When to Go in Kalamata

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At the foothills of the Peloponnese mountain range, Kalamata has a typical Mediterranean climate, with hot sunny summers and cooler winters. During the height of summer (June to August) temperatures can really soar, and the baking, dry heat can make things uncomfortable for those unused to such high temperatures. Of course, a cooling dip in the clear waters of the Mediterranean is always an option for visitors to Kalamata, and this small fishing town is a popular tourist resort for land-locked residents of mainland Greece. Spring and Autumn can be pleasant times to visit Kalamata, with plenty of good sunny beach days and temperatures that are warm without being oppressive. During the winter - from December through to February - things can get quite cold, and this is not the best time to visit Kalamata for a beach break.

Spring Breaks

Visitors who head to Kalamata between late March and May can expect to find clear skies and temperatures that hover between 15 and 25 degrees, making for pleasant sightseeing and walking conditions. It's not unusual for water temperatures to be warm enough for swimming even during the early spring, and the lively Easter celebrations see locals take to the street for a festival of music, dancing, eating and drinking. By avoiding the summer rush, visitors should be able to find good deals on flights and accommodation, making spring a good time for budget travelers to visit Kalamata

Summer Sun

Sunscfreen and shades are essential for a summer visit to Kalamata, and the dry heat, which can exceed 40 degrees, can feel stifling. If you plan to visit Kalamata at this time, don't attempt to pack too much into your trip. Plan lots of lazy beach days and make sure your hotel room or apartment is air conditioned. Kalamata remains somewhat off the international tourist track, but Greek holidaymakers flock here during the summer months, so expect busy beaches, and book your lodgings well in advance. Summer storms are always a possibility on hotter days, and can be thrillingly dramatic, but bring along a torch in case of power cuts.

Autumn and winter in Kalamata

As the temperatures drop, so too do the tourist numbers, and the early autumn is a very pleasant time to visit Kalamata. During September the waters are still warm enough for swimming, and you'll have plenty of room for splashing about. Sightseeing becomes more comfortable as the heat becomes less oppressive, and October and November are good times of year to explore the mountains. During the winter, there are few international flights to Kalamata, but it is always possible to fly in to Athens and take the train through the mountains.

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