The city of Kalamata
Kalamata is the second largest city in population in the region of Peloponnese after Patras. It is an important urban, financial and commercial center of the region, as well as the administrative center of the Prefecture of Messinia.
In winter, the night life of the city is in the historical center, while in the summer by the sea and in the suburb of the city, Verga, located at the foot of Mount Kalathi.
Also, every July, the international Dance festival with a high artistic level and global influence takes place both in the city’s Dance Hall, but also in other parts of Kalamata, hosting performances and dancers from all over the world.
In the context of sustainable mobility, a network of cycle paths-pedestrians of 9,700 meters in the urban fabric and 4,500 meters in the peri-urban area is being created in the city of Kalamata. It consists of the central route that runs with two branches of 2,900 meters and 2,000 meters the central urban tissue from north to south ending in its coastal part and a branch of 4,350 meters that runs through the city from west to east on the coastal front. Along with this network, additional peri-urban routes are being created, on the coastal western front of 1,100 meters, on the central jetty of 1,200 meters, parallel to the OSE lines to the new town hall of 450 meters and also along the Ari river bed of 2,200 meters (route that leads to important archaeological site of the Akovitika), which highlight forgotten sides of the city’s periphery.
How to get to Kalamata by Car
Kalamata is connected by road to Athens and Thessaloniki via the “East Peloponnese Highway”, “Olympia Road” and “Aegean Highway”. The journey to Athens is via the A7 highway (Kalamata – Tripoli – Corinth). The distance to Athens is 239 kilometers and the journey lasts 2 hours and 10 minutes. The distance to Thessaloniki is 715 kilometers and the journey is 6.5 hours. To the west, Kalamata is connected to Pyrgos and to Patras by a road network.
How to get to Kalamata by Plane
Kalamata International Airport operates flights directly to Athens, Thessaloniki, Munich, Stockholm, Moscow, Amsterdam, Prague, London, Milan, Saint Petersburg, Kyiv, Vienna, Manchester, etc. via scheduled flights and flights charter.
Kalamata International Airport “Captain Vassilis Konstantakopoulos” (KAKL) is located approximately 9 km west of the city of Kalamata, on the ring road that runs from Kalamata to the town of Messini. The runway is approximately 3 km and the terminal is located to the southeast of the runway. The building facilities of the airport are 2450 sq.m. The airport has 2 arrivals halls, two 2 departures halls and 1 waiting room. The aircraft parking area has a capacity of 4 aircrafts.
How to get to Kalamata by Bus
Kalamata is connected to Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Patras and Sparta, as well as the towns (Meligala, Kardamyli, Pylos, Koroni, Methoni, Chora, Messina, Kyparissia, Filiatra, Gargaliani, etc.) and its villages of Messinian Prefecture through frequent bus routes, planned and operated by the Messinia Intercity KTEL.
For more information, you can contact Intercity KTEL Messinias S.A. tel: +3027210 28581 or get information at www.ktelmessinias.gr
University of Peloponnese, Antikalamos Campus
The Department of Accounting and Finance of the School of Management of the University of Peloponnese is located in Kalamata, specifically in the University’s premises at the Antikalamos Campus (Antikalamos, 24100, Kalamata). The University Campus at the Antikalamos is connected by frequent routes to the City Center and all points of interest either directly or through a connection (Intercity Bus Station, Hospital, Airport, etc.) via Line 2 of the Kalamata City Bus.