KALAMATA – STOUPA – KARDAMYLI – DYROS CAVES
Kalamata is the capital of Messinia and is a major port in southern Greece. It has a great nightlife all year long with many options to select from. During the winter, people are gathered mainly in the historic center, while in the summer the numerous beach bars and clubs attract many locals and tourists.
In the castle, which offers a great panoramic view to the city, various cultural events like plays and dance performances are organized in the summer.
Stoupa is situated at the area where the ancient small Mycenaean city of Lefktro used to be, at a distance of 80km from Chranoi, on the way to Aeropolis and the caves of Diros. Stoupa has mainly two great sandy beaches with clean waters where the sea level sometimes rises up, possibly from the flow of Drakos river.
Kardamyli, a seaside village at a distance of 60 km from Chranoi, belongs to the wider area of Mani. There are several beaches in the area, such as the local beach and the beaches of Kalamitsi, Ritsa, Chalikia, Salios and Neo Proastion in near by areas.
In the old side of the village, you will find the remnats of the medieval castle, the ancient fortifications and the church of Agios Spyridon.
dirosand it is approximately 3.5km long. The part of the cave that is open to tourists is currently 3,1 km long, out of which 300m, are on dry land.
With a process started thousands of years ago, calcium carbonate stalactites and stalagmites have been created. You will find all kinds of stalactites and stalagmites such as white, pink and red which create the magnificent decoration of the cave. The whole journey accross the cave lasts approximately three quarters.