The Highlights of Kalamata town - Kalamata on foot, Food tour (half day)

Type of tour: 
Private Tours
Half day
Licenced guide: 
Local tour director
Culinary Experience, Sightseeing, Walking Tours

Trip advisor rating: 5 stars

This city tour begins from the port of Kalamata or the hotel of your choise, following a pleasant walk through the beautiful urban landscape and the railway park.

As you walk to the large central square of the capital city, a vibrant pedestrian zone full of cafes and commercial shops will be revealed before your eyes.

The tour, on foot, will bring you to the Historical Center; the most impressive part of your visit. You can wander through the narrow alleys, admire the wonderful neoclassical buildings as you go back in time and reminisce major historical events that took place here.

Take the opportunity to do a culinary stroll to taste, and if you want to purchase, some famous local products.

Leaving the historical center you will head uphill to the oldest part of town, built on the ancient Fares, and from the medieval castle you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Going down you can visit the Monastery of St. Constantine and Helen famous both in Greece and abroad for its silk art.

You will wrap up your tour with a short stop at one of the charming cafes in the Historical Centre for coffee, Greek donuts "loukoumades" or a delicious souvlaki and then head back to the port.


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The highlights 
  • As the city of Kalamata has a long history in trains, don't miss making a short stop at the train museum before heading towards the city center.
  • The Kalamata Municipal Railway Park is the only open-air museum of its kind in Greece and popular among all Railway friends worldwide.
  • Once in the city center, grasp the opportunity to enjoy a coffee and a traditional sweet in the city and do some shopping.
  • Continue your culinary experience by stopping at one of the delicatessens to taste the smoked ham, local wine, famous Kalamata olives, dry figs and raisins, herbs and spices.
  • Purchase a silk scarf woven on looms by the nuns; as the city had a long tradition in silk production until recently.
  • Visit to the Byzantine church of the Holy Apostles (built in 1150 AD). There, on March 23 1821, the Greeks rebelled against the Ottoman Turks and the National Revolution of Independence began.
Important Details 


  • English-speaking tour director
  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7

Not included:

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


ticket for the Kalamata Municipal Railway Park & Museum: free of charge

Cancellation Policy 

General conditions:

Except otherwise stated, tours, packages or any service canceled without due notice within three (3) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be no refund.

Any cancellation made within seven (7) – four (4) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 25% charge for services.

In the case of cancelation more than seven (7) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 50% charge for services

For cancellations more than twenty (20) days prior to the tour, there will be a full refund (no charge).

For any cancelations due to bad weather conditions leading to a change in the cruise ship itinerary, there will be a full refund (no charge).

In all of the above cases, bank expenses or administration fees that might occur for the refund will be deducted from the amount.


Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.


No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors.


All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.



Small group tours:

Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.

In such case, no compensation will be paid or requested from The Travel Insiders. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed or road conditions en-route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements.

Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (8 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.

If there is not enough participation (minimum 8 participants), you will be notified via email, in which case you can alternatively book a private tour at a special price, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.


Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.