With Kyparissia as a starting point it is a good opportunity to discover the surrounding area as well as Messinia. Messinia is a place with rich history and diverse scenery. One part of the most beautiful in whole Greece, with a lot of monuments of all historic periods, mountains with forests, olive groves, picturesque villages, amazing beaches, good food and cultural events.
Start from the prefecture's capital, Kalamata, known for the International Dance Festival, with museums, churches, traditional restaurants, cafes, bars and the endless beach. Kalamata is connected by air with Athens and many European cities and by car you can reach Athens in just 2 hours, making access to Messinia very easy.
In Messinia you can visit many interesting sites such as Ancient Messina with its theater, Venetian castles in Methoni and Koroni, Nestor's Palace in Pylos and museums.
Don’t miss tasting local dishes made with excellent quality local products such as Kalamon Olives and olive oil, pork, figs and raisins.
You’ll be excited with the famous beaches of Messinia such as Voidokilia, Analipsi and Elaia close to Kyparissia or Finikounda, for windsurf enthusiasts.