Hiring a yacht in Kalamata is the ideal way to explore the heavenly place of Mani and the entire Messinian Bay. Kalamata is a city situated in southern Greece and occupies the central port of Messinia. With a fairly large population in Greece, a private yacht charter will allow you to spend time away from the crowds. You can easily find the ideal yacht of your choice from the main port of Kalamata. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal yacht, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a yacht with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Koroni or Kardamyli. By renting a motor yacht, you can tour various beaches you desire around the gulf of Messinia with ease. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht and cruise the entire coast of Mani or Methoni for as many days as you wish.
Kalamata lies at the foot of Mount Kalathi in the southernmost part of the Peloponnese. Kalamata commands pride as one of the administrative and commercial centers of Greece. The economy relies on its production of olive oil, figs, raisins, and many more agricultural goods. The port of the city was built in the late 19th century. Since Kalamata is the capital of Messinia, the port has allowed trade and flexible excursions on a day-to-day basis. Before your yacht rental trip in Kalamata, you can stroll through the historic center, the castle, and the church of Agioi Apostoloi. This way you will educate yourself with remnants of past grandeur.
You can rent a yacht in Kalamata to enjoy a full-day adventure around the Messinian Gulf. Heading southwest, you can explore Methoni, and southeast you can visit Kardamyli and Stoupa. Wherever you decide to go, you will come across spectacular cliffs and secret beaches with hidden coves. For a simple day cruise, you can explore the beaches nearby Kalamata. The beach of Bouka, Analipsi, and Velati are great choices for visitors seeking relaxation. Your sailing route can follow the rugged coastline of Mani. Mani forms a central “finger” of the Peloponnese almost resembling the boot-like shape of Italy.
Mikri Mantineia, Kitries, and Kardamyli are beautiful seaside towns near Kalamata. They are great for escaping the crowds from the city beaches. During your cruise, you will have breathtaking views of the Taygetos mountain, the highest mountain in the Peloponnese. Kardamyli has many mountain trails leading to it; with so-called ancient Spartan footprints. A stupendous scenery forms with the mythical mountain range and the sea below. A little further from Kardamyli approaching the west of Mani, you can suspend your day on the beautiful beach of Foneas. With a motor yacht, you will enjoy swimming and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters. Moreover, you can indulge in a perfect barbecue on board with the perfect natural shade.
For a two-day cruise from Kalamata, you can discover Stoupa. Some beaches and restaurants line up the coast. A stop by Kalogria beach is recommended, due to its thermal springs and fine golden sand. If you are sailing in Messinia, the entire region stretching from Gerolimenas to Tenaro also has plentiful highlights. Passing by the village of Vathia and Chora, you will have megalithic towers on sight. Guests will be please to take in a beautiful landscape at the southernmost tip of the Peloponnese.
Finally, you can hire a yacht with a skipper in Kalamata and explore Messinia for a longer adventure by the sea. Koroni, Methoni, Oinousses, and Venetiko are some beautiful destinations you can visit. Koroni and Methoni both have impressive castles which dominate the bay of Messinia. They were occupied by both Greeks and Venetians in the earlier days. The wonderful complex of the Oinousses islands consists of Sapienza, Schiza, and Agia Marina. You cannot miss the opportunity to swim in their remote bays and beaches.
Crossing Messinia with your yacht you can also reach the Ionian Sea and make a stop at Pylos on the way. Foinikounda is between Methoni and Koronio and has pristine beaches ideal for families with children. There are also plenty of restaurants and taverns where you can taste traditional Messinian cuisine. There is something for everyone who wants to enjoy a yacht rental trip from Kalamata.
Below you will find some useful information for your yacht rentals in Kalamata.
Kalamata Marina: A modern marina with a berthing capacity of 250 vessels at a maximum depth of 3 m. Berths are equipped with electricity and water supplies and there is a full range of technical services including maintenance and repair works. There is 24-hour security and car parking within the marina zone. There are also restaurants. Shops and bars nearby.
The international Airport of Kalamata is about 8 km away from the marina and is connected with the Thessaloniki Airport.
There is a new highway constructed for transport to and from Athens. The trip should take 2,5-3 hours.
Port Limeni: Great for boat trips to the Diros cave. There is a maximum length of 60 m for vessels. Passenger ships from Piraeus can dock here, you will also see some colorful caïques and beautiful fish taverns.
Porto Kagio: The southernmost natural port of continental Greece with a cove that is ideal for swimming. A great port to take a break from sailing along the coast of Mani.
The distance between Kalamata to Kardamyli is 35.6 km.
The distance between Kardamyli to Stoupa is 7 km.
Kardamyli is approximately 46 km.
Kalamata is connected by ferry with Kythira island and Kissamos in Crete. Kalamata is also connected with the harbor of Piraeus and Gythio (the capital of Mani).
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