Kalamata is the capital of Messinia. It's a well layed out modern city with remarkable economic, spiritual and artistic activity.
You must visit the Castle and the old town, the metropolitan church of Ipapandi, the Byzantine temple of saint Apostle, the monastery, the public library, the Modern Greek Art gallery, and the beautiful renovated neoclassical houses. You will also enjoy the way to Sparta through mount Taigetos.
In the summer you can enjoy the extended local beaches and crystal clear waters. You can also visit various exhibitions. If you decide to visit Kalamata on Easter "Saitopolemos", a custom witch started during Turkish domination will amaze you.