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    Car hire in Kalamata at the best prices

    Kalamata has a rich history and is renowned for its historic and cultural sights like the Villehardouin castle and the Ypapanti Byzantine church. Both sights are famous for their distinct architecture and cultural importance. The Ypapanti Festival, which has national importance for the Greek Orthodox Church, is held annually at the end of January at the Ypapanti Church. In Kalamata there are many cultural events such as the annual Kalamata Dance Festival, a carnival and several international documentary festivals. In the city you will also find the Kalograion Monastery where they make the famous Kalamata scarves from fine silk. The city's port has been an important trade centre for hundreds of years and is still used mainly by cruise liners and ferries. Due to its strategic importance several was have been fought here. The city has many local restaurants serving mainly Mediterranean food. Immerse yourself into the local atmosphere and eat regional delicacies such as the Kalamata Olives, Talagania (type of cheese) or try some amazing desserts. Only several miles from the city there are numerous beautiful beaches that can best be reached by car. Kalamata has something to do for everyone with its great atmosphere, good food, and friendly people.

    With a car hire in Kalamata you will be able to explore the sights at your own pace. Auto Europe offers car hire with excellent service at affordable prices. Book your car hire in Kalamata today to get the best rate! Check out our Kalamata car hire reviews page to see what others thought of their recent Auto Europe car rental experience in the city.


    Getting around town in Kalamata is easy with a rental car. Roads in the area are mostly well maintained with good signage. Recently, some streets around the Vasileos Georgiou square were changed to pedestrian-only zones which make reaching the centre more difficult by car.
    Thanks to your car hire in Kalamata it also becomes easy to travel to cities in the area such as Patras or Athens. With most suppliers it is possible to request a GPS for an additional fee which makes finding your way even easier.


    In Kalamata parking is not a big issue and free parking spots can be found in most of the side streets around the centre. As some streets are for pedestrians only, make sure to check the signage to see if parking is allowed. The castle is a popular attraction during sunset which can make finding parking during those hours difficult. Also in the harbour where many restaurants are located it gets busier during dinner time.

    Geographic Information

    Kalamata is located in southern Greece and is the largest city in the area. The city has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and warm winters. The climate attracts many tourists every summer.

    Kalamata Airport

    Kalamata Airport is a small airport which is mainly used during high season (the summer months) and is located approximately eight miles from the city centre. Aegean Airlines has opened a base at the airport with flights to Athens and other Greek cities.

    Kalamata International Airport "Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos" (KLX)
    Address: Kalamata, Greece.
    Website: Kalamata Airport
    Telephone: +30 2721 063805

    Public Transportation

    Kalamata has a bus network that passes through most of the important streets and departs frequently from the bus station. There are also daily bus services to other cities further away such as Athens.

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