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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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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      We'll remember this!!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have had a wonderful time here enjoying Methoni and Villa Aleiki. Our three children will remember this for a long time to come. Such a great set-up for three young children and great kindness from Nigel and Fiona. The only downside is letting the children know that dinner out every night at 9 pm will not go on forever !
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Beautifully Presented Villa with Lovely Sea Views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely villa located in the pretty village of Lefktro, near Stoupa. The property was very clean and comfortable, and beautifully presented. There is a spacious lounge/diner, a shower room and a well equipped kitchen leading out to an attractive courtyard garden – a lovely place to sit with your morning coffee! The upstairs accommodation comprises a generous, airy double bedroom leading onto to a large terrace with superb sea views, two smaller twin bedrooms (one with doors on to the terrace), and a bathroom. We enjoyed the leisurely stroll down to the main beach in Stoupa, which took about 15 minutes. The property is very well situated for the bakery and supermarket, but when you are filling up your trolley bear in mind that the last part of the walk back to the villa is a bit on the steep side! It might be worth considering hiring a car, but if you are reasonably fit it is not essential. Stoupa is a wonderful location for a relaxing summer holiday. There's lots to explore in the local area, with plenty of good restaurants to choose from. I would highly recommend hiring bikes and taking the coastal cycle path to the quaint fishing village Aghios Nikolaos. Kardamyli, in the other direction, is also well worth a visit. Stella was extremely helpful throughout the whole booking process, and on arrival kindly met our airport taxi at the nearby supermarket in Stoupa so that we didn’t get lost on the last part of the journey. We loved this villa so much that we have re-booked for summer 2017!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016