|Area:||253.209 km ²|
- Density ¹
around 2,400 m
|Number of communities:||14|
|Postal code:||241 00|
|Area/distance code:||11-30-27210 (030-27210)-2 to 4|
|Name of inhabitants:||Kalamatan sing., -s pl.|
|Address of administration:||28 Aristodimou St.
Kalamata 241 00
The Gulf of Messinia where Kalamata is located has various long beaches. The Taygetus is located about 4 km E of Kalamata and GR-82 Kalamata - Sparta highway runs through the ranges.
Olives and olive oil are important products that are exported from Kalamata.
Kalamata has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a post office, and squares (plateia).
Kalamata also has a soccer team which plays in the secondary division. It is named PAE Kalamata .
The name Kalamata
The name Kalamata may have something to do with the Greek kalo mata which means beautiful eyes. A Byzantine church near the city is devoted to the virgin of Kalomata.
Central Square of Kalamata *
* Greek Wikipedia