Kalamata: The city of sun and culture. - Kalamata, the capital of Messinia Prefecture, locates in the inlet of the Messinia Bay and is built at the foot of Mount Kalathi, on the outskirts of Taygetos, in place of the ancient Faron. It constitutes the administrative, economic and commercial centre of the South-west Peloponnese, just 215 km away from Patras and 230 kilometers from Athens. - See more at http://www.ellines.com/en/specials/destination/6894-h-poli-tou-iliou-kai-tou-politismou/
Apokriatika While Greece may be a Christian country today, a few ghosts of the ancient pantheon are still hanging around. Dionysos hits town each February to kick up his heels at this pre-Lenten food 'n' wine extravaganza. Most Greek towns celebrate the festival, but the city of Patras, in the Peloponnese, hosts one of the best. Expect fattened pigs and free-flowing wine to get Greeks in the mood before the 40 days and 40 nights of atonement and self-denial kick in.