Area: 253.209 km ²
Population: (2001)
 - Density ¹
 227.56/km ²

Messenian Gulf
21 m(centre)
around 2,400 m
Number of communities: 14
Postal code: 241 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-27210 (030-27210)-2 to 4
Municipal code: 3816
Car designation: KM
3-letter abbreviation: KAB
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 [1].

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 *

Kalamata (

* Greek Wikipedia

Municipalities and communities of the Messinia Prefecture

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