1. Kalamata: Guided Bike Tour with Drink and Snack
Enjoy a 3-hour bike tour experience around Kalamata in Messinia region, one of the most beautiful cities of the Peloponnese, and explore its hidden gems. Whether this is your first or umpteenth time here, one thing that’ll surely amaze you is how quickly you can get from one end of the city to the other. Join us with your own bike or let us provide a bike for you. Where You’ll cycle around one of the most beautiful coastal cities of the Peloponnese: Kalamata. You may have been here before, or you may have already been around it on foot or by car, but how about exploring it on a bike, just for something different? A 5km bike lane starts from the historic centre of the city and ends up at the beautiful awarded beach of Kalamata, making the bike a great way to get around. When The Bike tour experience is available Monday-Saturday, all-year round, either in the mornings or in the evenings. Sundays and official holidays are excluded. The Bike tour experience Put on your helmet and get ready to explore the history of Kalamata accompanied by our experienced bike rider! Meeting Point Maria, our passionate food lover and local host, will be waiting for you at the beautiful square 23rd March Square (Πλ. 23ης Μαρτίου) in front of the Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles (Αγιοι Απόστολοι) in the historical centre of Kalamata. Why tour the city Each city has a unique identity that makes its stand out. Some are perfect for winter getaways, while others are ideal for summer holidays. Kalamata is a city where its rich history is evident wherever you go, blending in beautifully with the modern way of life and making it the ideal destination and choice whatever you may be looking for! What you’ll discover Cycling in a laid-back manner and taking in the beautiful scenery, you’ll go past some amazing sights and discover their hidden history. Some of the Bike Tour highlights: •Upper Square / Church of Presentation of Jesus (Ypapanti tou Sotiros) •St. Constantine and Helen Convent •19th century Classical and Neoclassical Buildings •Old Karelia Tobacco Factory •Historical and Folklore Museum of Kalamata •Archaeological Museum / Old Market •Down Square / Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles •Othonos Square and Vasileos Georgiou II Square •Church of Agios Ioannis o Prodromos (St John the Baptist) •Cultural Centre – Nikolaos and Regina Pantazopoulou Building •Kalamata Municipal Railway Park / Open-Air Museum •Old Flour Mill / Roller Mills •Customs / Kalamata Port •Kalamata Beach (Navarinou Street) Naturally, even the most relaxing exercise needs energy. But don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything. If you wish, we can make a quick stop at a shop with traditional, home-made delicacies, so you can get a taste of the rich culinary tradition of this area. During the bike tour, you’ll have time to do some shopping and at the end you may wish to enjoy a mouthwatering local lunch in one of the cosiest Coffee Shop-Cum-Ouzo taverns in Kalamata.