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Make a holiday rental villa or holiday property in Messinia, Greece your home away from home

Messinia (Messenia) is a prefecture of Greece on the eastern side of the Peloponnese, neighboured by the impressive Mount Taygetus to the west. Messinia is not usually on the tourist route through the Peloponnese, but not for lack of facilities and points of interest. The prefecture has glorious beaches, dramatic fortresses and charming coastal towns and villages, perfect for romantic holidays to Messinia.

Things to do on holiday in Messinia, Greece

The beaches which line the coastline of Messinia are second to none. Golden sands create a boundary between the turquoise waters of the Gulf and the beautiful landscape of the Peloponnese, and due to the relatively unknown status of Messinia, there are never crowds or fights over spots on the beach.

Along the coast, there are many small villages and large, well preserved castles, where flower covered cobbled streets lead down to ancient harbours and little beaches, meaning that Messinia has gained a reputation as a romantic holiday destination. There is a really refreshing atmosphere and pace of life in Messinia which is extremely relaxing, as you never feel the need to rush anywhere!

Messinia, like much of the Peloponnese, has an extraordinary wealth of archaeological treasures to be explored. The ancient cities of Messene and Olympia and the vast caves and Byzantine monasteries which are to be found across the countryside make for perfect sightseeing trips from a holiday rental property in Messinia.

Places to holiday in Messinia, Greece

Stoupa is one of the most exciting beach resorts in Messinia, recently having greatly increased its tourist facilities. Everything you could wish for from a beach holiday is provided in Stoupa, including over 20 restaurants, serving both traditional cuisine and international dishes.

Koroni lies at the head of the bay, and like Stoupa, has become a favourite with British and German tourists, although it is still relatively quiet. Standing in the shadow of an impressive Venetian Castle, Koroni has the great appeal of having a little of everything. You can spend a lazy day on the beaches or wandering the streets looking at some of the fine monuments around the town, and enjoy the lively nightlife as the sun sets.

The picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos sits on the side of a ‘bottomless’ lake, which was connected to the sea in 1867 to help stop the water becoming stagnant. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walkers as there are some delightful view points to be found as well as many points of interest.

Finikounda is a perfect location to take a rental property for a romantic holiday in Messinia. It is a small fishing village with access to three glorious beaches, and brimming with Greek personality.

Weather in Messinia, Greece

Messinia shares a similar climate to Athens, with slightly warmed conditions throughout the year, averaging around 32˚C in summer and 10˚C in the winter. However, snow cover is common on the peaks of Mount Taygetus during the winter months.

Travel to Messinia, Greece

Kalamata International Airport (KLX) is serviced by charter flights from Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and Newcastle(NCL). More flights arrive into Athens International Airport (ATH), and there are frequent busses from Athens to Messinia, which take around 4 hours.

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                                                                                                      Great place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great stay in the beginning of October. Two families with kids. The House is even better than on the photos, and the hosts were very friendly, kind and service minded. Beautiful sunset view and a very tranquil environment, with olive trenes and nice paths for running. At night some of the dogs in the area were barking, and they kept some in our party a bit sleepless at night. But again, what is better than sleeping it out at beautiful beaches the day after, and we could enjoy them all almost by ourselves! Thanks for a great stay, would love to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Charming villa in a friendly Greek village

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful family holiday at Villa Kefi in early August. The location is ideal. The Villa is in a pleasant village and just a short walk to a good long beach (part sand, part pebbles) with a lovely view across to the Mani peninsula A taxi ride from the airport, we happily spent a week there with two toddlers, without any need for a car. The food in Chrani was excellent; the restaurants served delicious Greek home cooking and the people were friendly and welcoming. Bonita, the owner, could not have been more helpful. Besides arranging for the taxi from the airport, she ensured we had everything we needed for a pleasant stay, from a new drying rack for bathing suits to excellent advice about the local restaurants and shops. We enjoyed breakfast (and often lunch) sitting around the table on the veranda overlooking the garden, with the convenience of the outside kitchen area. Every morning we fetched freshly baked bread and locally grown fruit (grapes and melon) from the nearby shop. In between naps and visits to the beach, the children played happily in the garden area. The beach was lovely, the water crystal clear. There are showers at the exits to wash off the salt. We twice walked along it after swimming to the Caribbean bar for an enjoyable lunch right behind the beach. The Villa is clean and comfortable, with a quirky layout of the bedrooms, which is part of its charm. Two of the bedrooms are cooled by fans, the third bedroom has air conditioning and an ensuite bathroom which provides its only window. If you plan to be there without a car, then it’s useful to know that there is no ATM in Chrani. All in all we had a highly enjoyable stay at Villa Kefi, in a friendly Greek atmosphere.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful views from this lovely apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment is very comfortable and well equipped. The views across Kalamata, by day and by night, are amazing. To get those views, you are high up and can't just pop out to the local Taverna or supermarket, if you fancy! We found the entrance to the property challenging on day 1, but soon realised it was best to turn around above the villa and then drive in on a right turn; also best to reverse out! A car is essential (unless you just want to lounge around and read). The area is wonderful and we visited most of the ancient sites in the Peloponnese, finding plenty of entertainment on the Greek roads! Our hosts were available if required but unobtrusive, and offered good advice about our holiday plans. An excellent venue!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016