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ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF MESSENIA

The Archaeological Museum of Messenia is in the same building which housed the ancient Municipal Market of Kalamata, in the historical centre of the city. The exhibition covers the history and the civilization of the area, from the prehistoric period to the Byzantine period. The exhibits derive from excavations and researches and demonstrate the timeless character of the local civilization and the age long history of the area.The history of the prefecture is presented based on its four larg.....

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF MESSENE

The Museum of Ancient Messene is at the west foot of Mavrommati village, just 12 kilometers away from the east side of Kalamata. It is a small, double-storeyed building with three exhibition rooms and a balcony that also includes special maintenance places. The building was constructed in a plot, which was donated to the Archaeological Society by D. Latzounis, resident of the area. The exhibition demonstrates the findings of the excavations that have been taking place in Ancient Messene, si.....

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF CHORA

The Archaeological Museum of Chora is located in the homonymous small market town of West Messenia, at a distance of 53 kilometers from the city of Kalamata. It was established in 1969, aiming to house the most important findings of the excavations in the wider area. Specifically, it includes findings from Nestor’s Palace, the Chamber Tombs and the archaeological sites of the area. The collections consist of golden jewelry and goblets, wall paintings, miniatures and sculptures which date ba.....

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ANTONOPOULEION ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF PYLOS

In the seaside city of Pylos, which is 45 kilometers away from Kalamata, you will find the Archaeological Museum, which was founded after a donation of Ch. Antonopoulos. At first, the Museum included a part of the collection of the French Philhellene Rene Puaux, who intended to create a museum for artifacts of the Hellenic Revolution. Today, the Antonopouleion Museum operates as an archaeological museum.The collection includes findings from the area of Pylia, from the middle Helladic to the.....

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HISTORICAL AND FOLKLORE MUSEUM OF KALAMATA

For those who wish to travel to past centuries and have a taste of local traditions, the visit to the Historical and Folklore Museum, in the historic centre of Kalamata, is necessary. The museum is housed in a double- storeyed mansion that was donated to the Municipality of Kalamata by Kyriakou family, for the Association for the Preservation of Arts& Letters.The ground floor of the museum creates a complete image of the pre-industrial lifestyle in Messenia. It is divided into thematic .....

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A. TASSOS MUNICIPAL GALLERY OF KALAMATA

In the historic centre of Kalamata, a renovated neoclassical mansion houses the Municipal Gallery of the city. It was named after the Messenian engraver A. Tassos, because of the big number of works that he has donated to the gallery. The collection, consisting exclusively of donations, includes 350 works of visual art mostly of the 1980’s. It mostly focuses on painting and sculpture but there are also remarkable engraved and ceramic artworks.The exhibitions that are being organized either .....

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MILITARY MUSEUM OF KALAMATA

At a short distance from the Church of Ypapanti, there is the Military Museum of Kalamata, the exhibition of which aims to demonstrate the modern Greek history, from 1821 up to the present, through rich material. It includes costumes and material from the period of the Revolution and exhibits relevant to the Messenian Macedonian Fighters. The exhibition gradually continues to the present, referring in the meantime to the period of the Balkan Wars, the Asia Minor Catastrophe, World Wars I an.....

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MUNICIPAL RAILWAY PARK OF KALAMATA

It is a park in the centre of the Messenian capital, which operates as an open-air railway museum. Rambling around the park, the visitors can travel in time and discover the railway of the 19th and the 20th century. In a land plot of 54.000 square meters in area, in the place where the old railway station used to be, there is the station of the area and the double-storeyed station master’s office, boarding platforms and a waiting hall. Faucets of vapor locomotives and steering – houses, a m.....

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