Beaches in Kalamata

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Visitors should take the time to enjoy the crystal clear blue waters that hug the golden sand in the beautiful bay of Kalamata. The beaches in this coastal retreat have been awarded with the highly coveted blue flags of Europe. Here are some the must see beaches around this area:


When visiting Kalamata, one should never miss a trip to Finikounda. The pristine beaches around the fishing village of Finikounda offer a laid back and stress free atmosphere making it one of the ideal vacation destinations for families and beach lovers alike. The different beaches around Finikounda are easily accessible by foot. Paradise beach, which is located on the east side of Finikounda is just a few minutes walk from the heart of the town. The Anemomilos beach on the west side offers a broad stretch of golden sand and is also accessible on foot.

The beaches around Finikounda offer splendid conditions for swimming snorkeling and fishing. This place also provides an ideal environment for wind surfing and sailing during the summer. Night entertainment thrives in Finikounda. There are plenty of taverns close to the waterfront that offer superb food choices to people who want to enjoy an intimate, romantic dinner. There are also some lively taverns for visitors who love to party.


Located is the southeast portion of Kalamata, Stoupa is a haven for families and beach lovers who want to relax and unwind. This place has self-catering studios and apartments that are perfect for large groups. It also has a number of hotels which offer bed and breakfast.

Like most places in Kalamata, Stoupa has many lovely beaches. Sandy Stoupa has the longest stretch of golden sand. It also hosts most holiday facilities and taverns in the area. On the other hand, the Halikoura beach is smaller and rockier compared to Sandy Stoupa but it offers scenic views that are simply breathtaking. As for the tree shaded Kalogria beach, this place is great for families with small children. With its gently shelving fine sand, Kaligoria beach is fringed with tamarisk trees, trendy bars and taverns.


When it comes to beautiful and scenic beaches, very few places can ever compete with Kardamili. This idyllic place located to the south of Kalamata offers some of the best beaches in Greece.  The Kalamitsi Beach located about half a kilometer from the heart of Kardamili is the perfect place to watch the sunset while the Ritsa, Salios, Neo Proastio and Chalikia beaches are picturesque and offer nice options for natural light photography.

Kalamata has a nice bunch of beaches that offer varied forms of recreation to its visitors. For beach lovers, this is a complete holiday destination.

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