Car Rental in Kalamata with Avis
Find a car in Kalamata
Looking for a hire car in Kalamata? Situated on the Peloponnese peninsula, explore the sights and scenery of Kalamata at your own leisurely pace from the comfort of your Avis rental car.
Choose from a wide range of vehicles, including compact economical cars, SUVs, family saloons and luxury rentals. Simply select your dates, choose your favourite car model and make the booking. Don’t forget to customise your booking by checking out our range of add-ons and extras, including child seats, GPS and the option to include additional drivers.
Start your holiday in Kalamata the right way with an Avis hire car. Have a great trip!
What to do and see in Kalamata
Located on the Peloponnese peninsula, Kalamata is perfectly placed between the majestic Taygetos mountain range and a sun-soaked coastline that’s lapped by crystalline Mediterranean waters. Not to be missed is the charming old quarter, with its network of narrow streets and historic buildings. If you’re looking for a gift or souvenir, there is a wide variety of shops to be discovered throughout the old town of Kalamata.
Take a stroll along the waterfront, visit the Byzantine-style Church of Ypapantis and indulge in some delicious local products at the Central Food Market. Don’t forget to try the signature Kalamata olives and tasty locally-made cheeses and honey.
Arguably the best place for a sunset view, the Castle of Kalamata sits high above the town and dates back to the 13th century. There is also a lovely long sandy beach for you to set yourself up to catch some rays and plenty of bustling tavernas and bars to choose from — so you’re bound to find the ideal place for a fun night out.
Exploring Kalamata and its surrounding by hire car
In your Avis hire car, you can take to the open road and tour the beaches and archaeological sites of the Messenia region, and the wilder and natural landscapes of the Mani peninsula.
Nestled in a valley, the ancient city of Messini was built in 371 BC. Its ruins include an amphitheatre and well-preserved marketplace, set on a hillside close to the village of Mavromati.
One hour west of Kalamata you will find the magnificent white sandy beach of Voidokilia Bay. This area of outstanding beauty is famously referred to in Homer’s Odyssey. From here you can continue to the lagoon of Gialova which is considered one of Europe’s most important wetlands.
Two hours southeast of Kalamata brings you to the sweeping Mani peninsula. A true feast for the eyes and one of Greece’s most scenic road trips, this wild and untamed area has a unique culture and offers a mesmerising combination of picturesque fishing villages, rugged coastlines and dramatic landscapes.
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- What is Kalamata known for?
Kalamata is of course known for its delicious black olives. It also has a rich cultural history, beautiful beaches and the Kalamata International Dance Festival in July.
- Is Kalamata a holiday destination?
With long sandy beaches, historical monuments, museums and a charming old town, as well as being a great base from which to explore the surrounding Peloponnese, holidays in Kalamata have a lot to offer visitors.
- Is driving in Kalamata easy?
Hiring a car in Kalamata is a convenient and flexible way to see everything this sun-soaked region of Greece has to offer. The roads in general are fairly quiet and picturesque outside of the city, while inside the city, you might want to consider a compact economy car for the narrow roads inside the old town.