History of Kalamata and area

Kalamata is the city of southwestern Peloponnese and the capital of Messinia. It is the second largest city in the Peloponnese after Patras and it is 255 km away from Athens, the capital of Greece. The city lies along the Nedon river at the head of the Messenian Gulf and it is believed that Kalamata is one of the most charismatic cities due to its geographical position and its mild Mediterranean climate, which makes the city an administrative, commercial and financial center.

Traditional food recipes of Kalamata city

Kalamata, that at the time of Homer was called Fares is a town in the southwestern Peloponnese, the capital of the prefecture of Messinia and a port of southern mainland of Greece. Kalamata has a population of 54,100 inhabitants, while the Municipality of Kalamata has a population of 69,849 inhabitants, according to the 2011 Census. The city is built at the foot of mount “Kalythi” (the edge of Taygetos) in the heart of the Messinian Gulf. It is 223 km from Athens, 215 km from Patras and 715 km from Thessaloniki. It has a temperate Mediterranean climate, with warm winter and mild summers. Every day, more than 50,000 people are coming and working in the wider urban center of Kalamata from nearby towns.

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When it comes to vacation, Kalamata is one of the hidden gems of Greece with many families choosing the city as a holiday destination all year long and especially in the summer. Kalamata is the second largest populated city of the region in southern Greece and also the capital and central port of Messinia.

Short stories based on food traditions

Every feast and every special day of the Christian calendar is connected with food. From the established fasting every week to the long periods of abstinence from meat before Christmas and Easter or the feasts of the saints- all of them are extremely important. Christmas Period can become an excellent guide to inspiration for those who love cooking and look for traditional flavors.

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