TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS

Kalamata Olives PDO

The most famous Kalamata Olives PDO have traveled across the world. All juicy, with their characteristic brownish color and a slightly fruity flavor, the Kalamata Olives consist a treasure for the Messinian land. Integral part in each table, either as a snack or as a indispensible meal component.

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Kalamata Olives PDO

Sfela PDO

Semi-hard cheese from sheep or goat milk, which is found in the prefectures of Messinia and Laconia. The name “sfela” comes from the greek word sfelida, which means strip, by the way it gets cut during its production.Read more
Sfela PDO

Lalanghia

A local traditional delicacy. They are actually rolls with olive oil, which are formed with flour and water, folded into thin strips and fried in hot oil. They can be part of the breakfast meal (with a little sfela), giving adequate energy for the rest of the day.Read more
Lalanghia

Figs and Dried Figs (Tsapeles)

There are plentiful fig trees in the area of Kalamata and Messinia in general. A characteristic variety is the tsapelosykon. They are consumed either fresh, even cut directly from the tree, or dried, after having stayed under the sun and dried in a natural way, with absolutely no chemical additives. Read more
Figs and Dried Figs (Tsapeles)

Pasteli

Typical traditional sweet made from sesame and honey. It occurs with many variations (peanut, almond) and different textures (soft-boiled, crunchy). A dominant Kalamata product is the melato pasteli (pasteli with honey).
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Pasteli

Honey

The Taygetos honey is made from many different types of plants, flowers, etc. Mainly we meet fir honey and heather honey, but there are varieties of thyme honey, flower honey, strawberry tree, sage and pine.

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Honey

Poliani Apples

In the region we meet different varieties of apples. ΤTheir rich aroma and flavor make them the first choice for the people of Kalamata. Read more
Poliani Apples

Wild Artichokes

A nutritious vegetable met in the surrounding villages (mainly in Mikromani). Read more
Wild Artichokes

Potato from Alagonia - Kalamata

A special potato variety produced in the villages of Taygetos, mostly in Alagonia. It is round shaped, thick peel, thus can be maintained for long enough. Read more
Potato from Alagonia - Kalamata

MUNG BEANS or PSILOFASOULA

They belong to the category of pulses, their size is smaller than the lentil, while their color is green. Easily cooked, they do not require long cooking or any other special treatment. Read more
MUNG BEANS or PSILOFASOULA

Rice

It belongs to the amylaceous and therefore is rich in carbohydrates and a very good energy source. Its complex carbohydrates are been gradually absorbed by the body, providing a better regulation of blood sugar levels. Read more
Rice

Salted pork (Pasto)

Pork meat cooked without the fat. Remove the fat and corn the meat with salt. Then smoke it with wood and herbs from the region. Finally, boil it with wine and flavor it with orange. Maintain it using traditional methods without any particular treatment. Read more
Salted pork (Pasto)

Sausage with orange

Fine pieces of pork, with scents from spices and orange, cooked in wine and smoked. It contains small orange pieces, which is very characteristic. Sausages can be preserved for long periods of time because of their processing. Read more
Sausage with orange

Aromatic Plants and Herbs

The area of Kalamata and especially mount Taygetos, with the great variety of indigenous plants and herbs, offer visitors the opportunity to get to know one of the richest and most interesting ecosystems in Europe. Read more
Aromatic Plants and Herbs

Vinegar

Kalamata is famous for its balsamic vinegar with its elegant taste, its dark amber color and its thick texture. It is made from grape must, which is placed for maturing in wooden barrels and obtains the specific aroma and color, along with the intense flavor.

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Vinegar

Groundnut or Arachida peanut

A nutritious nut, produced in the region of Bournias in the Municipality of Kalamata and in other regions of Messinia. The fruit is collected and peeled and then used as a pure nut , raw or roasted. Read more
Groundnut or Arachida peanut

Wine

Interesting aromas and flavors claim a leading role in Kalamata tables. A combination of good food, beverages and traditional music create the atmosphere here. Read more
Wine

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Municipality of Kalamata

Kalamata Gastronomy

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