … Läs mer