Come to Kalamata during the Kalamata International Dance Festival. This will expose you to local and international dances from around the world. This community is an ancient city on the Southern Peloponnese. It was once the capital of Messina. Today, guests to hotels in Kalamata come for the festival and stay to enjoy the churches, the museums and other sights. EasyToBook.com provides them with a list of possibilities in town, including charming budget Kalamata hotels.
One of the major attractions is the small Benakeion Archeological Museum of Kalamata. Its well- organized exhibits include pre and proto-geometric pottery. This 18th century Venetian style structure also has grave monument and golden jewelry from the Temple of the River God Pamisos. Another cultural institution, the Historical and Folklore Museum, provides visitors with a glimpse at the city and region’s culture and history. There are documents and traditional costumes on display. Further history is glimpsed in the Cathedral Church (1859) and in the silken shawls and embroideries of the nuns of the Convent of the Kalograles. The Church of the Holy Apostles also provides you with a sense of the past. At its core is a 1317 small Byzantine church with frescoes in the apse. Restored after the 1986 earthquake, it is home to the soft-eyed icon of Mary, the Virgin of Kalamata. Later, return to your comfortable hotel in Kalamata to refresh yourself for the nightlife.
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