This old byzantine church, located at the old town of Kalamata, is where the Greeks took the oath of loyalty to the revolution from the Ottomans in 1821. A visit to this place will give you the feeling of how Kalamata was a hundred years ago. There you can also find many ‘old-style market’ shops.
On the southeast Messenia, at the first leg of the Peloponnese peninsula, there is a picturesque little town, Methoni, overlooking the Ionian Sea. The castle of Methoni, among the largest ones in the Mediterranean, was built by the Venetians in the early 13th century on a rocky promontory.
In western Peloponnese, in the “Valley of Gods”, lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of the most important athletic meeting of all times, the Olympic Games. Olympia is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Greece, and one of the most powerful brand names worldwide. The Olympia museum features ancient Greek statues of stunning beauty.