Car Rental Kalamata Airport
Kalamata Airport is 9 km away from the city center and with a rental car from Car Rental Company Thessaloniki Car Rental you can reach your destination quickly and comfortably.
Kalamata airport has been in operation since 1959, receiving mainly seasonal flights during the summer. In 1991 the new terminal building opened. As well as domestic destinations, Kalamata airport is connected worldwide to destinations such as New York, Barcelona, Moscow, Istanbul, Dubai, Antwerp Reykjavik, Campania, Kosice, London, and Gothenburg.
In 2012, the airport was renamed Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos. Kalamata airport has a cafeteria located in the lounge, duty-free shop, banking services, and 110 parking spaces for a cheap rental car from your company Thessaloniki Car Rental Car. It has two departures halls, an arrival hall, and two parking stands for four aircraft.
At Kalamata airport you will also find taxis and buses that serve as your transportation to nearby destinations and a local train station which takes you to the cities of Messina and Kalamata, approximately every forty minutes. The easiest and most comfortable way to get around though is to rent a car from the car rental company Thessaloniki Car Rental.
In about 3 hours from Athens, you can make a short getaway to Kalamata. A city located at the foot of Taygetos, it combines the mountain with the sea and offers its visitors several beauties to discover. In the historic center of the city, is the church of the Holy Apostles. There, on March 23, 1821, the Greek revolution against the Turkish was proclaimed. However, Kalamata maintains its nobility and charm with the imposing neoclassical buildings that are found every few steps. Visit the Benaki Archaeological Museum as well as the Historical and Folklore Museum of the city. There you will see up close various objects that have survived the revolution of 1821. With a walk to the Castle you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique view of the sea, but also to see the city of Kalamata panoramically. With a rental car in Kalamata, you can go to Mani and admire the landscape characterized by stone.
In Kalamata and Messinia, in general, you will find some of the most beautiful beaches. Large coastlines with golden beaches, some organized and others free. The most famous beach in Messinia is Voidokilia beach. It has a characteristic shape reminiscent of the letter omega. You can also take a bath at the beach of Kalamata which is clean and attracts locals and tourists. It stretches for about 3 kilometers and has pebbles and sand. Other beaches that exist around are the beach of Stoupa in western Mani, the beach of Kalogria, and Foneas in Kardamili.
Kalamata is known for the excellent quality of olive oil it produces. Kalamon olives are also well known and are even exported abroad. Other products produced in Kalamata and generally in Messinia, are grapes, raisins, figs, fruits and vegetables, and various citrus fruits. The most popular local dish you can try is the roasted pork that is simmered in the oven for hours. You can find many taverns in the area of Asprochoma and they will offer you local delicacies.
From the city of Kalamata, you can comfortably visit Araxos in Patras