Beginning in Athens, taking you right across the majestic Peloponnese and ending in the ravishingly beautiful island of Crete, our 12 days culinary Odyssey across Greece offers a rare insight into the gastronomical traditions of our country, far beyond the tourist trail. Our trip is a foray into the history, mythology, and gastronomy wealth of Greece supported by our team, who are with you every step of the way. From travel experts to historians, and professional chefs to village elders who cook dishes that any Michelin star chef would be proud of, this is the perfect adventure to delve into if, like us, you are a passionate foodie!
Castle of Kalamata
The castle of Kalamata lies on the northwest on a rocky hill above the historic center of the city. Franks built this important fortress serving as a Monastery in the 13th century. In the 6th century AD, the castle was equipped with a church devoted to the Virgin Mary, becoming known as Kalamata that means “beautiful eyes.” 1986 earthquake almost destroyed the castle; now, visitors can only walk in the perimeter of the inside overlooking the stunning view of the historic center of Kalamata.
The Municipal Railway Park
It’s an open-air museum located on the south of the end of the main shopping street of Kalamata. The park welcomes visitors with children’s recreation facilities, green and blanks to sit and take a rest, a small lake with a fountain, public sports courts, a café, and finally, an open fair. Despite all these, the municipal railway park’s main structure is now a renovated railway station housing a recreation bar on the ground floor and the steam locomotives with old wooden carriages dating back to the 80s. Enjoy the greenery and freshness while exploring the history of the railway.
The Military Museum showcases Greece’s newest history from 1821 via texts, photographs, and audiovisual material of the army relating to the war of 1821. It hosts a particular room where a film about the 9th Infantry Regiment’s history is displayed. Don’t miss out on visiting the prominent part of the museum, the book of Messinian dead people who fell during the battles that occurred from 1897 to 1974.
Church of the Holy Apostles
The Holy Apostles’ Church is also known as the imperial cemetery located in the north part of Kalamata square dating back to the 4t century. It’s cherished and well-admired for the locals since it’s the typical symbol of their freedom against Turks in 1821. The Byzantine Emperors and Patriarchs of Constantinople were buried in this site from the 4th to the 11th century. The church exhibits Christian saints Andrew, Luke, Timothy, John Chrysostom, and Gregory the Theologian relics.
The Aristomenous Square, also known as the Vasileos Georgiou (King George), is placed in the center of Kalamata, surrounded by many clothing and jewelry shops. It’s an accessible place as you can walk up to the historical center, or down to the famous Railway Park and Military museum in the park. The square is the heart of everything in Kalamata, especially in winter.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.